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Livestock Legacy

Everett Forkner to be inducted into prestigious Saddle & Sirloin Portrait Gallery

As a student in the then-College of Agriculture at the University of Missouri in the late ‘50s and early ‘60s, Everett Forkner was able to attend an international competition in Chicago as part of the Mizzou livestock judging team. There he saw the Saddle & Sirloin portrait gallery for the first time. “I was really impressed,” Forkner said of seeing…

In Elite Company

Bioengineering professor joins ranks of prestigious organization's upper echelon

Very few people reach a point in their careers where their accomplishments place them among a small population considered to be the best of the best in their field. In March, Sheila Grant officially will join that population. Grant, a professor of bioengineering in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Division of Food Systems and Bioengineering, recently received…

Ag Educator Award Winner Still Learning, Teaching

Retired livestock specialist Charlie Rosenkrans honored

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. – Despite retirement, Charlie Rosenkrans remains among the top cheerleaders for the University of Missouri’s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources and MU Extension. Rosenkrans retired from MU Extension in 2000 after almost four decades of service. He received his master’s degree from MU nearly half a century ago. At 80, Rosenkrans is still learning and teaching…

From the Cornfields to the Capitol

Nora Faris makes a name for herself at CAFNR on her way to Washington

While most kids were flipping through cartoons, one future science and agricultural journalism student was glued to CNN. Nora Faris, a junior, has come a long way since those days, adding quite the list of accolades to her long-standing interest in the news. In addition to watching, Nora can often be found writing the news, most recently for KOMU/NBC, Columbia. It’s…

CAFNR Commendations

A number of faculty members honored by Mizzou, UM System this spring

The end of the spring semester brings many awards ceremonies to the University of Missouri campus, for excellence at the MU- or UM System-level in teaching, advising, research, extension and entrepreneurship. The College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources was well represented at this year’s various ceremonies. Stephen H. Anderson, Albrecht Distinguished Professor of Soil and Environmental Sciences, and Chris B.…

Torq’N Tigers Take’N Awards

MU's quarter scale tractor attracts second place prize in international competition

The rev of a Briggs and Stratton, the sweet smell of diesel, and the sparkle of freshly engineered farming equipment—with one club at Mizzou, they can have it all. And a second place title from this year’s international competition. The Torq’N Tigers, University of Missouri’s quarter scale tractor engineering team, travelled to Peoria, Ill., during the last weekend in May…

From Cover Crop Conference Comes Congratulations

CAFNR adjunct professor Rob Myers will receive the President's Leadership Award from the Soil and Water Conservation Society this July

This summer, Rob Myers, an adjunct associate professor in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, will receive the President’s Leadership Award from the Soil and Water Conservation Society. The SWCS is a nonprofit scientific and educational organization that “serves as an advocate for conservation professionals and for science-based conservation practice, programs, and policy.” The society boasts more than 4,000…

IPG in the Spotlight

Interdisciplinary Plant Group members recognized by American Society of Plant Biologists

The American Society of Plant Biologists recently honored two members of the Interdisciplinary Plant Group (IPG).

Students as Scientists

Michael Smith honored with teaching award

For Michael Smith, working at the University of Missouri is all about the students.