In the nineties, Missouri's dairy industry was in trouble. More than 50 percent of the state's dairies had disappeared, leaving fewer than 2,000 of the businesses operating in 2000.
Missouri's sagging dairy industry was revitalized with research that put cows to work in their own feeding and waste disposal
MU center will see if certain herbal medicines really work
Dennis Lubahn, center director and project leader of the prostate cancer study, is leading a team of 21 MU researchers whose expertise ranges from agronomy to the diseases of laboratory animals. The team will take an interdisciplinary research approach utilizing the unique range of backgrounds and skills on MU's Columbia campus and the Missouri Botanical Garden in St Louis. The research was made possible by the NIH's National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicines, the Office of Dietary Supplements and the National Cancer Institute.
Flooded farmlands in southeast Missouri are too important not to restore
The Mississippi River region that was flooded when the Army Corps of Engineers blew a two-mile hole on the 35-mile-long Bird's Point-New Madrid floodway is too economically important not to restore to agricultural use, said a University of Missouri professor who conducts soil and crop research in the area.
CAFNR Alum Participates in Joplin Search-and-Rescue Efforts
Kathleen Kelsey, a CAFNR graduate in animal sciences (B.S. '00 and M.S. '04), combed debris looking for those still alive in the aftermath of the Joplin, Mo., tornado as a member of a Missouri search-and-rescue team.
The North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (NCR-SARE) awarded Kizzi Roberts, a graduate student in animal sciences, a $6,619.25 grant to pursue the project "A Survey of Relationships Among Rare Breeds of Pigs." This grant was awarded as part of NCR-SARE's Graduate Student grant program.
Christine Cochran, who graduated magna cum laude from the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources with a bachelor’s of science degree in agricultural economics, has been named president of the Commodity Markets Council in Washington, D.C.