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Getting His Hands Dirty

After 43 years with MU Extension, Bob Chapple is still advancing Missouri agriculture

Bob Chapple has served Northwest Missouri for five decades in agricultural outreach and education.

Horticulture and Agroforestry Field Day Set for June 30

The Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center (HARC), famous for its Chestnut Festival, will host a Field Day on Saturday, June 30. Two tours will cover more than a dozen topics from raising truffles, nuts and fruits to establishing alley cropping systems and growing biomass in a flood plain.

A DNA Insight

Better analysis may result in new medicines and improved crops

Analyzing massive amounts of data, a multi-disciplinary team of University of Missouri researchers used a groundbreaking computer algorithm to find identical DNA sequences in different plant and animal species.

Return to the Forest

Dusty Walter named superintendent at the Hugo Wurdack Research Center and director of natural resources management for CAFNR's out-state research center network

Dusty Walter tapped as the natural resources manager for CAFNR’s research center network and superintendent of the Hugo Wurdack Research Center. The Columbia, Mo. native brings creative approaches to integrating agriculture and forestry.

Building Better Soybeans

MU center to map genomes of 1,008 soybean varieties

The National Center for Soybean Biotechnology (NCSB) at the University of Missouri has begun a project to sequence the DNA of 1,008 commercially important soybean varieties. The effort is designed to provide a multifold increase in genetic data to breeders to create improved soybeans that are more productive, more disease tolerant and have improved nutritional quality.

Certified

Bent, Lingle named Certified Research Administrators

Two CAFNR staff members have recently earned the designation of Certified Research Administrator from the Research Administrators Certification Council.

The Chicken That Isn’t

MU soy chicken to hit commercial market

A food company will use CAFNR research to launch a new food product that not only tastes like chicken, but chews like it, too.

Success in Wine Starts on the Vine

Enhancing Missouri agriculture never tasted so good

Missourians use autumn as an excuse to revel in wine-filled times with good friends. While they celebrate, University of Missouri researchers work to improve vineyards and the fruits of their labor.

Toning Down the Smell

New computer models help concentrated
animal producers improve air quality

Teng Teeh Lim recently received a $50,000 Mizzou Advantage grant to develop a computer model that allows large producers to use the size and other simple information about their swine or dairy farm to give them a better idea of the amount of emissions and what they can do to address odor or emission issues.