The second annual Float Your Boat for the Food Bank will occur April 20 at Bass Pro Shops lake in Columbia. The fundraiser is sponsored by the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) at the University of Missouri and The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri.
Ag sorority provides gifts for Operation Christmas Child
Children across the world may have a brighter Christmas thanks to members of the University of Missouri chapter of Sigma Alpha, a professional agriculture sorority. Lauren Dietzschold and Hannah Wedemeyer, co-chairs of the chapter’s philanthropy committee, said the 70 members of the sorority made approximately 40 gift boxes to send to Operation Christmas Child, an [...]
Two CAFNR plant scientists earn fellowship honors
Mel Oliver, adjunct professor of plant sciences, and Shuqun Zhang, professor of Biochemistry, will be formally recognized as AAAS Fellows at the organization's annual Meeting Feb. 16 in Boston.
Number of wineries triple in Missouri since 2003
The number of wineries in the United States has quadrupled in the past 10 years and tripled in Missouri, according to research by Fabio Chaddad, assistant professor of agricultural economics at the University of Missouri. Chaddad will present research from the first year of a four-year multistate research project for the U.S. Department of Agriculture [...]
Prawns are a good secondary income stream
If you’re invited to a fish fry at the Harry Cope farm, you might be served some tasty pond-raised prawns. Raising prawns is the latest in Cope’s innovative approach to farming using the resources of University of Missouri Extension and the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. Cope said he became interested in prawns [...]