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CAFNR Research Digest
CAFNR Office of Research Newsletter // August 26, 2021 // 3(17)
Feature Stories
Thomas Spencer Named Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development (click to read)
Thomas Spencer Named Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development »

Thomas Spencer has been named vice chancellor for research and economic development at the University of Missouri. Spencer is a Curators’ Distinguished Professor in both the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources and the School of Medicine’s Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health.

Two Students Named George Washington Carver Fellows (click to read)
Two Students Named George Washington Carver Fellows »

Brittney Cade and Alexis Jones named George Washington Carver Fellows

Research Highlights
National Science Foundation Taps Danforth Center to Lead New Institute to Advance the Restoration of Natural and Agricultural Ecosystems (click to read)
National Science Foundation Taps Danforth Center to Lead New Institute to Advance the Restoration of Natural and Agricultural Ecosystems »

The $12.5 million collaborative program includes 26 scientists and educators from eight institutions, including the University of Missouri

Fisher Delta Research Center Field Day Postponed 

The Fisher Delta Research Center Field Day that was scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 31, has been postponed. New date to be announced in the coming weeks.

Forage System Research Center Field Day Cancelled

The Forage System Research Center Field Day scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 14, has been cancelled. Over the next few months FSRC will be planning several workshops and virtual informational segments related to research being done at the Center. More information for these events to come.

Atmospheric Science Night at Jefferson Farm and Garden Rescheduled 

Science Night at Jefferson Farm and Garden has been rescheduled for Thursday, Sept. 2. A live broadcast from KOMU’s Kenton Gewecke will start the event at 5 p.m.

Become a Peer Review Panelist for the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) 

NIFA is seeking qualified individuals to serve on peer review panels for grant applications. NIFA welcomes any individuals interested, even without receiving a NIFA award previously. To lean more about this opportunity, go to NIFA’s panelist information.

 

Agricultural Research Centers
Science Night at Jefferson Farm and Garden (click to read)
Science Night at Jefferson Farm and Garden »

Science Night at Jefferson Farm and Garden: Vegetables, Butterflies and Flowers- Oh My was held Thursday, Aug. 19, at the Center. Guests enjoyed a tour of the butterfly house, Missouri Master Garden demonstration gardens and a cherry tomato tasting!

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

The Graves-Chapple Research Center held their annual Field Day at the Center in Rock Port, Mo. on Tuesday, Aug. 24. Topics such as soybean gall midge and weed management were discussed.

Graduate Student Spotlight
Pawan Basnet Receives Borlaug Scholarship and Diversity Enhancement Award through NAPB (click to read)
Pawan Basnet Receives Borlaug Scholarship and Diversity Enhancement Award through NAPB »

Pawan Basnet, a PhD candidate in the Division of Plant Science and Technology received a Borlaug Scholarship and the Diversity Enhancement Award from the National Association of Plant Breeders

Research Roars

Jamille Palacios Rivera Receives the CWAE Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award 

Jamille Palacios Rivera, assistant teaching professor of agricultural and applied economics, received the CWAE Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award through the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAWA). This award celebrates and recognizes individuals who have actively worked to advanced diversity, equity and inclusion in the applied economics profession and who have had a positive impact on students, colleagues and the culture of their department.

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

Noel Aloysius, Missouri River Basin Water Resource Management, Agricultural Research SVC, 7/1/2021-10/31/2022, $431,100

Daniel Downing, Pesticide and Water Quality Video, MO Dept of Ag, 7/1/2021-6/30/2022, $27,500

In The News

Specialists School Producers on Feeding Cattle 

Missouri Farmer Today

The Graves-Chapple Research Center held their annual Field Day on Tuesday, Aug. 24!  In the header photo, Travis Winans, a graduate student in plant, insect and microbial sciences, gives a weed management update and talks about the seed terminator.