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CAFNR Research Digest
CAFNR Office of Research Newsletter // Aug. 10, 2023 // 5(16)
Missouri Agricultural Experiment Station
Northern Missouri REEC holds field day »

The Northern Missouri Research, Education and Extension Center welcomed producers and other stakeholders from across the state to Lee Greenley Jr. Memorial Research Farm for it’s annual Field Day on Aug. 3. During this event, farmers were able to connect directly with CAFNR researchers to discuss their latest research findings and how these findings can be applied on their working farms.

See photos from the event.

The next field day will be at the Fisher Delta Research, Education and Extension Center in southeast Missouri on Aug. 30. This year’s event will feature its first ever Ag Research Expo. Learn more here.

CAFNR Research Council
Present at the 2023 CAFNR Research Symposium »

How are you contributing to CAFNR’s vision of creating a healthy world? We invite you to save the date and consider showcasing your research to the entire CAFNR community and beyond during the third annual CAFNR Research Symposium, October 5, 2023, presented by the CAFNR Research Council. Events will begin at 9 a.m. in Stotler Lounge in Memorial Union; a poster session and reception will be held from 4 to 5 p.m., with award winners announced at 5 p.m.

Opportunities are available to present a short talk and participate in poster presentations and lightning talks. Registration to present a short talk with a 100-word abstract is open until Sept. 5, and registration to attend or present a poster is open until Sept. 15. Register online to present or attend.

Faculty, please encourage your students (both graduate and undergraduate) and post-doc collaborators to participate, and support your classes in attending! Awards will be given for the best posters. (See winners and photos from last year’s first-ever in-person symposium!)

Grant Tips
Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities
Research Roars

Randall Prather, Curators’ Distinguished Professor of Animal Science, recently secured $7.5 million in funding from the National Institute of Health (NIH) to support continued operation of the National Swine Resource and Research Center (NSRRC) for the next five years. The NSRRC serves as a resource for biomedical investigators and researchers, providing those individuals with access to critically needed swine models for human health and disease.

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

Allison Pease, Aquatic Invasive Species Early Detection Rapid Response in MWR Parks to Protect and Restore Habitats, National Park Service, 7/11/23-9/30/26, $269,000

Grover Shannon, Screening soybean varieties for Dicamba resistance, Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council, 7/1/23-6/30/24, $65,500

Michael Stambaugh, Assessing fire impacts and benefits from restoration and fuel treatments to hard/yellow pine wood properties and volume production, ecosystem amenities and industry stakeholder perceptions, U.S. Forest Service, 7/13/23-7/15/28, $1,112,835

Amy Petry, Understanding the role of functional insoluble fiber supplementation in nursery pig diets to optimize performance, health, and fecal consistency, Vita Plus Corp., 7/1/23-6/30/24, $17,500

Priyamvada Voothuluru, EAGER: Breaking the walls down: Understanding the role of cell wall components in root growth regulation under water deficit conditions, National Science Foundation, 8/1/23-7/31/25, $298,954

Randall Prather, National Swine Resource and Research Center (NSRRC) Years 21-25, National Institute of Health, 8/1/2023-7/30/28, $7,519,025

Randall Prather, Alzheimer’s disease supplement 2022, National Institute of Health, 8/1/23-7/31/24, $391,250

In the News

$3 million grant awarded to MU researcher for leading biomedical and agricultural innovation
Science Magazine

Considering early harvest of drought-stressed corn for silage
Brownfield Ag News

Reviving the soil: Boone County rancher helps lead a movement in regenerative agriculture
Columbia Missourian

Advances in farming showcased at annual ag field day at MU Greenley Research Farm

Helping Dairy Cows Through Extreme Heat
Morning Ag Clips

MU Extension offers help for crops, livestock and people during drought
Muddy River News

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