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CAFNR Research Digest
CAFNR Office of Research Newsletter // June 13, 2024 // 6(12)
Feature Story
Mizzou Water Center receives more than $700,000 in EPA seed grant funding (click to read)
Mizzou Water Center receives more than $700,000 in EPA seed grant funding »

Cross-disciplinary researchers to look at water quality, quantity issues through eight research and education projects.

Researchers at the University of Missouri have received seed grant funding from the Missouri Water Center through an Environmental Protection Agency appropriation to address various aspects of water quality and quantity, including flooding, in Missouri.

Faculty members are from the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) and the College of Engineering (COE). The appropriation totaled $700,000 and will fund eight research and education projects.

“This provides funds to do proof-of-concept studies, which, if successful, will allow Water Center faculty to leverage even larger federal grants,” said interim Water Center co-director Pat Market, director of the School of Natural Resources in CAFNR.

The Missouri Water Center was founded in 2022 through the merger of two existing research centers at Mizzou: the Center for Watershed Management and Water Quality; and the Missouri Water Resources Research Center. The merger means a more focused and inclusive infrastructure and a new vision for conducting leading-edge water research in the state.

Research Highlights
The power of iron (click to read)
The power of iron »

Bond LSC lab reveals how a missing iron protein can cause muscle weakness.

The patent puzzle (click to read)
The patent puzzle »

Mizzou researchers work with the Office of Technology Advancement to protect and promote their discoveries.

CAFNR Research Symposium
Save the Date! (click to read)
Save the Date!

Save the date for the fourth annual CAFNR Research Symposium, showcasing how CAFNR students, post-docs, faculty and staff are working to create a healthy world. The symposium will be held Tuesday, Oct. 1, and will feature lightning talks, a poster session, research presentations and more.

A special event celebrating the 75th anniversary of the clinical potential of Aureomycin, the first tetracycline, a “wonder-drug” antibiotic discovered in the soil of Mizzou’s own Sanborn Field, will kick off the symposium on Monday, Sept. 30. Speakers will showcase the important connection between the health of our soil, food and world.

More information about the full schedule, and registering to attend, present a talk and/or a poster, will follow shortly. Save the date to celebrate this important discovery milestone and see how CAFNR’s research continues to aid our world today.

In the News

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Extension specialist finds calling in dairy industry
Missouri Farmer Today

MU Extension Releases Soybean Yield Tool
Morning AgClips

Rain brings drought relief to Missouri
High Plains Journal

Program Innovations: Promoting Success in Student Research
Inside Higher Ed

‘Cicadapocalypse’ nears its end in Mid-Missouri

MU using federal funds to promote climate-smart farming
Jefferson City News Tribune

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