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CAFNR Research Digest
CAFNR Office of Research Newsletter // June 15, 2023 // 5(12)
Feature Story
An Unpredictable Path (click to read)
An Unpredictable Path »

An Atmospheric Sciences graduate student contributes to national hurricane outlook

Research Highlights
New MU Study Examines Variability of Water, Carbon in Missouri Agriculture Ecosystems and Future Impact on Crops (click to read)
New MU Study Examines Variability of Water, Carbon in Missouri Agriculture Ecosystems and Future Impact on Crops »

In a world with unpredictable climate patterns, learning best practices for ensuring staple crops like corn and soybeans can adapt to changes in weather is paramount

CAFNR Research Symposium

Save the date for the 2023 CAFNR Research Symposium on Thursday, Oct. 5!

Come and hear from CAFNR faculty and students as they showcase their latest research and highlight what their research findings mean to the food, agriculture and natural resources communities locally, nationally and globally.

More information to come.

Research Roars

44 CAFNR Researchers Contribute to Innovation

CAFNR researchers generate innovations that are further developed in commercial settings for the benefit of society each year. In calendar year 2022, 44 CAFNR researchers had patents, commercial agreements, startup companies and first product sales. Click here for a full list of researchers.

Nutrition and Exercise Physiology Professor Receives ACSM Citation Award

Jill Kanaley, professor and interim chair of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, was awarded the Citation Award by the American College of Sports Medicine. Kanaley received the award during the organization’s annual meeting in Denver, Colo.

CAFNR Faculty Member Appointed to Nationwide Insurance Board

Keri Jacobs has accepted a role on the Board of Directors for Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. Jacobs is an associate professor of agricultural and applied economics, the MFA Chair in Agribusiness, and executive director of the Graduate Institute of Cooperative Leadership (GICL).

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

Reid Smeda, Work Order No. 3, Bayer Cropscience, 5/1/23-4/30/24, $13,860

Soyon Park, Understanding and engineering host defense to a parasitic plant, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, 7/1/23-6/30/26, $749,611

Christine Elsik, Functional and comparative annotation of salmonid genomes, Agricultural Research Service, 5/1/23-4/30/24, $12,000

Mengshi Lin, DSFAS: Exploring a Machine Learning-driven Approach for Multiplex Detection of Food Contaminants by SERS, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, 7/1/23-6/30/26, $649,483

Man Phuoc Huynh, Field Trial, BioConsortia, Inc., 3/21/23-3/21/26, $14,900

Andrew Scaboo, North Missouri Soybean Breeding Program, Mo Soybean Merchandising Council, 7/1/23-6/30/24, $475,000

Grover Shannon, Delta Center Soybean Breeding Program 2023-2024, Mo Soybean Merchandising Council, 4/1/23-3/31/24, $485,000

Jianfeng Zhou, Misouri Rural Engery Audit Program, US Department of Agriculture, 1/1/23-6/7/23, $99,966.

In the News

The United Nations declares 2023 the International Year of Millets

Cash in on climate-smart ag incentives
Farm Progress

St. Louis company Benson Hill sees opportunity to grow with — and feed — aquaculture industry
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Farmers navigate the tricky terrain of profit versus planet

Fireflies illuminate landscapes with summer love
High Plains Journal

MU study examines variability of water, carbon in missouri agriculture ecosystems
Morning Ag Clips

Economist says market development funding should be a priority in farm bill talks
Brownfield Ag News

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