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Downtown Hannibal Business Cooks Up Success with MU Extension

Service as 4-H leader helps to shape business 

In her 20s, Linda Studer had a dream of opening a business in historic Hannibal. Then, as they say, life got in the way. She was busy helping others fulfill their dreams at a nonprofit employment group in northeastern Missouri. Her office was around the corner from the University of Missouri Extension Center in Monroe County. She and MU Extension…

A Smashing Success

South Farm Showcase connects the Columbia community with CAFNR

The Columbia community was treated to a day of educational and fun activities this past weekend, showcasing the wide variety of research and projects being conducted at the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. The 11th annual South Farm Showcase, held on Saturday, Sept. 30, featured a little bit of everything, including animals, plants, forestry and…

Foodie Finds

CAFNR's Ragh Singh shares his Columbia culinary favorites

If you are serious about food, Ragh Singh suggests you make a trip to your alma mater.

International Collaborations

Algerian women visit MU through Cochran Fellowship

“Everything is so green,” Louiza Chekmam quietly murmured in amazement as the van she was riding in pulled into Peach Tree Farms. “Back home, our summers are dry and everything turns yellow and brown. This is just beautiful.” The visit to the family-operated farm outside of Boonville was one of many stops Louiza, Souad Mammou and Sihem Khiri toured during…

Wet Ground? Not So Fast

Planting corn in wet soil can damage root systems

Missouri corn growers chomping at the bit to plant should practice patience to prevent harm to their plants’ root systems. University of Missouri Extension cereal crops specialist Brent Myers and CAFNR agronomy specialist Bill Wiebold advise growers not to plant too soon when soils begin to dry. Planting and other traffic will compact wet soil. Roots in compacted, wet soil…

Farm Outlook 2013

Cattle and crop prices lower, a bullish dairy market

University of Missouri agricultural economists predict a mixed bag of cattle, diary and crop prices in 2013.

Dig In Early

Protein-rich breakfasts prevent unhealthy evening snacking

Eating a breakfast rich in protein significantly improves appetite control and reduces unhealthy snacking on high-fat or high-sugar foods in the evening, which could help improve the diets of more than 25 million overweight or obese young adults in the U.S.

Breaking Bread

Summit partners researchers with those dealing with food insecurity

Sandy Rikoon is conducting an experiment with his food insecurity symposium Oct. 17-19. Rather than hold sessions where academics present their research conclusions into the causes and consequences of insufficient food distribution in America, the director of MU’s Interdisciplinary Center for Food Security is creating a forum where the people on the front lines of the problem will tell the researchers how they use current data and what new information are needed.

Collaboration for Sales

What is it like to design and produce a product for market?

Azlin Mustapha, associate professor and director of graduate studies in food science, is working on a soon-to-be-revealed secret project for CAFNR. This project goes beyond the laboratory – it is designed to produce an exciting new product and have it be successful in the marketplace. It’s joined CAFNR food science researchers and students with industry professionals in a unique collaboration with sales, research and education goals.

Breeding Efficiency

NIFA grant could boost reproductive rates for cattle ranchers

CAFNR professors will look for for mutations in the genetic code that lead to early embryonic loss in cattle. Scientists also could use this basic sequence information to address feed efficiency, disease resistance and growth.