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Ben Knapp Named Buddy Temple Visiting Scholar

Ben Knapp, associate professor in the School of Natural Resources, was named the first Buddy Temple Visiting Scholar through the T.L.L. Temple Foundation. The Temple Foundation first purchased a parcel of land in 1902, which is now part of the Boggy Slough Conservation Area (BSCA) in Lufkin, Texas. To honor Buddy Temple, who acquired BSCA in 2013, the foundation named…

A New Partnership

DeLine Holdings, CAFNR partner to unveil community research site

DeLine Holdings and the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) celebrated the grand opening of the DeLine Community Research Site Thursday, Sept. 16, at the site northwest of Columbia. The site is a new collaboration developing outdoor research and educational opportunities to facilitate a better understanding of natural systems and processes. The 94-acre site, which includes…

Solving Problems Through Research

Chung-Ho Lin is a research associate professor in forestry and lead scientist in charge of the bioremediation and natural products research program at the Center for Agroforestry

As an alum of the University of Missouri (MU), Chung-Ho Lin has worked for his alma mater his entire career in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) in the School of Natural Resources. In that time, he’s become known as a problem solver of sorts, when it comes to a wide variety of research questions. Lin, who…

A Burning Passion for the Good Kind of Forest Fire

With the help of tree rings, an MU researcher is on a mission to show the world that not all fires are harmful

Michael Stambaugh wants people to know that fire is not always bad. He knows that to some people, this is like saying water is dry, and after 20 years as a researcher at the University of Missouri, he’s still trying to show the good that can come from one of nature’s most powerful forces. “Fire is a historical legacy,” said Stambaugh,…

National Science Foundation Taps Danforth Center to Lead New Institute to Advance the Restoration of Natural and Agricultural Ecosystems

The $12.5 million collaborative program includes 26 scientists and educators from eight institutions, including the University of Missouri

The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center today announced a $12.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to establish the New Roots for Restoration Biology Integration Institute (NRR-BII). Allison Miller, Ph.D., a member of the Danforth Center and professor of biology at Saint Louis University, will serve as the director of the NRR-BII, a collaboration between eight organizations, involving…

CAFNR Welcomes New Faculty

Our college introduces 12 faculty members this fall 

At the beginning of each semester, we welcome the new faculty members who have joined us. The College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at the University of Missouri is proud to introduce 12 new faculty members this fall who are ready to immerse themselves in our core areas of teaching, research and Extension. Each of them brings a wealth…

A Well-Rounded Experience

The environmental sciences degree program prepared Matt Beckwith for a career as a broadcast meteorologist

An early passion for broadcast meteorology and a desire to get a degree from a university in the state he grew up in led Matt Beckwith to the University of Missouri. Beckwith thought the atmospheric science emphasis area within the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) environmental sciences degree program would help prepare him for a career…

Jenna Fusinatto Wins Individual Category in Mizzou Brand Wagon Awards

Jenna Fusinatto, academic advisor in the School of Natural Resources, was recognized Aug. 16 in the individual category of the Mizzou Brand Wagon Awards for her work on the CAFNR Staff Advisory Council bi-monthly newsletter. Jenna transformed the newsletter using Mizzou Identity templates and gave it a fresh, updated black and gold look. She was nominated by fellow Staff Council…

Two Students Named George Washington Carver Fellows

Brittney Cade and Alexis Jones named George Washington Carver Fellows

The George Washington Carver Fellowship for Graduate Studies helps support under-represented scholars in MS and PhD degree programs in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) at the University of Missouri (MU). The assistantship honors George Washington Carver, a native Missourian, who gained international recognition in the early 20th century for his teaching and research in agriculture. For…

Hank Stelzer Receives the SEC Visiting Faculty Travel Program Award

Hank Stelzer, associate professor in the School of Natural Resources at the University of Missouri (MU) College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) was awarded the SEC Visiting Faculty Travel Program award. This award gives faculty from one SEC institution the opportunity to travel to another SEC campus to exchange ideas, develop grant proposals, and conduct research. Stelzer was…