Two billion. That’s the projected global population growth by 2050. It’s the equivalent of adding more than six times the current U.S. population to the planet. Feeding 9 billon people while conserving natural resources, improving global health and fostering greater equality were a few of the many challenges discussed at the recent Board for International [...]
Evidence of Excellence
While most colleges of ag across the nation are experiencing declines in enrollment, CAFNR continues to show steady growth. The College is ranked among the top 15 programs in the world for animal and plant science research. In seven of the past 12 years an advisor from CAFNR has been recognized with the MU Excellence in Advising Award. Four CAFNR faculty members have won the prestigious national USDA teaching award.
Recent Evidence of Excellence:
CAFNR panel discusses strategies to meet global challenges
Biochemistry team discovers trigger to an often fatal disease
A team of Biochemistry researchers at the University of Missouri has published the first scientific evidence that the gene ATP7A is essential for the dietary absorption of the critical nutrient copper. This research explains why children with Menkes disease, who are born lacking this gene, develop a severe copper deficiency.
'Cardboard captains' get ready for April 20 race for The Food Bank
Cardboard boat skippers and crews will get a chance on March 6 to gather the materials needed to build boats for the second annual Float Your Boat for the Food Bank race.
Study finds differences in KC parks in affluent and poorer areas
Low-income areas of Kansas City have more parks but with fewer features, a study by the University of Missouri and the University of South Carolina shows.
Prizes announced for Float Your Boat for the Food Bank race
Not only can a team race their cardboard boat for glory and to help The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri, there are cash prizes to be won.
El Nino may be coming, but the soil is still too dry for cooling
The culprit for the dry weather that has parched much of the Midwest may be fading, a University of Missouri atmospheric scientist said. But don’t expect much relief, yet.
An innovative program designed to train the next generation of agroforestry practitioners earned a national award from the USDA. The project, titled Increasing Agroforestry Adoption and Networking in the Midwest through Targeted Professional Development was named the 2012 Paula Ford Professional Development Program Proposal of the Year. The North Central region selects the project that [...]