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White House Chef

White House Chef Walter Scheib sees made-from-scratch food as the latest trend

The biggest trend in food in the next 15 years will be something familiar to our grandmothers – made from scratch foods in tune with the seasons to deliver great flavor, said Walter Scheib, White House executive chef from 1994 to 2005.

Returning to Sea

Allan Purdy's Navy Career is Commemorated With a Donation to the New U.S.S. Missouri

When the nuclear submarine U.S.S. Missouri is commissioned later this summer, a part of the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources will follow it out to sea. The MU Ag Alumni Association made a donation to the ship’s commissioning ceremony to honor Allan Purdy, CAFNR alumni and retired associate dean. Purdy is also former director of…

Allisun Mutz Unites Two Passions into one Internship

For Allisun Mutz, graduation from the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources was both an end and a beginning. Her degree in hand, she now starts her journey toward her dream of entering veterinary medical school. Little did she know during her undergraduate education that learning a new language would open up the door to an…

Preserving the Flavor

Food preservation workshops are filled with people wanting to reconnect with their food

Massey, a regional nutrition and health education specialist for University of Missouri Extension in Columbia, presents about a dozen workshops each year on food preservation around the state. She also teaches health promotion, stress management and healthy lifestyles.

Infection, Not Inflammation

An experimental animal model provides clues to better therapies for cystic fibrosis patients

Aided by a new experimental model, scientists are a step closer to understanding how cystic fibrosis (CF) causes lung disease in people with the condition. The findings, published online April 28 in the journal Science Translational Medicine, could help improve treatments for lung disease, which causes most of the deaths and disability among people with CF.

Viator Earns Mizzou Award for Undergraduate Advising

John Viator, assistant professor of biological engineering at the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, was awarded the Outstanding Undergraduate Mentor Award at the University of Missouri Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forum on April 27. The award, given by the Office of Undergraduate Research, recognizes faculty members who support and promote undergraduate research and creative and scholarly achievements.…

Committed to the Students

CeCe Leslie wins Excellence in Education Award

The Excellence in Education award recognizes MU educators who support and value learning outside of the classroom. That’s exactly what Cecelia Leslie, the director of student recruitment for CAFNR, does every day in her commitment to student success. Leslie has been with CAFNR for six years working with students and their families during the college selection process. Part of her…

Agricultural Time Capsule

Predicting the effects of biofuel production by mining 120 years of agriculture research

Randall Miles, associate professor of soil science at the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, is part of an international consortium of scientists assessing and predicting these effects before biomass planting and harvesting is initiated. Unfortunately, they don’t have decades to set up experiments and gather data.

A Fellow in Regional Science

First woman in the association's 50-year history

Judith Stallmann, professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Missouri, was named a Fellow by the Southern Regional Science Association. Stallmann is one of only 20 Fellows named in the association’s 50-year history, and the first woman to receive the honor. When she received the award, Stallmann made a presentation at the association’s 2010 annual meeting on…