Category Archives: Accomplishments

College of Agriculture alumna is first woman to win Precision Impact Award

Missouri State University Darr College of Agriculture alumna, Tayler McLane, from Broseley, Missouri, became the first woman to receive the Precision Impact Award at the 2016 Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) meeting in Orlando, Florida, after being nominated by the Missouri …

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School of Ag Publishes Historical Book

The Darr School of Agriculture was generously gifted a natural forest on the north side of Springfield in December 2013, known as The Woodlands; however, few realize the rich historical relevance the area holds. Known now for its hands-on teaching …

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Faculty provided grape breeding update at USDA Project Director meeting

Dr. Chin-Feng Hwang attended and presented at the annual Project Director meeting for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)-National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)-Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Plant Biology and Plant Breeding programs May 14-15 at USDA-NIFA Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

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USDA grant supports education about food security

Dr. Arbindra Rimal, Missouri State University professor of agriculture, received a half-million dollar grant through the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The grant focuses on education about food security and is a joint project with five universities in …

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Dr. Anson Elliott receives Missouri’s Agricultural Educator of the Year award

Dr. Anson Elliott, head of the William H. Darr School of Agriculture, received high honors during the 44th Missouri Governor’s Conference on Agriculture, hosted by Gov. Jay Nixon and the Missouri Department of Agriculture. During the awards banquet, Gov. Nixon and Missouri’s Director of Agriculture Richard Fordyce recognized Elliott with Missouri’s Agricultural Educator of the Year award in front of hundreds of Missouri producers and agribusiness leaders.

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USDA funds agricultural education in local area

Dr. Arbindra Rimal, professor of agriculture at Missouri State University, received a grant in the amount of $569,890 through the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture for the project “Food Security Through Linking Resources to Enhance Undergraduate Education: Strategic Partnership Among Five Universities in Missouri.”

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