Kenny is currently serving as an intern for University of Missouri Extension's Community Economic and Entrepreneurial Development (ExCEED) program specifically assigned the task of program evaluation. From 2005 through 2009 the ExCEED program partnered with 5 rural "communities" (ranged from a single community to multi-county regions) to identify and implement strategies focused on place-based assets and strategies for economic development.
Switch to Hospitality Management reflects growth and opportunity in industry
The last few years have been dismal for college graduates looking for work. A National Association of Colleges and Employers student survey shows that just 41 percent of graduating seniors in 2011 left campus with an offer for employment. A program within the University of Missouri’s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources is doing better. CAFNR’s hotel and restaurant management program has an almost 100 percent placement rate, Jim Groves, hospitality management chair said.
CAFNR's Delta Center celebrated its 50th Field Day and its long-time supervisor
Update: On Sept. 2, MU Vice Chancellor and Dean Thomas Payne, College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, announced the Center would be renamed the T.E. “Jake” Fisher Delta Research Center to honor the dedication and leadership of retiring superintendent, T.E. “Jake” Fisher. Although Fisher retires at the end of September, his work ethic and [...]
Missouri and Russian scientists partner to study atmospheric blocking
University of Missouri atmospheric science researchers will team with their counterparts at the A.M.Obukhov Institute of Atmospheric Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences in a three million Russian ruble project to study the phenomena of atmospheric blocking.
Don't like the taste? Wait a second
Elizabeth Fenner, a food science graduate student at the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, is finishing testing of an experimental ice cream that starts as one flavor then shifts to another before being swallowed.
Drought simulators study effects of reduced water on crops
Two drought simulators designed to test the effects of water deficiency on crops are now operational at the University of Missouri's Bradford Research and Extension Center east of Columbia. The simulators are part of a $1,558,125 Missouri Life Sciences Research Board grant to study how reduced water availability affects plants and crop productivity, and how new breeds of drought-tolerant plants can boost yields.