The program, led by Randy Westgren, professor of agricultural and applied economics and the McQuinn Chair for Entrepreneurial Leadership in the Division of Applied Social Sciences, and Peter Hofherr, CEO of St. James Winery, takes beginning farmers and ranchers through a four-module course that helps them transform their ideas into profitable ventures in production agriculture.
MU-trained meteorologists issued the most critical warnings of 2011
On April 27, 2011, a massive tornado outbreak, considered the worst natural disaster since Hurricane Katrina, saw more than 100 tornadoes rip destruction from Louisiana through Pennsylvania, killing 346 people. Less than a month later, on May 22, what is considered the seventh worst tornado in American history, and the 27th most violent twister in [...]
In MU's pedometer program, no one has gone as far as Bill Lamberson
Among the 144 University of Missouri employees participating in the MU Healthy for Life Million Step Pedometer Program that rewards people for improving their health through walking, nobody comes close to the 19 million steps recorded by Bill Lamberson, professor of Physiological Genetics in CAFNR's Animal Science Division.
Handling heat stress in livestock will soon be as close as your smartphone
A CAFNR team spanning multiple disciplines is collaborating with journalism and computer science students to develop a simple smartphone app to help producers reduce heat stress in production animals.
Photoacoustic device finds cancer cells before they become tumors
Commercial production of a device that measures melanoma using photoacoustics, or laser-induced ultrasound, will soon be available to scientists and academia for cancer studies.