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Building a Bridge

New joint hire between CAFNR, Danforth Center marks start of collaboration

It began with an article in the Chicago Tribune. As a sophomore studying biology at the University of Chicago in the spring of 1990, Blake Meyers read about how several Midwestern farmers were coming up with innovations in agriculture. The story highlighted an organic farmer in rural Missouri who was growing high-quality vegetables as well as fresh-cut flowers for the…