“Everything is so green,” Louiza Chekmam quietly murmured in amazement as the van she was riding in pulled into Peach Tree Farms. “Back home, our summers are dry and everything turns yellow and brown. This is just beautiful.” The visit to the family-operated farm outside of Boonville was one of many stops Louiza, Souad Mammou […]
Algerian women visit MU through Cochran Fellowship
Students learn about conservation in Costa Rica
Three students from the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources spent a portion of their summer expanding their knowledge of forestry in Costa Rica. The three students were chosen through a selection process involving an essay comparing temperate forest resources in Missouri with tropical resources in Costa Rica. The trip was paid for the students by a grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, a division of the USDA.
Plant Science researcher is honored in Nottingham
J. Perry Gustafson, adjunct professor in the Division of Plant Sciences, will be honored by the University of Nottingham, UK, with a glasshouse complex named in his honor.
Summit partners researchers with those dealing with food insecurity
Sandy Rikoon is conducting an experiment with his food insecurity symposium Oct. 17-19. Rather than hold sessions where academics present their research conclusions into the causes and consequences of insufficient food distribution in America, the director of MU’s Interdisciplinary Center for Food Security is creating a forum where the people on the front lines of the problem will tell the researchers how they use current data and what new information are needed.
DNA sequence data on Angus bulls could improve future accuracy in genomic-enhanced EPDs.
The Angus Foundation Board of Directors is funding a research project at the University of Missouri for the genomic sequencing of Angus bulls. This sequencing is meant to enhance the understanding and genetic prediction of Angus cattle performance.
NIFA grant could boost reproductive rates for cattle ranchers
CAFNR professors will look for for mutations in the genetic code that lead to early embryonic loss in cattle. Scientists also could use this basic sequence information to address feed efficiency, disease resistance and growth.