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Q&A With Mason Ward

Ward is a junior in agriculture

Why did you decide to come to the University of Missouri and major in agriculture? What do you enjoy about the program itself? The field of study? Initially, agriculture was not my intended major, but I am glad that I ended up here! After touring Mizzou and meeting with the agricultural education faculty, I was sold. The professors genuinely cared…

Sharing Fun and Excitement of Science and Discovery

Thousands flock to South Farm Showcase

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources was on full display during the 12th South Farm Showcase, which was held on Saturday, Sept. 29. The free, family-friendly event brought thousands out to the South Farm Research Center, in Columbia. Attendees could stop by the more than 60 venues set up throughout the Center and Jefferson Farm…

Downtown Hannibal Business Cooks Up Success with MU Extension

Service as 4-H leader helps to shape business 

In her 20s, Linda Studer had a dream of opening a business in historic Hannibal. Then, as they say, life got in the way. She was busy helping others fulfill their dreams at a nonprofit employment group in northeastern Missouri. Her office was around the corner from the University of Missouri Extension Center in Monroe County. She and MU Extension…

Connecting Youth With Agriculture

Southwest Research Center hosts elementary students

With a focus on connecting youth with agriculture, the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Southwest Research Center hosted more than 150 elementary students for an agriculture fun day in June. There were numerous stations where the students stopped and engaged with agricultural experts about a variety of topics. “Jendel Wolfe (office support assistant) worked extremely…

Working For a Better Tomorrow

Beverley Flatt took her love for agriculture to Australia

Beverley Flatt’s love for agriculture wasn’t passed down through generations of family-owned farms. Instead, that love was developed and it continues to grow each day. Beverley – a 2011 University of Missouri graduate from Republic, Missouri – recently took her vast agricultural knowledge to international soil. Beverley was selected to represent the United States at the Youth Ag-Summit from Aug.…

Approved for Take Off

Wurdack gets authorization from FAA for drone research

With being granted a Certificate of Authorization (COA) from the Federal Aviation Administration, the Wurdack Research Center has become one of a few locations in the country approved to fly UAS for research.

Bringing Together a Community

Tiger Farm-to-Table Dinner showcases locally grown foods and area farmers

On May 3, the Tiger Farm-to-Table Dinner will be held on the MU campus at 4 p.m. outside Eckles Hall. A four-course meal will be prepared with local foods by local chefs and a chance for guests to learn and talk about sustainable agriculture and food production.

International Collaborations

Algerian women visit MU through Cochran Fellowship

“Everything is so green,” Louiza Chekmam quietly murmured in amazement as the van she was riding in pulled into Peach Tree Farms. “Back home, our summers are dry and everything turns yellow and brown. This is just beautiful.” The visit to the family-operated farm outside of Boonville was one of many stops Louiza, Souad Mammou and Sihem Khiri toured during…