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Addressing Big Problems

Hallie Thompson uses the rainout shelters at Bradford to simulate drought

A hard-working attitude was instilled in Hallie Thompson at an early age. Growing up on her family’s beef farm in High Point, Mo., an unincorporated community of around 50 people, Thompson spent much of her early life with her grandfather, learning what it took to operate a farm. That hard-working spirit has served her well at the University of Missouri,…

Dairy and Creamery Sees Positive Changes with Pack Barns

More milk production, lower SCC and low-cost fertilizer among benefits

Brothers Dwight and David Fry remember the day that they decided to build bedded pack barns for their dairy cows. They visited neighbor David Gray’s barns on a winter day when sleet was pounding down. “His cows were lying there in the barn chewing their cud and making milk,” said Dwight. “Ours were humped up and cold.” Gray’s experience, coupled…

Covering Their Tracks

Mike Byrne unravels the mystery of where the wild things go

Whether a creature has feathers, fur or fins, it really doesn’t matter to Mike Byrne. He just wants to know where it’s going and what it might do when it gets there. Byrne is one of the newest faculty members in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at the University of Missouri, arriving on campus in June 2017.…

CAFNR Proud

Faculty members in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources have received many MU and UM System honors this spring

The University of Missouri and the University of Missouri System give out many awards each spring for teaching, advising, research, engagement, entrepreneurship, service and more. We are proud to have so many faculty members from the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources as recipients of these prestigious honors this year. CAFNR honorees include: Eric Aldrich, instructor of atmospheric science,…

After Hours: Bands to Bugs

Kevin Rice's passion for music helped lead him to entomology

Entomology wasn’t always a passion for Kevin Rice. In fact, a career in that field wasn’t even on Rice’s radar growing up. Rice, an assistant professor in the Division of Plant Sciences, received his bachelor’s in biology from the University of North Carolina at Asheville before earning his master’s in entomology (Auburn University) and Ph.D. in entomology (The Ohio State…

Triple Tiger

Jordan Thomas has received all three of his degrees from Mizzou

Like many students with an interest in animals, Jordan Thomas came to the University of Missouri intending to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. When he got more involved with the Division of Animal Sciences, however, Thomas quickly found a new passion – research. That passion, and the stellar faculty and staff in the Division of Animal Sciences, kept Thomas…

Four Years in the Making

Three CAFNR seniors named to Mizzou '39

Each year, the Mizzou Alumni Association Student Board recognizes 39 outstanding seniors to honor the school’s founding in 1839. The students represent an array of majors, activities and organizations across campus and are selected based on their academic achievement, leadership and commitment to Mizzou and the community. Three CAFNR students were recently named to the 2018 Mizzou ’39: Michael Chadwick,…

Spring 2018 Commencement

CAFNR and SNR to hold joint commencement May 11

Beginning at 8 p.m. on Friday, May 11, 600 students from both the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources and the School of Natural Resources will come together at Hearnes Center to participate in their graduation ceremony. The ceremony marks a turning point not only for the students, but also for the schools, as it will be the first…

Fishing Fun at Jefferson Farm and Garden

JFG fun family fishing nights return in 2018

The Jefferson Farm and Garden fun family fishing nights return in 2018, offering families and friends an opportunity to fish in Jefferson’s 7-acre stocked pond. The fishing nights will take place on the second Friday during each of the next four months: May 11, June 8, July 13 and August 10. “Our fun family fishing nights are always a great…

Student Leader

CAFNR student selected for Agriculture Future of America Student Advisory Board

Allison Stiens, agribusiness management senior, is one of only 10 students nationwide to be selected to serve as a member of the Student Advisory Team for Agriculture Future of America. AFA is a non-profit organization that prepares collegiate students to become professionals in agriculture and related industries through various opportunities, including the annual Leader’s Conference. Stiens was informed in March…