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Q&A with Anthony Ohmes

Anthony is a field specialist in agronomy serving the Southeast region.

What do you do in your current role with the University of Missouri? I am a field specialist in agronomy for the Southeast region. I am headquartered in Cape Girardeau County. How long have you worked in this position? I have served as an extension agronomist since 2001. What is your favorite part about the work you do? My favorite…

Zinc Key Regulator of Sperm Functions During Capacitation Process

Findings have implications for improving fertility outcomes in animals and humans

Scientists have struggled to fully understand how male sperm cells function and why they sometimes fail to fertilize female eggs, which has implications for both livestock farmers aiming to maximize food production, as well as human couples struggling with infertility. In a new study at the University of Missouri, researchers found that zinc ion plays a crucial regulatory role in the…

Q&A with Elizabeth Picking

Elizabeth is a field specialist in livestock based in Howell County. 

What do you do in your current role with the University of Missouri? I am a field specialist in livestock based in Howell County serving Howell, Oregon, Wright, Texas, Douglas, Ozark and Taney counties. I work with all types of livestock producers but generally do more work with clients with beef cattle, small ruminants and horses. How long have you…

Get to Know Reagan Brown

Brown is the CAFNR Marketing Communications Coordinator

What are your job duties/job responsibilities in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources? As the marketing communications coordinator, my job is to design creative and engaging content at the college level, including our student recruitment materials, social media graphics and outdoor signage – just to name a few examples! I also build and disseminate all of our internal…

Q&A with Teng Lim

Teng Lim is an Extension professor and agricultural engineer. 

What do you do in your current role with the University of Missouri?  I am an Extension professor and agricultural engineer. I work with agricultural air quality, waste management, and biosecurity. How long have you worked in this position?  I have been in this position for 12+ years. What is your favorite part about the work you do?     My favorite…

Food Pantries Serve Critical Needs for Hungry Missourians

Unprecedented study from MU Interdisciplinary Center for Food Security highlights tough choices made by those who use food pantries and key roles played by hunger relief organizations across Missouri

Missourians using food pantries made difficult trade-offs to feed their families in 2021. A new report from the University of Missouri found that 46% of food pantry clients had to choose between paying for food or utilities last year, while 38% had to decide between paying for food or medicine/medical care and 34% had to choose between purchasing food or…

Q&A with Ivan Cuvaca

Ivan is an agronomy specialist serving four counties in Southeast Missouri. 

What do you do in your current role with the University of Missouri? I am an agronomy specialist in Southeast Missouri. I work with farmers and other stakeholders (e.g., ag industry retailers and government agencies) to address issues facing crop production in the region. How long have you worked in this position? I have worked in this position for a little over…

Making Valuable Connections

Grace Anderson has gained incredible hands-on learning experiences through Tiger Garden

Tiger Garden, the University of Missouri’s full-service, student-ran floral shop, opened its doors in 2005 and has provided numerous hands-on learning experiences for students across the MU campus. Those opportunities are what brought Grace Anderson to Mizzou. “I was really interested in the plant sciences degree program and when I toured, I had the opportunity to meet with Lesleighan (Cravens),”…

A Global Experience

CAFNR welcomed two students from Ecole d’Ingénieurs de PURPAN this year – Anne-Fleur Le Segretain du Patis and Domitille Tissier

Through a University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) exchange program, students from Ecole d’Ingénieurs de PURPAN spend a semester taking courses in their field of interest in CAFNR, and CAFNR students spend a summer studying agriculture, food and viticulture at PURPAN. Ecole d’Ingénieurs de PURPAN is a school focused on life sciences, agriculture and food…

CAFNR Celebrates Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month: Q&A with Shibu Jose

Jose is a CAFNR associate dean and native of India

Shibu Jose serves as the associate dean for research in CAFNR and as the director of the Agricultural Experiment Station. Previously, he was the director of the School of Natural Resources at the University of Missouri. He has also served as the H.E. Garrett Endowed Chair Professor and director of the Center for Agroforestry at the University of Missouri (2009-2017)…