What makes a good wine? Faculty and students at the Missouri State Univeristy Winery and Distillery at the State Fruit Experiment Station in Mountain Grove know.
Over the past few months, Missouri State University’s Darr School of Agriculture faculty members have received grants for various projects.
The Center for Grapevine Biotechnology at Missouri State University, under the direction of Dr. Wenping Qiu, received a grant of $50,729 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This grant will allow them to continue testing viruses and producing virus-tested elite grape varieties.
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.
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
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.
Webb and Sudbrock recently received a $277,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for their project “Linking to Focus on Agriculture Sustainability and Food Security.”
Dr. Chin-Feng Hwang, associate professor at the William H. Darr School of Agriculture at Missouri State University, was awarded $304,040 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to initiate the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Competitive Grants Program project
Dr. Chin-Feng Hwang, associate professor in the William H. Darr School of Agriculture, was awarded $146,856 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for the Non-Land Grant Colleges of Agriculture program (NLGCA). The project is entitled “Expanding Research and Education Capacities on Next-Generation Molecular Marker for Grape Cultivar Improvement.”
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.”