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Global Traveling, Warming Interest

SNR senior in Alaska researching Arctic Ocean

In 2005 the nation quaked as one of the most disastrous hurricanes in American history landed on the Gulf Coast. Hurricane Katrina hit in late August and less than one month later Hurricane Rita followed. Rachel Patteson, a senior in the School of Natural Resources, remembers it well. Patteson had just moved from Montana to Shreveport, Louisiana when the storms…

Leading the Next Generation

Fifth-generation rancher becomes MU Extension beef nutrition specialist

Fifth-generation rancher Eric Bailey recently joined the University of Missouri Extension as state beef nutrition specialist. He chose Mizzou for “its desire to innovate and be leaders in the next generation of beef producers.” He will work with specialists on beef cattle nutrition. He plans to meet beef farmers and leaders across the state. A native of Santa Rosa, New…

A Perfect Day for Presentations

More than 300 attend Greenley Research Center Field Day

The wagon tours were packed throughout the morning as more than 300 attendees enjoyed presentations and discussions during the 39th annual Greenley Research Center Field Day on Tuesday, Aug. 9. Attendees were able to take part in three tours – pest management, agronomy and beef. “The turnout and the weather were both really good,” Greenley Superintendent Dana Harder said. “The…

Tomato, Heal Thyself

A better understanding of immune response could lead to better crops

Research has uncovered new regulations of defense pathways of plants. This could lead to helping crops fight off bacteria.

Collaborative Researchers

MU-Danforth partnership will strengthen plant and crop research

In a joint effort to boost plant sciences research, the University of Missouri and the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis will hire four researchers.

Traces of Excellence

Kitchel receives Distinguished Researcher Award for the region

Faculty and graduate students of the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources recently attended the American Association for Agricultural Education North Central Region Research Conference in Morgantown, W.V. Several educators were recognized, including Tracy Kitchel, associate professor and director of graduate studies for the department of agricultural education and leadership, who received the Distinguished Researcher Award for the region.…

To Pastures and Beyond

John Lory's 'Skylab' looks to the future of forage management

It looks like something from a science fiction tale or an other-world exploration unit. Instead, it is the latest pieces of equipment Mizzou researchers use to study pastures.

Students as Scientists

Michael Smith honored with teaching award

For Michael Smith, working at the University of Missouri is all about the students.

Pew Scholar

Peter Cornish receives a large grant to fund research project

Peter Cornish, assistant professor of biochemistry and University of Missouri Informatics Institute core faculty, was selected as Pew Scholar in recognition for his recent research project, “Investigation of RNA Unwinding and Ribosomal Frameshifting.” Cornish’s project focuses on how viruses disrupt the function of ribosomes, large molecules in the body that create proteins and are responsible for many bodily functions. This…

Prestigious NSF CAREER Award

Peter Cornish receives a large grant to fund research project

Peter Cornish, assistant professor of biochemistry and University of Missouri Informatics Institute core faculty, received the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award in recognition for his recent research project, “Investigation of RNA Unwinding and Ribosomal Frameshifting.” Cornish’s project focuses on how viruses disrupt the function of ribosomes, large molecules in the body that create proteins and are responsible for many…