Analyzing massive amounts of data, a multi-disciplinary team of University of Missouri researchers used a groundbreaking computer algorithm to find identical DNA sequences in different plant and animal species.
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Better analysis may result in new medicines and improved crops
Breanne Brammer, a freshman in science and agricultural journalism, has been selected for the International Collegiate Agricultural Leadership (I-CAL) program. The two-week summer program will take Brammer to Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore where she will learn about global agriculture and international marketing. “I found out about I-CAL when I was selected as a delegate to […]
Climate conditions not quite the same as 2007
The Central Plains may be spared a repeat of the historic April 4-10, 2007 cold wave that disrupted agricultural production, says a University of Missouri climate researcher. Millions of dollars in crop loss hit orchards, hay fields and newly sprouted corn.
Mary Hendrickson, extension associate professor of rural sociology at CAFNR, was honored with the National Farmers Union’s (NFU) Meritorious Service Award at their 110thAnniversary Convention in La Vista, Neb., March 7, 2012. The award recognizes two individuals each year who have made particularly noteworthy contributions to agriculture, humanity and the Farmers Union. It is the […]
Bruhn’s years of mushroom research are coming to fruition
Bruhn has been researching truffles since 1999 – and now knows enough about their cultivation in Missouri to promote commercial truffières – truffle orchards – with interested farmers and entrepreneurs.
Mizzou Livestock Team places at Dixie Nationals
The University of Missouri Livestock Judging Team finished second at the Dixie National Livestock Judging Contest in Jackson, Miss., Feb. 11, 2012. The team is made-up of nine CAFNR students. Teams traveled from as far as western Kansas and Nebraska to participate in the collegiate contest. Mizzou students got their first taste of Brahman cattle […]