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CAFNR Research Digest
CAFNR Office of Research Newsletter // August 12, 2021 // 3(16)
Feature Stories
CAFNR Plays Crucial Role in New NSF Artificial Intelligence Institute (click to read)
CAFNR Plays Crucial Role in New NSF Artificial Intelligence Institute »

Michelle Segovia, associate professor of agricultural and applied economics, and Corinne Valdivia, professor of agricultural economics, play a crucial role in new NSF artificial intelligence institute

Studying Variable Rate Technology (click to read)
Studying Variable Rate Technology »

Earl Vories has been researching variable rate irrigation in cotton fields at the Fisher Delta Research Center

Research Highlights
Loving Pure Honey and the Bees that Don't Make It (click to read)
Loving Pure Honey and the Bees that Don't Make It »

Damon Hall, assistant professor in the School of Natural Resources, discusses the failing honeybee hives

Mini Land-Grant Conference was held August 2-3 

Thank you to all who attended the 2021 Mini Land-Grant virtual conference! All sessions from the conference can be found online.

Travel Approval System

To report planned travel and submit travel authorization for approval, please see steps on MyCAFNR. 

 

Agricultural Research Centers
2021 Graves- Chapple Research Center Field Day (click to read)
2021 Graves- Chapple Research Center Field Day »

The Graves-Chapple Research Center in Rock Port, Mo., will host an in-person field day on Tuesday, Aug. 24.

Greenley Research Center Field Day (click to read)
Greenley Research Center Field Day »

The Greenley Research Center held their field day Wednesday, Aug. 4! Topics such as drain water recycling, industrial hemp, and a drone demonstration were parts of the field day.

Science Night to Focus on Vegetables, Butterflies and Flowers (click to read)
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Science Night at Jefferson Farm and Garden will continue this month. The event will be held Thursday, Aug. 19, at 5:30 p.m.

Research Roars

Hank Stelzer Receives the SEC Visiting Faculty Travel Program Award 

Hank Stelzer, associate professor in the School of Natural Resources was awarded the SEC Visiting Faculty Travel Program Award. This award gives faculty from one SEC institution the opportunity to travel to another SEC campus to exchange ideas, develop grant proposals, and conduct research. He will be working with the University of Kentucky’s Forestry Extension team.

Keri Jacobs Testified During the State of Beef Supply Chain Hearing 

Keri Jacobs, associate professor of agriculture and applied economics, testified during the State of Beef Supply Chain: Shocks, Recovery and Rebuilding hearing organized by the U.S. House Ag Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture on Wednesday, July 28. Jacobs’ full testimony can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3saPA9nLy00.

Liz Bent and Sheryl Koenig Recognized as Drivers to Distinction 

Liz Bent, grants and contracts specialist, and Sherly Koenig, grant proposal manager, were recognized as Drivers to Distinction. They were recognized for their help and support in processing a record number of proposals last year which yielded $56.8 million in awards.

 

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

Eric Bailey, Use of Mycotoxin Binders in Beef Cattle Diets Containing Ergot-like Alkaloids, Kemin Industries, 6/1/2021-3/31/2022, $69,725

Thomas Bonnot, Northwestern New Jersey, Forest Service, 7/7/21-12/31/2022, $15,000

Kevin Bradley, Implements in Corn, National Corn Growers Association, 8/3/2021-9/30/2022, $100,000

Bruce McClure, EAGER: Self-incompatibility in Elderberry, NSF, 7/15/2021-6/30/2023, $13,188

Randall Prather, Development of Pig Resources to Reflect Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease, NIH, 8/1/2021-7/31/2022, $309,947

Randall Prather, National Swine Resource and Research Center, NIH, 8/1/2021-7/31/2022, $291,479

Randall Prather, National Swine Resource and Research Center, NIH, 8/1/2021-7/31/2022, $1,445,966

Thomas Spencer, Endometrial Basis for Infertility in Women with Recurrent: Implantation Failure and Pregnancy Loss, NIH,  7/1/2021-6/30/2022, $696,508

Lisa Webb, The Impact of Future Climate on Wetland Habitat in a Critical Migratory Waterfowl Corridor of the Prairie Pothole Region, Geological Survey, 7/1/2021-12/31/2023, $60,000

William Wiebold, Grape and Wine Institute FY23, Missouri Department of Agriculture, 7/1/2021-6/30/2022, $892,229

 

In The News

MU to Play Crucial Role in New AI Institute Funded by USDA

Missouri Ag Connection

Cattle Losing Environmental Stressor Defense 

Brownfield Ag 

Academia Professionals Outline the State of the Beef Supply Chain

Western Ag Reporter

The header photo features the sunflower field at South Farm Research Center. The sunflowers are currently in full bloom. Stop by South Farm to see the flowers before they mature!