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Hendrickson Receives Award Through The Agriculture, Food and Human Value Society

Mary Hendrickson, associate professor in Rural Sociology, received the Excellence in Instruction Award at the Agriculture, Food and Human Value Society (AFHVS) virtual conference on Thursday, June 10. The Excellence in Instruction Award honors a member for outstanding teaching related to agriculture, food, and human values at the undergraduate and/or graduate level. To be a recipient of this award, a…

Jenny Melo Velasco Receives Dissertation Research Funding from Rural Sociology Society

Jenny Melo Velasco, doctoral student in rural sociology, received a $2,000 award to fund her research on “Digital Agricultural Technologies in Latin America.” The Rural Sociology Society awards students’ research in the following categories: thesis, dissertation, early career and Lawrence Busch student research. She was only one of four students to receive the dissertation…

CAFNR Students and Faculty Honored at Tap Day

In a tradition dating back to 1917, small groups of students were selected (or “tapped”) by their peers to join one of the University of Missouri’s six secret honorary societies Friday, April 30. The six societies – QEBH, Mystical Seven, LSV, Mortar Board, Omicron Delta Kappa and the Rollins Society – honor new members for service, leadership and commitment to…

Elizabeth Prentice Receives Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation Award as Part of 2020 Celebration of Excellence

Elizabeth Prentice received the 2020 Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation Award as part of this year’s virtual Celebration of Excellence awards celebration in CAFNR. She defended her dissertation, “Narrating Disturbance: Risk, Power, and Mountain Pine Beetles” and completed her doctoral degree in rural sociology in summer 2020. Her advisor is Hua Qin, associate professor of rural sociology. Both Prentice and Qin were…

Hua Qin Wins National Excellence Award as Part of Research Team

Hua Qin, associate professor of environmental and resource sociology/demography in the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Division of Applied Social Sciences (DASS), is part of a multidisciplinary, multi-institution research team that was recently awarded the National Excellence in Multistate Research Award from the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities and the United States Department of…

CAFNR Researchers Earn Grant Related to Organic Agriculture

Mary Hendrickson and Kerry Clark were the recipients of one of the USDA-NIFA grants, for more than $420,000

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) recently invested $23 million to help boost organic farming and ranching. NIFA awarded 12 Organic Transitions Program (ORG) grants totaling $5.6 million to support research, education and extension efforts to help existing and transitioning organic livestock and crop producers adopt organic practices and improve their market…

Anadil Iftekhar Places Second at 2019 Rural Sociological Society Annual Meeting

At the 2019 Rural Sociological Society annual meeting, rural sociology PhD student Anadil Iftekhar placed second with her poster titled “Sacred Food Culture.” Anadil’s poster presented findings from her research, which assesses how Muslims living in the U.S. and Canada consume, grow and share food and how their religious and cultural beliefs affect their food attitudes and behaviors. Learn more…

Andres Mesa Receives Best Poster Presentation Award

Rural sociology PhD student Andres Mesa received the Best Poster Presentation of a Theme with International Significance award during the 2019 Community Development Society Conference. The presentation titled, “Identification of food deserts in Colombia,” shared several conclusions focused on how Colombia may begin to identify food deserts and the reasons they developed, consider how policy may facilitate investment in areas…

Stallman Honored by Truman School

Judy Stallmann has received the Mary Phillips Faculty Award from the Truman School of Public Affairs to recognize her service to the school. With the award, the Truman School honors faculty for their research, teaching or service work. Stallmann serves as a professor of agricultural and applied economics and rural sociology and is an affiliated faculty member with the Truman…

Hendrickson Recognized for Excellence in Instruction

To recognize her work in education and instruction, Mary Hendrickson, rural sociology assistant professor, will receive the 2019 Excellence in Instruction Award from the Rural Sociological Society (RSS). The award honors an RSS member who educates undergraduate or graduate students and excels in rural-oriented teaching. Learn more about the award at…