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Raising the Research Profile

CAFNR Research Council working to promote researchers and projects

When Shibu Jose was named the interim associate dean for research in the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) in late 2018, one of his first goals was to develop a CAFNR Research Council. The council would be made up of faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars and graduate students, and would help share and spread CAFNR’s…

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Undergraduate research opportunities open doors for CAFNR students

When Lauren Eagon came to the University of Missouri to study natural resource science and management, one of her goals was to complete her own research project. With the help of faculty mentors in the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR), Eagon, who is now a senior, has been an active participant in undergraduate research throughout her…

CAFNR Welcomes New Faculty

Our college introduces four faculty members in the Spring 2021 semester

Our college has welcomed new faculty members each fall, but we have expanded our faculty welcomes to the spring, so that relevant introductions can take place at the beginning of each semester. The College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at the University of Missouri is proud to welcome new faculty members who are ready to immerse themselves in teaching,…

Q&A With Amy Marek

Marek is a student support specialist in the Division of Food Systems & Bioengineering

What are your job duties/job responsibilities in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources? I’m responsible for the recruitment and advising for Ag Systems Technology and Food Science. I just added the responsibility of schedule of classes for Ag Systems Technology, and fingers crossed I added in Fall 2021 classes correctly. How long have you worked in CAFNR? I’ve…

A Deserved Distinction

Chung-Ho Lin elected to the rank of National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Senior Member

Chung-Ho Lin, associate research professor in the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) School of Natural Resources (SNR), was recently honored by the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Lin was elected to the rank of NAI Senior Member. “I am honored to earn the rank of NAI Senior Member,” Lin said. “I appreciate the advisory…

A State-of-the-Art Instrument

NIH grant brings Chirascan V100 circular dichroism (CD) spectrometer to MU campus

Faculty in the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) Department of Biochemistry recently received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to bring a state-of-the-art instrument to the MU campus – a Chirascan V100 circular dichroism (CD) spectrometer. The spectrometer is a widely applicable biochemical method for probing the secondary and tertiary structures of proteins,…

CAFNR Celebrates Black History Month

Learn more about notable African Americans in the fields of agriculture, food and natural resources

‘Just the Tip of the Iceberg’

Soil cores from Sanborn Field offer soil health analysis opportunities

Nearly 30 years after it was established in 1888, researchers at the University of Missouri began the process of taking and studying soil cores at Sanborn Field. About every 25 years, those cores are taken again to gain an understanding of the changes in the soil over time, given the variety of treatments and rotations that occur each year. It’s…

‘I Bleed Black and Gold’

John Fisher earns Tiger Pride Award from MU Alumni Association

Each year, the University of Missouri Alumni Association hands out a trio of volunteer leader awards – the Alumni Legacy Award, the Tiger Pride Award and the Mizzou G.O.L.D Award. There are two honorees for each award, one for a Missouri resident and one for a volunteer out of state. John Fisher was honored, and a tad surprised, to learn…

Planting New Seeds

Bücking joins CAFNR as Director of Division of Plant Sciences

Heike Bücking, professor and head of the Biology and Microbiology Department at South Dakota State University (SDSU) College of Natural Sciences, has been named professor and director of the Division of Plant Sciences at the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR). Bücking’s appointment is effective April 1, 2021. Bücking has held the department head position…