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MU Grazing School Key to Edgewood Dairy and Creamery

June is Dairy Month

Twenty years ago, Charles Fletcher of Edgewood Dairy and Creamery attended a University of Missouri Extension grazing school. It would change the future of the family dairy operation. Fletcher’s father started the dairy farm in 1966. His father milked cows by hand 365 days a year, morning and night. In 1993, the Fletcher family formed a partnership that included poultry…

Brandon Thiel named CAFNR’s Outstanding Senior

Brandon Thiel, recent plant sciences graduate, Marshall, Mo., was named CAFNR’s Outstanding Senior for 2011-2012. During his time at the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, Thiel served on the CAFNR Steering Week Committee, CAFNR Student Council, MU Homecoming Committee, Omicron Delta Kappa honor society, Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity, and others; all with an executive or officer role. He…

Rolling With the Earthquake

Study abroad students grab shovels to help after New Zealand disaster

Roy Robinson, CAFNR study abroad director, is always proud of how flexible his students are when studying in foreign countries.

He’s particularly proud of his students who, not 24 hours on the ground in New Zealand, grabbed shovels to help in the aftermath of a major earthquake.