Peter Scharf discusses the status of Missouri's topsoil, changes in erosion pressures and how Missouri farmers can sustain the resource for generations.
The College is home to research initiatives that span all of its departments and divisions, and also the university, country and world. Mizzou Advantage programs — competitive assets that set MU apart from other universities — incorporate research from all over CAFNR. Opportunities at the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources go beyond the classroom, the laboratory and the field — at CAFNR, students can dive into real-world experiences through its student-run florist, bed and breakfast, café, ice cream shop and meat market.
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Taking the long view for sustaining Missouri's soils
We cook omelets, stir-fry vegetables and boil pasta within minutes with the turn of a switch. For much of the world, cooking food is not so simple, and involves first gathering fuel to make fire — and often that fuel source is wood. It’s a problem when that wood is far from home, and when [...]
Andrew Scaboo works to bring healthy, high yielding soybean varieties to Missouri fields.
In a non-descript building in central Missouri, Andrew Scaboo works to turn humble seeds into the next big beans. Glycine max, or soybeans, is Missouri’s most important crop, generating nearly $2 billion in annual revenue.
Leslie Touzeau leads new vegetable research project
An agricultural research center isn’t the most likely place for a psychology major, but for Leslie Touzeau, it’s a perfect fit.
CAFNR class gathers angler tales
This spring Mark Morgan is teaching a course at Mizzou that will culminate in the publication of a book of fishing stories told by Missouri anglers.