Tracy Kitchel, associate professor and director of graduate studies in the department of agricultural education and leadership, has received the 2013 Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (IDEA) Faculty Excellence award. Kitchel is not only coordinator for MU’s agricultural education program with Great Plains IDEA, AG*IDEA, he also chairs the national group for ag education. [...]
Research farm open house set for Sept. 22
One of the University of Missouri’s most important research centers, South Farm, will host a day of science and discovery for the entire family. A tornado tracking truck, cockroach races, tethered hot air balloon rides and prize pepper tasting are just a few of the myriad interactive attractions at the event.The sixth annual South Farm [...]
Class helps young farmers step into the profession
Kevin Moore, CAFNR associate professor of agricultural economics in the Division of Applied Social Sciences, teaches Returning to the Farm, a class that prepares young people to overcome the family and financial hurdles of getting into farming.
Two professors receive Gold Chalk Award
Jerry Taylor, animal sciences, and Anna Henry, agricultural education, were honored with the MU Graduate Professional Council’s (GPC) annual Gold Chalk Award. Each year since 1988 the GPC has recognized professors who have made significant contributions to the education and training of graduate and professional students with the honors.
Bruce Blakemore, B.S. Agricultural Education ’96 and M.S. Agricultural Education ’04, discovered the perfect niche for his musical talents. The agriculture teacher and musician has found success targeting his music to rural and “farm” audiences. Although there are pictures of Blakemore playing his toy guitar on-stage with his father’s band at the age of five, [...]
Center helps faculty add innovative education to research projects
Anna Henry, associate professor and department chair of Agricultural Education, has begun a virtual center to help CAFNR researchers meet the new qualifications. Her Center for the Collaboration and Development of Educational Innovations is designed to partner with faculty members conducting sponsored research from the beginning of a project.