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MU Extension is gathering information on farmland values in Missouri. Anyone who has bought or sold land in the past year is invited to complete the 2020 Missouri Farmland Value Opinion survey by Friday, Sept. 25.

Beginning in October, the Interdisciplinary Center for Food Security will present a free six-part “Power Up Your Pantry” webinar series for food pantry and food bank staff and volunteers called “A Conversation about Burnout: Checking In, Not Checking Out.” Continue…

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Agricultural Education and Leadership faculty and alumni were honored with National Association of Agricultural Educators 2020 awards: John Tummons, Region IV Outstanding Service Citation; Steve Brown (BS, 1979), Region IV Lifetime Achievement; and Breanne Brammer (BS, 2015; MS, 2017), Region IV Teacher Turn the Key Award.

Hao Cheng (PhD, Agricultural & Applied Economics, 2020) will be an assistant professor at Wenlan Business School of Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, a university that specializes in economics and finance. Continue…

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Ray Massey recently received the C. Brice Ratchford Memorial Fellowship Award from the University of Missouri System.

In July, the Cambio Center released a report of its contributions to faculty and student development. The report highlights the center’s role in mentoring and building inclusive communities across campus.

On July 13, Meongsu Lee, PhD candidate in agricultural and applied economics, successfully defended his dissertation titled “Three Essays on the Conservation Reserve Program.” Pat Westhoff is his adviser. Continue…

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Effective Sept. 1, Caroline Brock will transfer to the sociology department in the College of Arts and Science.

Brent Carpenter retired from the University of Missouri at the end of May after 29 years of service. Congratulations, Brent, and thank you for your contributions!

Scott Gerlt will join the American Soybean Association in July as a staff economist. Continue…

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Harvey James received the 2020 AFHVS Richard P. Haynes Lifetime Achievement Award in Sustainable Agriculture from the Agriculture, Food & Human Values Society.

Graduate students Barituka Bekee (PhD candidate, agricultural & applied economics) and Emily Miller (MS, rural sociology) were tapped earlier this month into the Rollins Society. Continue…