The University of Missouri has been awarded a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA) to plan the National Center for Applied Reproduction and Genomics in Beef Cattle. Planning is currently underway, with development of the center slated to occur over a three-year period beginning in 2018:

Year 1: 2018 – 2019

  • Initiate development of courses and online modules
  • Initiate research efforts to quantify farm-level economic effects resulting from implementation of combinations of reproductive and genomic technologies in U.S. beef herds

Year 2: 2019 – 2020

  • Development of a Graduate Certificate Program and expanded hands-on training opportunities
  • Initial acceptance of students into select NCARG course offerings

Year 3: 2020 – 2021

  • Expand NCARG course offerings to increasing numbers of students nationally
  • Expand technology transfer to all target audiences, including producers, allied industry, and practicing veterinarians