Two members of the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ team were honored with MU International Engagement Awards April 26. Senior information specialist Mike Burden received the staff award, and associate professor of rural sociology Jere Gilles was the scholar recipient.
CAFNR team members receive MU International Engagement Awards
Scholarship supports sustainable agriculture and honors a family's dedication to conservation
With more than 50 years of service to the University of Missouri, Fred Martz has influenced hundreds of farmers, students and fellow faculty members. Though he recently celebrated his retirement, his impact on education will sustain through the Fred and Donna Martz scholarship.
Symposium unites research and communities to tackle hunger in the U.S.
We all think about it every day: what to eat at our next meal. For the millions of American households who experience food insecurity, the question is not what to eat, but if they’ll eat. Addressing that issue was on the table at a recent symposium hosted at MU: Food Insecurity: Assessing Disparities, Consequences, and [...]
MU professor Jere Gilles builds bridges across cultures
Jere Gilles knew he wanted to serve in the Peace Corps before it even existed. “When I was in sixth grade I sort of thought JFK (President John F. Kennedy) stole the idea from me,” said Gilles, an associate professor of rural sociology in CAFNR’s Division of Applied Social Sciences. Gilles’ grandparents were homesteaders in [...]
MU summit focuses on causes, consequences, solutions
Hunger in America, and its causes, consequences and possible solutions, will be the topic of a University of Missouri national symposium Oct. 17-19.