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The Lake Effect

Tony Thorpe, Coordinator for the Lakes of Missouri Volunteer program, has big plans for this years Float Your Boat fundraiser

Spending time around the lake is second nature for Tony Thorpe. As the Coordinator for the Lakes of Missouri Volunteer Program, he is constantly analyzing lake water samples gathered by his volunteers, and conducting research on the water. However, one of his favorite times spent at the lake comes once a year, and it’s one that takes serious preparation. It’s…

The Art of Plant Science

Biochemistry postdoc's research is added to LSC sculpture

An agricultural biochemistry student’s artwork has been added to a prominent Mizzou sculpture.

From Pig to Fuel

Anaerobic digester generates energy, reduces odors

A prototype anaerobic digestion system produces biogas from pig manure and reduces odor from swine operations.

Helping Hand

Missouri AgrAbillity funded for four more years

Missouri AgrAbility is a project designed to keep farmers, ranchers and farm workers who are limited by a disability or chronic health condition employed in agriculture.

Grad Student Success

The Partnership for Food Safety Education Announces MU Student as Conference Scholarship Recipient

MU Food Science graduate student, Sophie Huang, has been chosen by the non-profit, Partnership for Food Safety Education, as recipient of a scholarship to attend the Consumer Food Safety Education Conference 2014. The conference was held Dec. 4-5 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA. Huang is from Hebei Province, China, and is a Research Assistant in the Food Science…

ID’ing Mutant Proteins

Studies provide new insights into human metabolic disease

Mizzou research can help with patient diagnosis and development of therapeutic options for hypoglycemia, muscle disease and hormonal abnormalities.

What a Great Fellow

Krishnan recently elected as an ASA Fellow

Being chosen as an American Society of Agronomy Fellow is the highest recognition awarded by the Society. Every year members nominate deserving colleagues based on their professional work and achievements. Hari B. Krishnan, adjunct professor in the Division of Plant Sciences and Research Molecular Biologist with the USDA-ARS, was recently elected as an ASA Fellow. Research in Krishnan’s lab seeks…

Recapturing Money

Heat recovery system recycles heat back into poultry barns

A new system can save the typical poultry operation about half of the 7,000 gallons of propane used each year – more than $10,000 in savings at today’s prices.

A Future for Agroforestry

Shibu Jose takes over as HARC superintendent, in time for Field Day set for Oct. 4

Shibu Jose starts as new superintendent of HARC. He will welcome guests to the center for its annual Field Day, scheduled for Oct. 4 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The free event will feature educational talks and tours of the center’s research fields.

Wine and Women

Group seeks to increase women's participation in wine industry

The Women’s Viticulture & Enology Network is aimed at connecting women interested in the fields of viticulture and wine making.