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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…

Japanese Beetles To Return Earlier This Year

Wet weather creates conditions for early emergence

Japanese beetles are back in full force in Missouri. Expect them two weeks earlier than normal, says University of Missouri Extension entomologist Ben Puttler. Puttler traps Japanese beetles and other pests. He already sees larger-than-normal counts of Japanese beetles this year. Wet weather creates conditions favorable for earlier emergence. The Japanese beetle chomps holes in plant leaves. Their favorite foods are…

Connecting with the Community

Graves, Chapple families key to Research Center development

It all started with a letter, written in the late 1980s, by a handful of agriculture agents located in northwest Missouri. The letter was addressed to then-University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Dean Roger Mitchell and was written by Wayne Flanary, agronomy specialist; Bob Chapple, ag engineer; Mike Killingsworth, farm management specialist; and Don Mobley, livestock…

‘A Source of Inspiration’

Biochemistry alumnus shows appreciation for former professor by establishing endowed scholarship in his name

“I choose you as my advisor.” The words came out of Kamal Yadav with conviction as he re-entered the office of George Garner. Yadav arrived in Columbia the day before when he had stepped off a Greyhound bus on at the corner of Hitt and Broadway at 1 a.m. He had spent a large portion of his day trodding up…

Korean Connection

First recipient of MU-Korea Ag Alumni Fellowship finishes studies

The first recipient of the Dr. C. Jerry and Barbara Nelson MU-Korea Ag Alumni Fellowship, Jinhyoung (Jin) Kim, recently completed his Ph.D. at the University of Missouri in agricultural and applied economics in May 2017. In 2003, Korean students at MU and the MU-Korea Ag Alumni Association established the fellowship in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. Jerry…

‘Insuring’ a Solid Future

Life insurance benefit will create endowment to support faculty

Powell (B.S., agricultural economics, ’83) and Kelley (B.A. ’87) Carman have chosen to give back to their alma mater in a unique way. The Carmans have made the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources the beneficiary of a life insurance policy through their estate plans. This bequest will fund the Carman Family Endowment to support faculty in the Department of…

Monticello Society Brunch

Jefferson Farm and Garden: Connecting the community to food, farming

Even the relentless pouring rain could not deter nearly 100 CAFNR folks from attending the 2017 Monticello Society Brunch Saturday, April 29, at the Courtyard Marriott in Columbia. Though it was a soggy day, which cancelled tours of Jefferson Farm and Garden (JFG), the facility’s director Amy Dooley gave the crowd a wonderful snapshot of just what it is like…

Well Awarded

Abrea Mizer named Outstanding Senior

On Friday, May 12, Abrea Mizer was awarded the title of Outstanding Senior from the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at the 2017 spring commencement ceremony. Mizer graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in both biochemistry and agricultural education. During her tenure at MU, Mizer served as an ambassador for CAFNR, giving tours and presentations to visiting…

Biology and Beer

CAFNR researcher leads weekly conversations of evolutionary genetics in informal setting

On early Thursday evenings at the Craft Beer Cellar in downtown Columbia, one can always listen to a wide variety of rock songs while sipping his or her favorite beer – but it’s the conversations generated that are sweetest song to Tim Beissinger at the weekly sessions known as “Detox.” An adjunct professor in the Division of Plant Sciences and…

Help From Up North

CAFNR International Programs teams up with University of Saskatchewan, Canadian government to improve ag productivity in Ghana

Canada has been involved in the economic development of Ghana for decades, dating back to 1957 when Ghana became the first African country to receive financial assistance from the Canadian government. The University of Missouri has also built a strong presence in the West African country over the years – so perhaps it was only natural that the two entities…