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Bryan Garton Assumes Leadership of CAFNR Academic Programs

Bryan L. Garton was recently named interim associate dean and director of academic programs for MU’s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. He previously served as CAFNR’s assistant dean of academic programs and professor of agricultural education.

An All Points Bulletin for a Dangerous Bug

MU Extension is part of an interagency task force preparing for the arrival of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) in Missouri. Now that he has been confirmed in the Show-Me State, a response guided by the Missouri Emerald Ash Borer Action Plan was recently implemented by the task force. It is hoped a proactive approach through education and public awareness will greatly help reduce the bug’s impact in Missouri.

Wind farms generate power, revenue, say MU Extension specialists

University of Missouri Extension specialists say that there are excellent opportunities for sustainable wind power in northwest Missouri. Four wind turbines supply all the electricity for the small town of Rock Port in Atchison County. The city of just over 1,300 residents is the first in the United States to operate solely on wind power.

The recipe for success and fun in the kitchen

Two celebrity chefs share their enthusiasm for Midwestern cuisine

If there is a basic ingredient for success in the kitchen, the Kelly Twins say it is hard work, a fun attitude and a good education.

Growing rice where it has never been grown before

A Missouri research program may help better feed an increasingly hungry world

In an unexpected place, the Bootheel of Missouri, a research program that could increase rice production began just as the world was reading the shortage news. Using a system of watering familiar to Midwestern farmers, center-pivot irrigation, the study is looking to grow rice on land where it cannot now be planted. If successful, the project could significantly increase rice production.

A Dark and Fiery Day

Mystery of Infamous 'New England Dark Day' Solved by Tree Rings

Erin McMurry, research assistant in the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Tree Ring Laboratory, and colleagues base their conclusion on tree ring records from fire-damaged trees around North America. In the International Journal of Wildland Fire, the researchers report that 1780 was a big year for forest fires in eastern North America, due in part to drought around the Great Lakes.

Remembering Paul Vaughn

Paul Vaughn Scholars Endowment The memorial service was held on Thursday, June 26, at Olivet Christian Church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Paul Vaughn Scholars Endowment. You can make your memorial contribution online; designate the Paul Vaughn Scholars Endowment. If you would prefer to mail your contribution, please include the Paul Vaughn Memorial…