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Thomas Bonnot Receives the United States Forest Service Chiefs Award

Thomas Bonnot, assistant research professor in the School of Natural Resources, received the United States Forest Service Chiefs Award in 2021. Bonnot is a member of a team being recognized for his work on Brown-Headed Nuthatch Reintroduction. In addition, the team made the list in the BBC’s wildlife magazine of the top 50 reasons to be cheerful in 2021.…

Rebecca North Named Association for Science of Limnology and Oceanography Fellow

Rebecca North, assistant professor in the School of Natural Resources, has been named as a fellow with the Association for the Science of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO). ASLO fellows are recognized as having achieved excellence in their contributions to ASLO and aquatic sciences. The commitment and service of these individuals to ASLO have enabled our society to advance the sciences…

A Focus on Food, Fire & Agroforestry

Free, virtual Agroforestry Symposium scheduled for Jan. 24

The annual Agroforestry Symposium returns in 2022 with a focus on diverse ecological knowledges that contribute to climate resilience. The symposium, led by the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) Center for Agroforestry, will again be completely virtual this year – and free of charge. This is the 13th year of the event and registration is currently…

An Untapped Industry

Putting Maple on the Map in the Lower Midwest

Maple syrup production is most known in the Northeastern United States, but is there a potential maple industry in the lower Midwest? Hannah Hemmelgarn, assistant program director of the Center for Agroforestry, recently received a grant totaling $473,481 for the project, Putting Maple on the Map in the Lower Midwest, to explore just that. This project involves partners in Missouri…

Potential for a Warmer Winter

Tony Lupo's long-term forecast shows mid-Missouri could see a warmer winter

Tony Lupo, a professor of atmospheric science in the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR), said this past fall – the months of September, October and November – was the sixth warmest in Missouri since the state began keeping records in 1889. Halfway through December, mid-Missouri is seeing temperatures that are averaging 10 degrees above…

Senior Spotlight: Ally Akyol

Akyol will graduate with a degree in parks, recreation and sport

Ally Akyol made the most out of her time at the University of Missouri. A Columbia, Mo., native, Akyol took part in hands-on learning experiences, a study abroad program and experiential learning opportunities. Her time in the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) also prepared for her future career – a career that she has already begun.…

CAFNR Students Named to Alumni Association Student Board

Four CAFNR students were recently named to the Alumni Association Student Board (AASB). Founded in 1974, the AASB is a group of student representatives who serve as the connection between students and the Mizzou Alumni Association. As leaders on campus, they work to preserve MU traditions, foster a sense of pride within the Mizzou community and serve as the governing…

MU Soil Judging Team Competes in Minnesota

The University of Missouri Soil Judging team recently competed in the Region V Collegiate Soil Judging Contest in Crookston, Minnesota. A total of seven universities and more than 150 students competed. Jacob Wolken, a senior in environmental sciences, finished fourth overall in the individual competition. In a competition for group judging with mixed teams from different universities, MU combined its…

Expanding Forestry Efforts

CAFNR announces gift to create landowner engagement position in forestry 

Barrels made from Missouri white oak truly represent a 100 percent value-added product from the Show-Me State. From landowners’ woodlands, to master loggers harvesting mature trees, to the manufacturing plants assembling the barrels, white oak woodlands help sustain rural communities across Missouri. And not just white oak but red oak, too, ensures Missouri’s $10 billion forest products economic engine keeps…

CAFNR Honors Exceptional Alumni

Six of the college’s outstanding alumni recognized at the 2021 Column Awards ceremony

The College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources recently honored the six individuals chosen to receive the 2021 CAFNR Column Award for Distinguished Alumni. This is the only award specifically for alumni presented by the college. The awardee class includes one graduate from each of CAFNR’s six divisions, reflecting the six historic columns at the University of Missouri.   Animal…