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Judy Stallmann Awarded 2018 Donald W. Fancher Provost Award for Outstanding Achievement in Extension and Continuing Education

Judy Stallmann, professor, Agricultural and Applied Economics, Rural Sociology, Public Affairs, was named the recipient of the Donald W. Fancher Provost Award for Outstanding Achievement in Extension and Continuing Education. The purpose of this award is to provide special recognition to faculty members who have made outstanding contributions to the extension and continuing education efforts of the campus. Stallmann will be recognized…

Noteworthy Recognition

Four CAFNR graduate students receive new award

This year, 18 graduate students were honored as part of the inaugural class of the Mizzou 18 award. The select group was chosen based on a variety of accomplishments achieved during their time in school, including the research they’ve conducted, the leadership they’ve demonstrated, and the service to Mizzou they’ve provided. The students were selected across a wide range of…

Sewing Seeds

Rural sociology Ph.D. student uses her experience for economic betterment

Fear is common on the streets of San Salvador, El Salvador. The capital city of the Central American country is a hot spot for gang violence and brutality. With bloody streets often being literal, rather than figurative, many young women fear the trek to school where the pressure from the gangs is a constant. Families are forced to give money…

Choosing a Different Path

CAFNR graduate student provides 'new knowledge' behind motivations for home birthing in Missouri

The following were just some of the comments that Amanda Carr heard when she sat down with a total of 14 women this fall to talk about an experience that is not really discussed that much in public: the journey that is giving birth at home by choice. “Most of the women I’ve spoken to, they don’t really have an…

Maintaining Strong Bonds

CAFNR collaborators play key roles in success of 30-year partnership between UM System, University of Western Cape

Some memoranda of understanding (MOUs) mean more than others. Some are essentially pieces of paper tying two academic institutions together from different countries for five years. Others, though, last much longer and become rooted into the fabric of those institutions. Just ask the collective administrators, faculty and students from the four University of Missouri System universities and the University of…

Outstanding Accomplishment

Morgan Beach receives CAFNR Outstanding Senior Award for Spring 2016

Morgan Beach has been named the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Outstanding Senior for Spring 2016. Beach, from Pilot Grove, Missouri, graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in agricultural economics with an emphasis in public policy. She also earned minors in international agriculture, rural sociology and leadership. She was quoted as saying “I can sleep after I…

‘The Gift of Curiosity’

Longtime CAFNR professor to be honored for work done both in the classroom and in city government

For Rex Campbell, the questions never stop. They appear in his mind with clockwork regularity, urging him to seek out new information — or a new understanding of old information — in a way that belies his 85 years of age. Campbell has spent a total of 68 years either studying or teaching at the University of Missouri. “You can take me…

Making the Most of an ‘Opportunity’

CAFNR-affiliated organization creates new mapping tool as part of White House challenge

Chris Fulcher and the rest of the Community Commons team are no strangers to visiting the Washington, D.C., area for meetings, conferences and seminars, but before January they had never been asked to make a presentation at the White House. That changed when the team received an invitation from the White House Innovation Fellows Program to take part as one of 12…

The World Beyond Their Own

Inaugural Missouri Youth Institute to broaden perspective of high school students, provide path to World Food Prize

Out of all the people Willi Meyers could have sat next to at a meal session at the 2014 World Food Prize in Des Moines, Iowa, a high school student from Eldon, Missouri, certainly seemed like an improbable scenario. Meyers, who serves as the director of CAFNR International Programs, was stunned to bump into Holly Enowksi, a junior from Eldon High School,…

Sharing the Stage

National community engagement academy inducts CAFNR assistant dean

If Mary Leuci had a favorite proposition, it would definitely be the word “with.” When discussing the concept of community engagement and the role it plays at the University of Missouri and the surrounding community, she gives the word a special emphasis. “Engagement is really about how the University engages with the community for mutually beneficial reasons and it’s not…