USDA has awarded the Division of Animal Sciences at the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources $300,000 to develop the National Center for Applied Reproduction and Genomics in Beef Cattle. Mizzou says the center’s goal will be to promote the economic impact of the technologies its animal sciences faculty have developed and are using every day. The focus is on giving farmers and ranchers the answer to the question – “What is the return on investment if I invest in reproductive or genomic technologies?” The grant is being made through USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Partnering in the grant will be MU’s College of Veterinary Medicine.