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Engaging Internationally

CAFNR International Programs team recently developed an International Engagement Program for graduate students

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) International Programs (CIP) team provides technical assistance to international partners and facilitates global engagement for faculty and students across the College. Recently, CIP developed an International Engagement Program, with a focus on connecting international graduate students with their peers. “Everybody in the CAFNR International Programs office understands what…

Increasing fruit and vegetable production

Study sheds light on how produce growers can help double the value of Missouri agriculture

With lower initial investments and higher returns, fruit and vegetable production could play a big role in doubling the state’s agricultural economy by 2030, according to a study by University of Missouri researchers. “Compared to row crops, you don’t have to have as many acres of fruit and vegetables to generate a significant return,” said John Kruse, associate research professor in…

An Entrepreneurial Passion

Elaine Martin uses her background in agriculture to operate her own business, Blue Cedar Beef

A background in agriculture, a degree in animal sciences from the University of Missouri and an entrepreneurial passion helped Elaine Martin launch Blue Cedar Beef in 2019. Martin and her husband, Brendan, saw a problem in their local community – and came up with a solution. “We had been selling halves and whole beeves to family, neighbors and friends for…

Enhancing Animal Reproduction

Division of Animal Sciences receives more than $1 million in USDA NIFA funding

The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) awarded nearly $11 million in funding for grants related to enhancing animal reproduction, and improving the welfare and well-being of agriculture animals. Researchers in the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) Division of Animal Sciences earned three of the 15 grants…

A ‘Mind-Blowing’ Experience

Chloe Dobson is participating in a unique virtual international internship with Camerata Salzburg, an internationally-renowned chamber orchestra

When Chloe Dobson arrived at the University of Missouri in 2017, her declared major was political science. Dobson said she was hoping to eventually attend law school. A Thomas Rhett concert at Mizzou changed all of that. Dobson signed up as event staff for the concert, which took place in late 2017. After working the entire event, Dobson switched her…

Q&A With Amy Moum

Moum is a program/project support coordinator II in the Division of Applied Social Sciences

What are your job duties/job responsibilities in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources? I am a program/project support coordinator II in the Division of Applied Social Sciences. I work on faculty development for the division, including faculty awards and promotion & tenure. Once the pandemic restrictions are over I will get back to supporting executive education programming in…

A Different Perspective

CAFNR researchers use UAV imagery and artificial intelligence to improve soybean breeding

High yield potential is often the top trait crop breeders look at, as higher yielding crops can lead to more money in a producer’s pocket. Researchers in the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) conduct a variety of trait-related trials through various breeding programs. The Precision and Automated Agriculture Lab (PAAL) in the CAFNR Division…

Building CAFNR’s Research Profile

Bruce Barrett appointed assistant dean in CAFNR Office of Research

Research conducted in the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) spans the globe, blending traditional and high-tech agricultural science, food and natural resources policy, and directly impacts the future, from animal and human health breakthroughs, to sustainable agriculture techniques to food safety. To aid in the continuing efforts to build CAFNR’s innovative research profile, the…

Keeping Missourians Up to Speed

CAFNR and MU Extension encourage a passion for lifelong learning

Lifelong learning. It’s an essential part of Agriculture and Environment Extension’s goal of doubling the value of Missouri agriculture by 2030 while sustaining the state’s natural resources. It’s a bold goal where lifelong learning meets real people. When Ron Brown was approached to check out the Missouri Master Gardener Extension Program, he thought the opportunity to expand his already extensive…