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Bradford Native Plant Sale Set For April 8

Sale includes presentations, informative booths and demonstrations

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Bradford Research Center will host its annual Native Plant Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 8. The sale will include a handful of presentations, informative booths and demonstrations, and Missouri native plant and shrub vendors. The sale will be free and open to the public…

A Sweet Success

Baskett collected and boiled 200 gallons of sap this year

This is part two of a two-part story exploring the process of collecting sap and turning it into maple syrup at the Baskett Wildlife Research and Education Center near Ashland. Part one can be found by clicking here. Once the taps are set in the sugar maple trees, the sap flow is in Mother Nature’s hands. While the maple syrup…

Veterinarian Beefs Up Bovine Technology

County veterinarian Imogene Latimer serves cattle producers in northeastern Missouri

Country veterinarian Imogene Hemeyer Latimer wasn’t born in a barn. However, it is where you will find her during spring calving and weaning season. Latimer serves cattle producers in northeastern Missouri. She joined the General Veterinary Clinic in Monroe City in 1987 after graduating from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. MU Extension livestock specialist Daniel Mallory said…

High Tech, Low Cost

CAFNR researchers team up with College of Engineering to create robotic technology as a cost-effective method to study Missouri crops

A two-pronged robotic system pioneered by University of Missouri researchers is changing the way scientists study crops and plant phenotyping. Felix Fritschi, associate professor in the Division of Plant Sciences, and Suhas Kadam, a postdoctoral fellow in Fritschi’s laboratory, have teamed up with Gui DeSouza, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science in the College of Engineering and his Vision-Guided and…

A Syrupy Tradition

FSRC Superintendent Dave Davis has boiled maple syrup for nearly 25 years

For a guy who doesn’t like pancakes, Dave Davis generally has quite a stockpile of maple syrup at his house during the early part of each year. Davis, superintendent of the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Forage Systems Research Center, has been collecting sap and boiling his own maple syrup for nearly 25 years –…

An Extremely Rare Occurrence

CAFNR researchers, interested citizens to benefit from NASA grant supporting data collection during upcoming total solar eclipse

There are rare events and then there’s what will happen on Aug. 21, 2017: a total solar eclipse traveling 2,500 miles across the United States from Oregon to South Carolina. It will be the first to be seen on U.S. soil since 1918. Furthermore, as luck would have it, the eclipse’s line of totality – the direct path of the…

To Rwanda and Back

Bioengineering student shares experiences from Engineering World Health Summer Institute 

Jeff Chininis, a bioengineering student in the Division of Food Systems and Bioengineering, says the profession runs in the family. Growing up with two uncles and a grandfather in the field of engineering, he had suspected that he would follow in their footsteps. Upon arriving at the University of Missouri and taking introduction to engineering, Chininis drifted toward bioengineering. “Doing…

A Gateway to Recognition

Jerry Taylor to receive Fellows Award from Academy of Science of St. Louis

A pencil and paper may be required to recall all of the awards that Jeremy “Jerry” Taylor, Curators Professor of Genetics and Animal Sciences and Wurdack Chair of Animal Genomics in the College of Agriculture, Food Science and Natural Resources at the University of Missouri, has won. Next month, that list will get a little longer. Taylor, a University of…

Promoting Environmental Stewardship

MDA Agricultural Stewardship Assurance Program rewards responsible stewards

The Missouri Department of Agriculture has always put a strong focus on commending farmers, producers, ranchers and landowners who are good stewards of the resources in their care. The Missouri Agricultural Stewardship Assurance Program was unveiled in 2015 to acknowledge and reward those responsible stewards. MDA has certified nearly 90 farms across the state thus far, including the University of…

Engaging Alumni

CAFNR Office of Academic Programs focused on working with alumni

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Office of Academic Programs is focused on recruiting strong high school students and providing them with the opportunities to succeed – not only in the classroom but once they enter the workforce. The CAFNR Office of Academic Programs welcomed three new hires in August of last year – Matt…