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.
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