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Reaching the Summit

CAFNR grad, former MU wrestler wins UFC welterweight title

While on his phone in early August in Los Angeles, Tyron Woodley was still basking in the glow of his recent accomplishment — just as much as the Southern California sunshine. “It definitely has not worn off,” Woodley says. “I’m still in a state of shock.” That shock came as the result of winning the Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight title against “Ruthless”…

A Change in Taste

CAFNR and industry to announce high-quality cattle strategy

The University of Missouri and a consortium of beef-related companies on Aug. 30 will announce a strategy for the industry to adapt to and profit from these new consumer preferences. This project will describe how cow-calf producers, stockers, feed yards and processors can work together to produce high-demand products.

A Presidential Honor

Thomas Johnson recognized for excellence by UM System

Thomas Johnson, the Frank Miller Professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Division of Applied Social Sciences, was awarded the 2012 President’s Award for Economic Development by the University of Missouri System.