Stories Categorized: Personal Connections

Just Knit It!

SNR's Laura Hertel relaxes with crafty hobbies

A few days ago, Laura Hertel asked her husband if they could buy a sheep. Although she was (mostly) kidding, the wool from that hypothetical sheep would be put to good use. Laura has been knitting for years, and recently took a class in felting – which she loved – which has then led to…

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HARC: One Good, Charitable Apple

Volunteers collect more than 10,000 pounds of apples for donation to local food banks

Dozens of volunteers visited HARC this fall to pick more than 10,000 pounds of apples to be donated to The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri and the Moniteau County Nutrition Center in California.

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Planting Pollinators

Southern Boone students help with native seeding

On November 9 students from Southern Boone Elementary in Ashland joined researchers and other volunteers at Bradford Research Center for the planting of a new native pollinators plot.

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Helping out their community

Fisher Delta Research Center employees elected mayors of small towns

Most people think of a mayor as a professional politician with a big budget and a staff of assistants and cabinet members. In the small towns that dot the Bootheel region of southeast Missouri, where hamlets can be just a stop sign and a few houses, the reality is different. Here, leaders hold down regular…

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CAFNR on the Court

Regular pick-up basketball game helps build relationships with faculty and staff

What are you doing with your lunch break? For a group of about 20 faculty and staff members from across the university, the noon hour is all about a little friendly competition. Bill Lamberson, professor of animal sciences, and Peter Motavalli, professor of soil, environmental and atmospheric sciences, regularly join in on this pick-up basketball…

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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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