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CAFNR Research Digest
CAFNR Office of Research Newsletter // June 1, 2023 // 5(11)
Feature Story
Leading FNES »

Dojin Ryu to head Division of Food, Nutritrition & Exercise Sciences

Research Highlights
CAFNR Program of Distinction: MULE Team »

Watch CAFNR’s latest Program of Distinction video highlighting the MULE Team

Missouri Agricultural Experiment Station
MU Center for Agroforestry Hosts  Education Events for Producers this Summer (click to read)
MU Center for Agroforestry Hosts Education Events for Producers this Summer »

Offerings Include Elderberry, General Agroforestry Practices and Nut Growing

A Natural Fit (click to read)
A Natural Fit »

Linn County Extension moves into facility at Cornett Farm

Research Roars

Plant Sciences Professor Named Director of Plant Transformation Core Facility

Bing Yang, professor of plant science and technology, has been named director of Mizzou’s Plant Transformation Core Facility. Yang will begin this new role July 1.

DASS Faculty Recognized at American Association for Agricultural Education Conference

Multiple Division of Applied Social Sciences (DASS) faculty were recognized with awards at the 2023 American Association for Agricultural Education conference held in Raleigh, NC in May. Projects receiving awards include:

  • What is the Meaning of Youth Livestock Production?: A Hermeneutic Phenomenological Study. Rebecca Mott, Jon Simonsen, John Tummons, Roxanne Vandermause, Anna Ball, Adam Cletzer, and Jaelyn Peckman. Named as the second runner-up for Most Outstanding Article in the Journal of Agricultural Education for 2022 (Volume 63 with 4 Issues).
  • A Call for Better Qual: A Philosophical and Methodological Examination to Advance Phenomenological Research. Rebecca Mott and Becky Haddad (University of Nebraska – Lincoln). Named as the Outstanding Presentation for the conference out of the top five presented at a special session.

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

Allison Pease, Movement ecology of native fish in the Cuyahoga River in relation to a large dam removal, U.S. Geological Survey, 5/1/23-4/30/24, $48,790

Benjamin Knapp, Pollinator habitat in log landings project: biochar and drought greenhouse experiment, Missouri Native Plant Society, 4/1/23-3/30/25, $1,000

Man Phouc Huynh, Unraveling nutritional requirements of an economically-important specialist herbivore toward new management tactics, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, 5/1/23-4/30/25, $299,597

Kelly Nelson, Evaluation of Urease and Nitrification Inhibitors with Surface-Applied Urea for Corn Production, Koch Agronomic Services, 4/1/23-12/31/23, $21,945

Gurpreet Kaur, Screening soybean varieties to flooding stress in Northern Missouri, Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council, 4/1/23-3/31/24, $20,000

Andrew Scaboo, SCN Screening for MO Breeding Programs, Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council, 7/1/23-6/30/24, $125,000

Tim Reinbott, Do Crop Rotation and Cover Crops Impact Soil Health, Productivity, and Profitability in Missouri Soybean Systems, Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council, 4/1/23-3/31/24, $28,000

Andrew Scaboo, Utilizing Molecular Markers for Soybean Variety Development, Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council, 7/1/23-6/30/24, $137,000

Craig Paukert, Development of a flexible mid-sized river habitat sampling protocol to complement fish protocols, Missouri Department of Conservation, 1/1/23-6/30/23, $78,672

Andrew Scaboo, Soybean Value Chain Research Innovation Lab (SVCR IL) (aka SIL 3.0), University of Illinois System, 11/1/22-10/31/23, $15,960

Allison Meyer, What affects colostrum quality and passive transfer of immunity in beef cattle?, Illinois Beef Association, 6/1/23-10/31/24, $11,430

Morgan Davis, Measurements and Tools for Assessment of Ecosystem Services, Agricultural Research Service, 6/1/23-5/31/24, $23,135

Andrew Scaboo, New Tools for Soybean Cyst Nematode Control, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 10/1/22-9/30/23, $60,000

In the News

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The Columbia Missourian

Millets — ancient drought-resistant grains — could help the Midwest survive climate change
STL Public Radio

Livestock Economist Says He Continues to Watch Beef Cow Slaughter Numbers
Brownfield Ag News

It’s time to remove fescue seed heads to reduce toxins
Muddy River News

Take a look at Missouri’s dairy history
Farm Progress

Tool helps beef producers build budgets
Missouri Farmer Today

Drier conditions could mean trouble for Missouri’s forests

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