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New U.S. Export: Sports

Change in Chinese culture could open huge market for U.S.

A new study shows that interest in American sports is growing in China, which could open a large, untapped economic market for the U.S.

Bad Summer, Mild Winter?

Changing Pacific temperatures will give Midwest a break

A climatologist with the University of Missouri is predicting a slightly warmer than normal winter, a little below normal in precipitation and roughly 15 inches of snow for most areas.

A Spark of Inspiration

MU Forestry Professor Rich Guyette develops a novel equation to understand and predict fire

Rich Guyette knows fire. He’s studied it for more than thirty years and the samples he’s collected and analyzed have helped to create a historical record of fire in North America spanning 400 years. Till recently, he approached research like most fire scientists, focusing on the fuel source, thinking about local management questions and publishing research studies such as “Fire…

Big Screen Collaborators

CAFNR faculty are appearing on a Jumbotron near you

You may have noticed some friendly faces at MU football games this fall. Friendly CAFNR faces. On the big screen, no less. Just before the start of the football season, CAFNR Communications asked representatives from around the College to help us with a big project – in a short amount of time. This season, Buck’s Ice Cream became the official ice…

Tallying Tailgate Trash

Students dumpster dive to see how a recycling project is working

Is the Tiger Tailgate Recycling project working? Students dug deep into the trash pit to find out.

Sunshine, Smiles and Science

South Farm Showcase offers fun, discovery for the whole family

More than 8,000 mid-Missourians attended the sixth annual South Farm Showcase, solidifying its place as a premier fall event for families in mid-Missouri. Attendees took mule-powered wagon rides, learned how to milk a cow, cheered on cockroaches in races, handled reptiles, petted baby animals, sampled Missouri wines and mealworms, played soccer on the turf, weaved through corn and straw bale…

Two of Four

Hazelbauer and Jones named 2012 Curators' Professors

The University of Missouri Board of Curators this week named Jerry Hazelbauer, Biochemistry Professor, Chair (School of Medicine) and Division Director (College of Agriculture, Foods and Natural Resources and Natural Resources), and Jack Jones, the J. Michael Dunmire Professor and department chair in Fisheries and Wildlife, as Curators’ Professors – the University’s highest and most prestigious rank. The appointment recognizes…

On Call for the Drought

CAFNR experts work to alleviate drought effects, help farmers prepare for next season

The drought and its effects on agriculture have been at the forefront of public discussion this season. In July, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack declared all of Missouri’s 114 counties primary natural disaster areas. Some parts of the state have experienced the hottest temperatures and driest conditions in the last 118 years. While temperatures have cooled and parts of the…

Sticking To It

Project attaches enzymes to munitions pollution for remediation

Dangerous wartime chemicals pollute the soil and groundwater around thousands of armaments plants around the U.S. Cleaning up these inactive sites is difficult and expensive. A joint research project by the Center for Agroforestry and Department of Veterinary Pathobiology at the University of Missouri has finished preliminary testing on a novel and cheap method to apply pollution-eating enzymes to these contaminants.

South Farm Showcase

Research farm open house set for Sept. 22

One of the University of Missouri’s most important research centers, South Farm, will host a day of science and discovery for the entire family. A tornado tracking truck, cockroach races, tethered hot air balloon rides and prize pepper tasting are just a few of the myriad interactive attractions at the event.The sixth annual South Farm Showcase will take place from…