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Broadcasting Brilliance

Eric Aldrich will host NASA eclipse television broadcast

Central Missouri is going to be a prime location for the upcoming total solar eclipse, which will pass through the United States on Monday, Aug. 21 – the first total eclipse to happen in the U.S. since 1918. The event is bringing numerous opportunities to Columbia, Jefferson City and the surrounding areas, including a chance to collaborate with the National…

Christopher R. Daubert Named CAFNR Vice Chancellor & Dean

Daubert will join CAFNR effective Aug. 1

Christopher R. Daubert, currently professor and department head of Food, Bioprocessing & Nutrition Sciences and system co-chair of Food, Biochemical & Engineered Systems at North Carolina State University, has been named vice chancellor and dean of the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. He will join CAFNR effective Aug. 1. “The MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural…

A Deeper Connection

Bradford to host Vegetable Grower's field day

The Vegetable Grower’s field day is coming to the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Bradford Research Center, with a focus on bringing important information to both commercial vegetable farmers and home gardeners. The event will run from 3-5 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 3, and is free and open to the public. There will be wagon…

Growing Knowledge Among Hmong Farmers

MU Extension teaches beginning bi-lingual Hmong farmer

More than vegetables grow in Fue Yang’s high tunnels. It is where opportunity grows for area Hmong farmers. Yang runs a teaching farm for University of Missouri Extension, Lincoln University and the Webb City Farmers Market. The collaborative effort is part of a grant from the Missouri Department of Agriculture. MU Extension horticulturist Patrick Byers said the group helps Yang…

Weather Stations Help Farmers Know When to Spray

Research links off-target herbicide movements to temperature inversions

Nine Missouri weather stations recently received updates to help farmers and chemical applicators know when to spray herbicides to avoid off-target movement caused by temperature inversions. The Extension Commercial Agriculture Program of the University of Missouri operates 24 real-time weather stations throughout the state. The Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council recently funded updates for stations in Monroe City, Vandalia, Albany, Columbia,…

Bee Workshops Lead to More Hives, Honey and Crops

More than 300 people began beekeeping after workshops

Beehives in the Lake of the Ozarks are buzzing, thanks in part to University of Missouri Extension and the Missouri Department of Agriculture. MU Extension specialists and beekeepers Travis and Joni Harper have coordinated beekeeping classes for more than 800 Missourians during the past three years. More than 300 people began beekeeping in more than 1,100 hives after attending beginning…

A Big Boost

Greenley Research Center to unveil new farm during field day

The Greenley Research Center will showcase its 240-acre Grace Greenley Farm during its 40th annual field day on Tuesday, Aug. 8. The field day will feature a variety of demonstrations and will officially unveil the Grace Greenley Farm, located just south of the Greenley Research Center. The entire field day will be held at the Grace Greenley Farm, including breakfast,…

‘Real-Life Application of New Organic Practices’

Organic field days will showcase no-till practices

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources will bring back its organic field day for the fifth year in 2017 – with a little bit of a twist. There will be two different field days this year, both of which will be located at farms of collaborators. The organic field day is normally held at the…

Global Traveling, Warming Interest

SNR senior in Alaska researching Arctic Ocean

In 2005 the nation quaked as one of the most disastrous hurricanes in American history landed on the Gulf Coast. Hurricane Katrina hit in late August and less than one month later Hurricane Rita followed. Rachel Patteson, a senior in the School of Natural Resources, remembers it well. Patteson had just moved from Montana to Shreveport, Louisiana when the storms…

One In A Million

SNR graduate honored by National Wildlife Federation

For David Calandro (B.S. ’16), it was not a complicated process to be named the National Conservation Youth Leader of the Year. “Well I got a phone call and was told, ‘Hey you got nominated for an award,’ and then I was called a couple months later and was told, ‘Hey you won the award,’” the Joplin native said, then…

Connecting Youth With Agriculture

Southwest Research Center hosts elementary students

With a focus on connecting youth with agriculture, the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Southwest Research Center hosted more than 150 elementary students for an agriculture fun day in June. There were numerous stations where the students stopped and engaged with agricultural experts about a variety of topics. “Jendel Wolfe (office support assistant) worked extremely…