Dec. 8, 2011 Volume 33, No. 15
President appoints MU Chancellor to Board for International Food and Agricultural Development
Brady J. Deaton works toward lifelong goal of feeding the hungry
Hunger is a thread running through Chancellor Brady J. Deaton’s life. He grew up in a poor area of eastern Kentucky where he saw neighbors struggle to feed their families. As a young faculty member in Knoxville, Tenn., he carried food to people in need. And as a volunteer in South America, he said, “I met families that had had seven children but only one was still alive, and that child had a protruding stomach, totally malnourished. It’s a heartrending thing to witness. I know that I saw many children who are not alive today, children who starved.”Read the rest of this story by Dale Smith on MIZZOU magazine's website.