Despite recent progress, Afghanistan remains a poor country. Its agriculture industry, that employs 80 percent of all working Afghanis, hasn’t changed much in centuries. It is a nation that can’t feed itself without foreign aid.To help change this, a pilot program called the Agri-business Development Team (ADT) has been created. The effort is being led by Missouri National Guard members, many graduates of the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources.
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“Placement this year in agriculture continues to be very strong,” said Stephanie Chipman, career services director at CAFNR. “Last year, our placement rate, 94 percent, was second only to nursing among all schools and colleges at Mizzou,” she said. “This year, early indications are that placement will be at least that good if not better. An unofficial poll of graduating seniors in early March indicated that better than half already had full-time positions lined up.”
University of Missouri Storm Chase Team leader Taylor Trogdon cringes a bit at TV scenes of storm chasers plunging recklessly toward a tornado. While such antics may gather seconds of dramatic video, the action does little to scientifically understand the mysteries of America’s strongest storms.
Novice gardeners who like low-maintenance flowers may want to consider planting Rudbeckia this spring, said a University of Missouri horticulturalist.
Chung-Ho Lin, research assistant professor with the MU Center for Agroforestry, has found that red cedar leaves and fruit have compounds that might help fight bacteria, fungi, agricultural pests and weeds, and malaria.
Whitney Wallace, CAFNR class of 2010 agricultural journalism major, was awarded the 2008 Emerging Leadership Award by the University of Missouri Department of Student Life’s Center for Leadership Development. The award was presented at the Chancellor’s Excellence Award ceremony in early April. Wallace is one of CAFNR’s rising stars. In addition to her coursework, she is the public relations chair…
Jan Dauve, director of undergraduate studies and adviser chair in the agricultural economics department, was presented the 2008 University of Missouri Outstanding Adviser Award.
Mike Smith, professor of reproductive physiology in the CAFNR Division of Animal Sciences, received the 2008 MU Graduate School’s Graduate Mentor Award.
Frederick B. Mumford Awards 2007 Distinguished Service Award: Lowell Miller 2007 Outstanding Staff Award: Donna Vaught 2007 Outstanding Faculty Award: Robert Sharp Outstanding Teaching and Advising Awards 2008 Outstanding Teacher: Brad Fresenburg 2008 Outstanding Undergraduate Adviser: Anthony Lupo 2008 Outstanding Graduate Adviser: Azlin Mustapha 2008 Outstanding Teacher: Patrick Market Distinguished Research Award 2008 Outstanding Researcher: Jerry Taylor J.W. Burch State…
Abandoning the hog business to start a fish farm may seem an odd choice in Missouri, but that’s exactly what Higginsville, Mo., farmer Ellis Dieckhoff did when he converted his hog barns into a hatchery for bluegill, which he sells as bait fish.