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Developing Recognition

Rural sociology grad student receives Community Development Program Award

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.

A Hungrier Missouri

Hunger Atlas shows food insecurity continues to worsen

The number of people in Missouri who worry about having sufficient food, or who experience outright hunger, is moving in the wrong direction.

Population Shifts

Missouri is steadily moving from a rural to an urban state

Missouri’s northern rural counties continue to lose population while cities and a few small towns are steadily growing.

Finding Middle Ground

Scholarship supports sustainable agriculture and honors a family's dedication to conservation

With more than 50 years of service to the University of Missouri, Fred Martz has influenced hundreds of farmers, students and fellow faculty members. Though he recently celebrated his retirement, his impact on education will sustain through the Fred and Donna Martz scholarship.

Setting the Table for Food Security

Symposium unites research and communities to tackle hunger in the U.S.

We all think about it every day: what to eat at our next meal. For the millions of American households who experience food insecurity, the question is not what to eat, but if they’ll eat. Addressing that issue was on the table at a recent symposium hosted at MU: Food Insecurity: Assessing Disparities, Consequences, and Policies. The symposium, sponsored by…

A Global Pioneer

MU professor Jere Gilles builds bridges across cultures

Jere Gilles knew he wanted to serve in the Peace Corps before it even existed. “When I was in sixth grade I sort of thought JFK (President John F. Kennedy) stole the idea from me,” said Gilles, an associate professor of rural sociology in CAFNR’s Division of Applied Social Sciences. Gilles’ grandparents were homesteaders in Montana and he grew up…

Food Insecurity

MU summit focuses on causes, consequences, solutions

Hunger in America, and its causes, consequences and possible solutions, will be the topic of a University of Missouri national symposium Oct. 17-19.

RSS Win

Students and Faculty Earn Rural Sociology Society Recognition

Students and faculty members of the Rural Sociology Department in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources presented and were honored at the Rural Sociology Society (RSS) 2012 annual meetings in Chicago.

EEZ?

Judith Stallmann details impact of Enhanced Economic Zone

Judith Stallmann, professor of agricultural and applied economics, was a guest expert in a League of Women Voters television discussion on an effort in Boone County, Mo. to use an Enhanced Economic Zone to spur area job development. The EEZ is the topic of a heated debate in the county.  The plan uses tax incentives as a way to attract…