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MEDIA ADVISORY: Officials from USDA, MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources to Announce Major Grant

April 15th, 2011

Story Contact: Christian Basi, 573-882-4430, BasiC@missouri.edu

WHAT: Officials from the University of Missouri and the U. S. Department of Agriculture will announce two major grants. Researchers from the University of Missouri and Texas A&M University will lead the research.

WHO: Speakers include:

  • Roger Beachy, director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture at the USDA
  • U.S. Senator Roy Blunt
  • Tom Payne, dean of the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
  • Jerry Taylor, Wurdack Chair in Animal Genomics in the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
  • Rod Geisert, professor and director of the Division of Animal Sciences at MU
  • Marc Linit, associate dean for research and extension

WHEN: 11 a.m., Friday, April 15

WHERE: Beef Research and Teaching Farm, 5151 Old Millers Rd. (off of Highway 63, south of Columbia) From Highway 63:

If traveling from Columbia, go south on Highway 63, turn left onto Old Millers Road (just south of KOMU-TV) and follow signs to the farm.

If traveling from Jefferson City, go north on Highway 63, turn right on Old Millers Road (just before KOMU-TV) and follow signs to the farm.

NOTE: Tours of the Beef Research and Teaching Farm will be available before and after the announcement.

 

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