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Mizzou Soil Judging Team Competes at National Collegiate Soil Judging Contest

The Mizzou Soil Judging Team participated in the National Collegiate Soil Judging contest in early April. The contest, which was completely virtual, included group and individual judging with pedon descriptions, feature identification and soil texturing components. The contest featured soils from across the country, including Alaska and Puerto Rico, offering students an opportunity to see diverse soils. The MU team…

CAFNR Students and Faculty Honored at Tap Day

In a tradition dating back to 1917, small groups of students were selected (or “tapped”) by their peers to join one of the University of Missouri’s six secret honorary societies Friday, April 30. The six societies – QEBH, Mystical Seven, LSV, Mortar Board, Omicron Delta Kappa and the Rollins Society – honor new members for service, leadership and commitment to…

CAFNR Students Earn S.T.A.R Honors

As Mizzou pivoted to new forms of learning and engagement in Fall 2020, the Office of Undergraduate Research designed and delivered a robust set of online workshops. As part of those workshops, the office created the S.T.A.R. program: Student Training for Advancing Research. For each student who attended at least five workshops or completed compliance training (IRB, RCR, EHS), they…

A Long-Term Look

Tony Lupo sees similar winter trends for mid-Missouri

While there’s never a dull moment when it comes to long-term forecasting, Tony Lupo doesn’t foresee any wild weather swings during the upcoming winter months in mid-Missouri. Lupo, a professor of atmospheric science in the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) School of Natural Resources (SNR), said the weather shouldn’t stray too far from last…

Up to the Challenge

Patrick Market named director of the School of Natural Resources

For the past 20 years, Patrick Market has been a steady presence in the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) School of Natural Resources (SNR). Market, who has spent his entire professional career at MU, was hired in 1999 as an assistant professor of atmospheric science. He became an associate professor of atmospheric science in…

Tony Lupo receives SEC 2020 Faculty Achievement Award

Tony Lupo, professor of atmospheric science, has received the SEC 2020 Faculty Achievement Award. The recognition is given out to one faculty member from each school once a year. The SEC then awards one of those candidates as SEC professor of the year. First presented in 2012 and selected by the SEC provosts, these awards honor one individual from each SEC member…

Mizzou Made Meteorologists

Nashville boasts two meteorologists who got their degrees at MU

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ atmospheric science program has trained and prepared meteorologists who are now spread throughout the United States, providing timely weather and climate information for the communities they serve. Two of those meteorologists serve one of the country’s largest cities – Nashville, Tennessee. Katy Morgan and Henry Rothenberg were classmates during…

A Look Toward Winter Weather

Long-range forecasts show winter temperatures could be below averages

Nearly a year ago, the city of Columbia was greeted with one of the largest snowstorms in the town’s history – nearly 17 inches. Columbia ended up with around 30 inches of snow in total during the winter months, including some during the spring. Tony Lupo, a University of Missouri professor of atmospheric sciences, said mid-Missourians shouldn’t see that much…

Uncovering the Economic Sense of Planting Cover Crops

CAFNR researchers conduct study of the economic effects of cover crops on cash crop production

Proponents say that rotating cash crops such as soybeans, wheat and corn with cover crops such as legumes, grasses and forbs has many benefits. It replenishes the soil, reduces erosion, cuts down on runoff pollution and helps to control pests. However, many farmers don’t use cover crops because they believe it cuts into their bottom line. There’s the cost to…

Patrick Guinan Receives Mumford Award for Outstanding Faculty at 2019 Celebration of Excellence

Patrick Guinan, associate extension professor and director of the Missouri Climate Center, received the Frederick B. Mumford Award for Outstanding Faculty at CAFNR’s 2019 Celebration of Excellence awards ceremony Thursday, April 11. Guinan joined MU as a station climatologist with the Agricultural Experiment Station in 1988. He has been an associate extension professor since 2013 and director of the Missouri…