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Q&A with Kendra Graham

Livestock specialist is fifth-generation farmer 

What do you do in your current role with the University of Missouri? In my role, I provide Missourians with unbiased, research-based information about livestock. I also help producers understand how they can then take that information and apply it specifically to their operation.    MU Extension programs I am involved in as a livestock specialist include Pearls of Production Women…

Q&A with Jim Humphrey

Humphrey is a field specialist in livestock with the Agriculture and Environment Extension Program 

What do you do in your current role with the University of Missouri?  I work with forage and livestock producers in northwest Missouri. With my position, I present unbiased research-based information, while developing timely and relevant programs and resources for their use.  I provide expertise for the following areas: carcass evaluation, co-product utilization, ration balancing, cattle feeding phase, beef production, forage quality and production,…

Q&A with Corinne Bromfield

Bromfield is an assistant professor of swine production medicine with the Agriculture and Environment Extension Program

What do you do in your current role with the University of Missouri?    My role is a split appointment between the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources and University of Missouri Extension as well as the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM).   This position is a really great spot to be in. I’m training the next class of veterinarians to understand swine…

Q&A with Jason Morris

Morris is a county engagement specialist with the Agriculture and Environment Extension Program

What do you do in your current role with the University of Missouri?    I currently serve in a dual role with the University of Missouri Extension’s Agriculture and Environment program. I am an agricultural business specialist and a county engagement specialist. Often, these two roles intersect with each other allowing me to engage with community members, landowners, farmers, producers, government…

Q&A with Jill Scheidt

Scheidt is an Agronomy Field Specialist with the Agriculture and Environment Extension Program

What do you do in your current role with the University of Missouri?    I serve row crop and forage producers in Southwest Missouri by presenting research-based programs related to relevant topics in agriculture. I also do field site visits and client calls, all while collaborating with local partners to bring timely research to the community.  How long have you worked in this position?    Eight years in the current full-time position. In 2011, I…

Q&A with Pat Miller

Miller is an Agronomy Field Specialist with Agriculture and Environment Extension Program

What do you do in your current role with the University of Missouri? I work with ag crop and forage producers, home gardeners and commercial produce growers to reach our #2xAg2030 goals. How long have you worked in this position? 32 years What is your favorite part about the work you do? Helping producers get answers to their questions, whether…

Producer Offers Advice to Beginning Farmers

Curtis Millsap spreads MU Extension mission to beginning farmers to ensure they have the information they need to succeed

Missouri’s array of soils and topography allows producers to grow an extensive list of vegetables, from leafy greens to cucurbits. Springfield farmer Curtis Millsap is one of many producers who benefit from the College of Agriculture’s Agriculture and Environment guidance on commercial horticulture. Since 2003 he and his wife, Sarah, have been working with MU Extension, particularly horticulture specialist Patrick…

After the Deluge

More than a year after historic flooding, repairs still ongoing at MU Graves-Chapple Research Center and in NW Missouri

Historic flooding along the Missouri River in 2019 has left many still repairing damage this fall. Cold, snowy weather in early 2019 set the stage for significant flooding in northwestern Missouri as spring approached, said University of Missouri Extension state climatologist Pat Guinan. “The flooding got off to an early start in mid-March when an unusually strong and moisture-laden late…

Cultivating Inclusivity

Gardening webinar leads to growth of Spanish-language resources 

By population, the United States is the second-largest Spanish-speaking country in the world, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Counting both bilingual and native speakers of Spanish, the U.S. has more people who can speak Spanish than Spain itself. How do MU Extension specialists make sure they serve Missourians who speak Spanish? “I first started doing a home gardening webinar…

Creating Inclusive Programming

MU plant diagnostic clinic helps Amish producers in Clark, Missouri

On Friday mornings at the Clark Produce Auction, University of Missouri Agriculture and Environment Extension agronomist Dhruba Dhakal sets up a table, plant posters and an MU Extension sign. MU Extension’s objective is to serve all Missourians with resources and research needed to improve lives, communities and the economy. When Dhakal noticed Amish producers in Clark could benefit from a…