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Defining the Objective

Division of Animal Sciences bringing cattle breeding plans to Agricultural Research Centers

For years, the Thompson Research Center, near Spickard, Mo., has been home to a very defined breeding plan for its straight bred, commercial Angus cattle herd. That plan contains a variety of objectives, including reproductive and genetic goals. With the strong success of that plan, a team from the University of Missouri Division of Animal Sciences is looking to expand…

From City Politics to Plant Pathology

Megan Hall’s viticulture appointment is a partnership between Grape and Wine Institute, Division of Plant Sciences

As an undergraduate student at the University of Toronto, Megan Hall would have never envisioned spending her career in various vineyards throughout the United States. Hall earned a bachelor’s degree in East Asian Studies at the University of Toronto, eventually getting involved in city politics in New York. She worked for a city council member in the Bronx – and…

A Constant, Guiding Influence

Marc Linit helped CAFNR through many transitions during his nearly 40-year career at MU

When Marc Linit joined the University of Missouri in 1980 as an assistant professor of entomology, the first lecture he gave was in a teaching lab in the southwest corner of the second floor of the Agriculture Building. It’s the same room, nearly 40 years later, which Linit occupies as senior associate dean for the Office of Research and Extension…

Sharing Fun and Excitement of Science and Discovery

Thousands flock to South Farm Showcase

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources was on full display during the 12th South Farm Showcase, which was held on Saturday, Sept. 29. The free, family-friendly event brought thousands out to the South Farm Research Center, in Columbia. Attendees could stop by the more than 60 venues set up throughout the Center and Jefferson Farm…

The Sweetness of Sweet Corn

Three separate genes responsible for the sweetness in corn

During his time as the superintendent of the Bradford Research Center, Tim Reinbott worked regularly with corn genetics. That work turned into an annual event at Bradford – sweet corn tasting for MU faculty and staff. “Corn genetics is really what started it all,” Reinbott said. “It got me thinking about the different types of sweet corn and what made…

Meeting Regional Research and Demonstration Needs

Research Center magazine highlights diversity and uniqueness of Missouri agriculture

For the second straight year, the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources has produced its “Road to Discovery” magazine, highlighting the diversity and uniqueness of its Agricultural Research Centers. The Research Centers are spread throughout the state, extending CAFNR’s research to more than 14,000 acres to meet the regional research and demonstration needs of agricultural producers…

Research Center Magazine: Growing the Greenest Grass

Turfgrass pathology group works with a number of grasses through a variety of projects

This story also appears in our University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Agricultural Research Center Magazine. Stop by your local Research Center to pick up a copy! You can view the magazine online by clicking here: Road to Discovery.  With hot summers and cold winters, growing and maintaining strong grass is an extremely tough job in…

Research Center Magazine: The Perfect Pairing

Research Center and CASE IH partnership crucial for farming operations, educational outreach

This story also appears in our University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Agricultural Research Center Magazine. Stop by your local Research Center to pick up a copy! You can view the magazine online by clicking here: Road to Discovery.  For the Agricultural Research Centers to function at the highest level possible, good equipment is key. High-quality…

Research Center Magazine: ‘More Than Just a Pumpkin’

Alisha Moreland and the CAFNR Research Centers team up to fight breast cancer

This story also appears in our University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Agricultural Research Center Magazine. Stop by your local Research Center to pick up a copy! You can view the magazine online by clicking here: Road to Discovery.  It was in 2007 when Alisha Moreland’s manager at the Columbia Daily Tribune was diagnosed with breast…

Research Center Magazine: Research With a Purpose

CAFNR Foundation helps support several Agricultural Research Center projects

This story also appears in our University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Agricultural Research Center Magazine. Stop by your local Research Center to pick up a copy! You can view the magazine online by clicking here: Road to Discovery.  For 80 years, the mission of the CAFNR Foundation has been to promote and further agricultural education…