The College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) Agribusiness Academy is designed to provide students with real-world experiences in various areas of agribusinesses and related industries. Any student in the College who has an interest may apply to participate.
Entrepreneurial Scholars are provided the benefits of residence at the MU Life Science Business Incubator at Monsanto Place for one year from the date of award and the cost of the residency (space and business mentoring) is covered by a sponsorship. The objective of the residency is to allow aspiring entrepreneurs the opportunity to "rub shoulders" with fellow venturers in a supportive environment, impart business skills that enable an entrepreneur to characterize and evaluate their business idea in the way it would be assessed by investors.
Envisioned and endowed by the generosity of the Reich family, this one-on-one interaction offers a rare life experience for students and the Executive-in-Residence. The program, inaugurated in Feb. 1997 by faculty and staff as a collaborative learning experience for students, takes place in an informal environment that allows participation to be spontaneous and infectious.
The CAFNR Honors Program is designed for high-ability students who are motivated to seek an individualized learning experience. One of the most distinct advantages of the Honors Program is that, for some degrees in the College, it allows a more flexible program of study, in addition to increased contact with faculty and the opportunity to conduct research.
The McNair Scholars Program prepares undergraduates for graduate study by providing a paid undergraduate research internship with a faculty mentor. Students have travel opportunities (conferences, graduate school fairs, campus visits); workshops on how to get in and succeed in graduate school and a stipend of $2,800.