Faculty in the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) Department of Biochemistry recently received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to bring a state-of-the-art instrument to the MU campus – a Chirascan V100 circular dichroism (CD) spectrometer. The spectrometer is a widely applicable biochemical method for probing the secondary and tertiary structures of proteins,…
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Serving a Community in Need
Pei Liu receives USDA-NIFA grant to help Hmong farmers with FSMA training
The 2000 United States Census showed less than 30 Hmong residents throughout the state of Missouri. A decade later, that number was estimated to be more than 1,300 – with southwest Missouri serving as a common location for those residents. Farming was and continues to be a popular occupation among the Hmong community in southwest Missouri, but there are challenges…
Division of Animal Sciences Receive 2020 Research Equipment Grant
A trio of researchers will purchase one GreenFeed Pasture System with the grant
A trio of researchers in the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) Division of Animal Sciences recently received a 2020 Research Equipment Grant from C-Lock Inc. to purchase one GreenFeed Pasture System, which measures the amount of methane, carbon dioxide, oxygen, hydrogen and hydrogen sulfide gases released by cattle. Jared Decker, associate professor and state…
Sheryl Koenig hired to help CAFNR faculty with large grant submissions
University of Missouri Chancellor Alexander Cartwright has set a goal of doubling research expenditures at MU over the next five years. CAFNR already has a head start on meeting that challenge – the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources recently hired Sheryl Koenig, grant writer lead. She joins CAFNR Business Services from the Bond Life Sciences Center, where she…
Equipped for the Eclipse
MU School of Natural Resources gearing up for upcoming eclipse
The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources will be conducting a variety of research during the upcoming eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21. The School of Natural Resources earned a grant from NASA and will be doing a variety of work on the day of the eclipse. Alum Eric Aldrich will broadcast live Jefferson City for NASA…
Integrated cover crops study wins Conservation Innovation Grant
Collectively known as cover crops or green manure, they’ve been used for years to increase soil productivity.
A Delta Homecoming
Trent Haggard returns to his roots to take the helm at the T.E. "Jake" Fisher Delta Research Center
Trent Haggard is coming home to the Bootheel. On July 16, he’ll report to work as the new director of the T.E. “Jake” Fisher Delta Research Center in Portageville, Mo. Haggard grew up on his family’s farm in Pemiscot County, Mo., where he was involved in all aspects of the 3,200-acre operation growing core Bootheel crops: rice, cotton, soybeans, wheat,…
Professor describes importance of Morrill Act of 1862 to NPR
Sandy Rikoon, professor and Curators Distinguished Teaching Professor of Rural Sociology in the Division of Applied Social Sciences at CAFNR, was interviewed by NPR about the importance of the Morrill Act of 1862.
Adding the Teaching Component
Center helps faculty add innovative education to research projects
Anna Henry, associate professor and department chair of Agricultural Education, has begun a virtual center to help CAFNR researchers meet the new qualifications. Her Center for the Collaboration and Development of Educational Innovations is designed to partner with faculty members conducting sponsored research from the beginning of a project.
Kitchel honored with APLU’s New Teacher Award
Tracy Kitchel, associate professor and director of graduate studies, Department of Agricultural Education, has been awarded a national 2011 New Teacher Award from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU).