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Creating Inclusive Programming

MU plant diagnostic clinic helps Amish producers in Clark, Missouri

On Friday mornings at the Clark Produce Auction, University of Missouri Agriculture and Environment Extension agronomist Dhruba Dhakal sets up a table, plant posters and an MU Extension sign. MU Extension’s objective is to serve all Missourians with resources and research needed to improve lives, communities and the economy. When Dhakal noticed Amish producers in Clark could benefit from a…

A Culture of Collaboration

World-renowned interdisciplinary plant biology research at Mizzou gets a big boost from new $28.2 million plant growth facility

For nearly 150 years, scientists from the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at the University of Missouri have contributed to advancements around the globe. Many have heard the story of Charles Valentine Riley, an MU professor and Missouri’s first state entomologist, who saved the French wine industry from decimation by an insect, the grape phylloxera. The aphid had…

Research Center Magazine: ‘The Cheesecake of Fruit’

HARC looking to help the pawpaw industry through research and outreach

This story also appears in our University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Agricultural Research Center Magazine. Stop by your local Research Center to pick up a copy! You can view the magazine online by clicking here: Road to Discovery.  Annonaceae is a botanical family, often referred to as the custard apple family, made up primarily of…

Research Center Magazine: Crafting the Perfect Brew

MU Extension horticulturists researching hops at Bradford

This story also appears in our University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Agricultural Research Center Magazine. Stop by your local Research Center to pick up a copy! You can view the magazine online by clicking here: Road to Discovery.  Most often used as a flavoring and stability agent in beer, hops have become more popular during…

A Variety of Agroforestry Research

Missouri Chestnut Roast showcases HARC, agroforestry

The 11th annual Missouri Chestnut Roast not only showcased roasted chestnuts, it showed off the variety of agroforestry research on specialty crops, human health, livestock benefits, wildlife enhancement and environmental protection at the Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center in New Franklin. More than 1,500 people attended the event, which took place on Saturday, Oct. 7. “After a rainy start to…

Covering a Wide Variety of Topics

More than 400 people attend Southwest Research Center field day

With a focus on its diverse variety of research, the Southwest Research Center field day featured 20 speakers who presented on everything from pawpaws to seafood production. The field day, held Saturday, Sept. 9, also had several activities for children. This is the second year that Southwest has hosted its field day on a Saturday, focusing on bringing families to…

A Terrific Team

Missouri-based researchers to tackle grapevine research

Anthony Peccoux spent eight months as the leader of the viticulture area in the wine and grape program at the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources before he tragically passed away in 2012. Peccoux made the most out of his time at Mizzou, connecting individuals in the grape and wine industry across Missouri. Allison Miller, an evolutionary…

A Man Dedicated to His Work

Robert K. Schattgen built a loyal customer base as a florist

Robert K. Schattgen was always dedicated to his craft. Robert, who graduated from the University of Missouri in 1971 with a degree in horticulture, served the Columbia community as a retail florist for more than 40 years. “Robert loved his work,” Sharon Ford Schattgen, Robert’s wife, said. “He enjoyed serving and supporting his customers – and he had a large…

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.

Flower Power

Mizzou floral team competes in the Windy City

The Mizzou Student American Institute of Floral Designers (SAIFD) sent a team this summer to Chicago to compete and network with more than 800 fellow floral design artists at the annual national symposium. The team competed against 12 other colleges and universities in the Annual Student Design Competition to create inspiring floral arrangements for a variety of occasions. Mizzou team…