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,…
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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…
Mary Hendrickson was awarded the Excellence in Extension and Outreach Award.
There’s hope growing in the backyard of Missourians who are food insecure.
The informal child care industry created more than 128,000 jobs and added about $971.5 million in total value to the state of Kansas in 2005.
Two of CAFNR’s own each received a Gold Chalk Award. Mary Grigsby, associate professor of rural sociology, and Mike Smith, professor of animal sciences, were recognized for their impact on the education of their graduate students. Each year, the University of Missouri Graduate Professional Council awards Gold Chalk Awards to professors who have made significant contributions to the professional and…
Mark Porth, M.S. Rural Sociology ’13 and University of Missouri Extension regional community arts specialist, received the 2013 Community Development Program Outstanding Student Award. The award is presented to a Community Development Society student in recognition of his or her contribution to the community development field through a paper, article, field project, internship or other applied research.
The number of people in Missouri who worry about having sufficient food, or who experience outright hunger, is moving in the wrong direction.
Two members of the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ team were honored with MU International Engagement Awards April 26. Senior information specialist Mike Burden received the staff award, and associate professor of rural sociology Jere Gilles was the scholar recipient.