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CAFNR Research Digest
CAFNR Office of Research Newsletter // July 13, 2023 // 5(14)
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New Agricultural Economist Survey Forecasts Key Drivers of U.S. Ag Outlook »

The University of Missouri’s agricultural policy research centers, in partnership with Farm Journal, will release a national monthly survey of leading agricultural economists to forecast agricultural market trends

Research with Heart

Research from the National Swine Resources and Research Center, a CAFNR Program of Distinction, continues to play a vital role in the clinical success of partial heart transplants: “Characterization of Green Fluorescent Protein in Heart Valves of a Transgenic Swine Model for Partial Heart Transplant Research” led by researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina and Mizzou have accelerated the ability to accomplish such procedures. Learn more in this heart-warming story.

Missouri Agricultural Experiment Station
Field days planned this year at Mizzou agricultural centers across the state (click to read)
Field days planned this year at Mizzou agricultural centers across the state »

Extension and research facilities to host producers and share latest innovations and practices

CAFNR Grants Office Tips
NIFA Application Status Dashboard »

This look-up tool offers a quick and easy way to view the status of applications for NIFA funding opportunities

Research Roars

Prather inducted into National Academy of Inventors Fellows Program

Randall Prather, Curators’ Distinguished Professor, was officially inducted into the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) last month in Washington D.C., as part of its 2022 Fellows Program, where he joins the ranks of an elite group of academic inventors recognized for their research and intellectual property contributions.

“I was pleasantly surprised to be named a NAI Fellow,” Prather said. “It is a nice recognition to have, especially with MU being a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and I think it also represents not just me but all my collaborators and team members that have contributed to our research efforts over the years.”

The NAI Fellows Program highlights academic inventors who have demonstrated a spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society. Prather alone has earned 21 issued patents in the United States and 56 issued foreign patents over the course of his 33-year career at MU.

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

Bradley Wilson, Microbial and N-Refinement Beltwide project, Cotton, Inc., 1/1/23-12/31/23, $5,000

Kiho Lee, Enhancing The Value of Pigs For Agriculture and Biomedical Applications By Using Novel Genome Editing Strategies, National Institute of Health, 7/1/23-6/30/24, $781,761

Michael Stambaugh, Tree Ring Inventory and Analysis Project, US Forest Service, 6/9/23-11/1/25, $75,000

In the News

75 years later: Discovery of ‘wonder drug’ aureomycin at MU changed the world
Columbia Missourian

State awards $4 million to Missouri farms, small businesses to produce value-added items

High production costs could weigh on the ag economy through 2024

Top 5 Livestock Forage Actions To Take During Drought

University of Missouri get 7% state funding bump, money for meat processing plant

MU research evaluating alternative pasture weed management
Brownfield Ag News

Field Days Set at Mizzou Ag Centers Across the State
Morning Ag Clips

Tar spot of corn confirmed in June in Missouri – the earliest ever
Muddy River News

Plants respond to heat differently than humans
Missouri Farmer Today

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