On a warm fall morning, aspiring ranchers and agricultural professionals gathered near Linneus, Mo., for the 2011 Management Intensive Grazing workshop. Participants headed to the pasture after only an hour in the classroom. After looking at five red Angus cross heifers, they estimated the average weight of their five-head heard. Their task was to allocate an area of pasture that their herd would graze to three inches by the next day.
The Ag Building and its, uh, unique architecture turns 50 years old
It is easy to overlook the drab MU Ag Building. But it is connected to a presidential library, the US Embassy in London, one of the most beautiful buildings in America, and a notorious crime boss.
CAFNR partners with the Food Bank to boost healthy food donations
The College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources has established a year-long relationship with The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri to boost healthy food donations to the Food Bank.
MU interdisciplinary team works to improve nutrition and access to healthy foods
Biting into a fresh tomato or enjoying the crisp sweetness of an apple are pleasures that not everyone always gets to enjoy. While the nutritional value of fresh fruits and vegetables is well-documented, and although the local food industry has grown tremendously in the last several years, access to nutritious, local produce is not something that's readily available to everyone with a limited income.
Hotel CEO shares business plan insights with hospitality students
Chuck Drury, president of Drury Hotels, gave CAFNR hospitality management students an inside look at how a company can achieve success by focusing on making its clients happy.
Ag, bioscience make north-central US a key unlocking economic growth and job creation opportunities
“Power and Promise: Agbioscience in the North Central United States” credits the region’s land-grant universities, including their extension services and experiment stations, with a central role in American agriculture’s rise to global preeminence, arguing that continued support for them is vital to realizing the opportunities offered by the 21st century economy.