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CAFNR Research Digest
CAFNR Office of Research Newsletter // April 22, 2021 // 3(8)
Feature Story
Sharing Insights and Opportunities (click to read)
Sharing Insights and Opportunities »

The inaugural CAFNR Research Day will not only showcase the variety of research conducted within the College, the event will share insights about grants and programs for faculty, staff and students.

The CAFNR Research Day will be held Friday, May 7, and will be completely virtual. Registration is required.

Research Highlights
MU Students Selected to Participate in Undergraduate Research Day (click to read)
MU Students Selected to Participate in Undergraduate Research Day »

This year’s virtual celebration highlights student researchers while giving elected officials an opportunity to hear firsthand about the innovation and transformation taking place at the System’s four universities.

Welcome to Joseph P. Fischer, New Grant Proposal Coordinator!

Joseph P. Fischer recently joined the CAFNR Office of Research as a Grant Proposal Coordinator.

Fischer has a Juris Doctorate with a Certificate in Dispute Resolution from the University of Missouri. His previous work in both the legal field and the wine and grape industry in Missouri provides a fresh perspective and unique skill set, which complements the CAFNR Research Team’s work.

Joseph will help Sheryl Koenig and Liz Bent continue to expand and approve the proposal preparation services we currently offer to faculty, students and staff in CAFNR. Specifically, he will be in touch with each of you about a couple of projects – including building a CV bank for CAFNR faculty and the revisions to the agriculture experiment station projects.

Community Outreach
Keeping Missourians Up to Speed (click to read)
Keeping Missourians Up to Speed »

CAFNR and MU Extension encourage a passion for lifelong learning

Research Roars

CAFNR faculty members have received the following recent grants (listed by Principal Investigator):

Mandy Bish, Syngenta Service Order: February 8, 2021, Syngenta Seeds Inc, 2/8/2021-2/8/2022, $77,000

Kerry Clark, Agribusiness Development Activity, Chemonics International Inc, 2/17/2021-6/30/2025, $100,000

Lauren Hamilton, Validation of High Impact SNPs Affecting Sperm Development, Function and Fertilization Success, Lalor Foundation, 6/1/2021-5/31/2022, $55,000

James Heiser, Potential for Cotton Injury from Glufosinate Applications with Insecticides and/or PGR’s following Simulated Cloudiness Intervals, Cotton Inc, 1/1/2021-12/31/2021, $32,465

James Heiser, Evaluations of Mechanical Weed Control Methods Implemented with and without Directed/hooded Herbicide Applications in Cotton, Cotton Inc, 1/1/2021-12/31/2021, $23,000

James Heiser, Refinement of Nitrogen Use in Cotton for the Cotton Belt, Cotton Inc, 1/1/2021-12/31/2021, $4,000

Benjamin Knapp, National Atmospheric Deposition Program, Geological Survey, 3/7/2021-3/6/2022, $9,639

Teng Lim, 2020 NADPRP On Farm Biosecurity Outreach, Department of Agriculture, 3/1/2021-2/28/2023, $158,106

Harley Naumann, Dean Back to the Future: Improving Productivity, Sustainability, and Resilience of Eastern Grasslands, University of Tennessee, 1/1/2021-12/31/2024, $106,911

Rebecca North, Flooding Impact on Cyanobacteria Blooms, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, 3/1/2021-8/31/2022, $99,181

Joseph Parcell, The Economics and Optimal Design of Missouri Indoor Farming Supply Chains, Mo Ag and Small Business Dev Authority, 2/11/2021-1/31/2022, $69,273

Craig Paukert, Quantifying the impacts of climate change on fish growth and production to enable sustainable management of diverse inland fisheries, Geological Survey, 3/10/2021-12/31/2022, $102,458

Alice Roach, Clearing the Path for Marketing Directly from Missouri Farms to Institutions , Mo Ag and Small Business Dev Authority, 2/11/2021-12/31/2021, $118,012

Robert Schnabel, Fact: Swim – A Cyber-Enabled Swine Genome Imputation Framework And Publicly Accessible Server For Nucleotide Resolution Genetic Mapping, Michigan State University, 3/1/2021-2/29/2024, $19,428

Jinglu Tan, Acquisition of Goods and Services-Cropping Systems & Water Quality FY21-22, Agricultural Research Service, 4/1/2021-3/31/2022, $102,000

John Travlos, Improving Weather Risk Management Capabilities for Cotton Producers, Cotton Inc, 1/1/2021-12/31/2021, $18,500

Lisa Webb, Identifying effects of weather and land use on autumn and winter waterfowl distribution dynamics in the 21st century, Geological Survey, 3/10/2021-9/30/2022, $123,741

Mitchell Weegman, Managing waterfowl harvest under climate change, Geological Survey, 2/22/2021-2/21/2024, $13,803

In The News

Ag school adjusts classrooms for pandemic education

Missouri Farmer Today

MU’s Baskett Research Center works to understand how our forests breathe

Columbia Missourian

Legacy Oaks from MU planted on Capitol grounds

Columbia Missourian

The header photo showcases a bald eagle and its eaglet hanging out in their nest at the South Farm Research Center, located in Columbia, Mo.