Stories Categorized: Personal Connections

Snow Day? What Snow Day!?

Research Center faculty and staff work round the clock to take care of CAFNR's livestock

For most of us, the two massive snow storms that hit Mid-Missouri were a minor inconvenience. Once we were safely home, we could power up our computers, wrap up in a warm blanket and work comfortably. For the CAFNR faculty and staff who take care of livestock, a snow day meant something very different. They…

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Big Screen Collaborators

CAFNR faculty are appearing on a Jumbotron near you

You may have noticed some friendly faces at MU football games this fall. Friendly CAFNR faces. On the big screen, no less. Just before the start of the football season, CAFNR Communications asked representatives from around the College to help us with a big project – in a short amount of time. This season, Buck’s…

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Sunshine, Smiles and Science

South Farm Showcase offers fun, discovery for the whole family

More than 8,000 mid-Missourians attended the sixth annual South Farm Showcase, solidifying its place as a premier fall event for families in mid-Missouri. Attendees took mule-powered wagon rides, learned how to milk a cow, cheered on cockroaches in races, handled reptiles, petted baby animals, sampled Missouri wines and mealworms, played soccer on the turf, weaved…

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A Friendship Across the Atlantic

Stevens visiting CAFNR exchange students in France this fall

When former CAFNR study abroad director Roy Robinson left last year, Cheryl Stevens, administrative assistant, academic programs, and Bryan Garton, associate dean and director, academic programs, became the interim study abroad officers. Stevens quickly found herself corresponding heavily via email with the five exchange students who soon arrived from Toulouse, France. Eventually, all of those…

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On Call for the Drought

CAFNR experts work to alleviate drought effects, help farmers prepare for next season

The drought and its effects on agriculture have been at the forefront of public discussion this season. In July, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack declared all of Missouri’s 114 counties primary natural disaster areas. Some parts of the state have experienced the hottest temperatures and driest conditions in the last 118 years. While temperatures have…

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A Taste for Tomatoes

Annual festival draws more than 400

Hundreds of mid-Missourians sampled salsas, tasted and ranked more than 200 tomatoes, tomatillos and peppers and learned how to grow their favorite varieties at Bradford Research Center’s annual tomato festival Thursday evening. Fred Vasey of Harrisburg, Mo. strolled through Bradford’s tomato and pepper patch, where Jim Quinn, regional horticultural specialist for MU Extension, answered questions and…

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South Farm Showcase

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…

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A Sweet and Nutritious Treat for Missouri Families

Bradford Research Center donates sweet corn to The Food Bank

Sweet corn says summer in Missouri like sultry afternoons, baseball and lemonade stands. This week, hundreds of families in central and northeast Missouri will have fresh sweet corn to enjoy thanks to a partnership between the College of Agriculture Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) and the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri. A vacation…

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