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University of Missouri CAFNR College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources



Office of Research
2-44 Agriculture
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211
Phone: 573-882-7488
Fax: 573-884-5435

CAFNR is changing the core components of society that impact what we eat, where we live and how we'll face tomorrow. Our innovative research spans the globe, often taking a high-tech look at traditional agriculture, food and natural resource issues, and directly impacts our future, from health breakthroughs, to sustainable agriculture techniques to food safety.

The College is ranked among the top 15 programs in the world for animal and plant science research. Mizzou Advantage programs — competitive assets that set MU apart from other universities — incorporate research from all over CAFNR. The College is part of the North Central Research Association — a group of forward-thinking colleges leading the way in agriculture bioscience research. 

Research Funding for CAFNR Fiscal Year 2013: $31,415,593

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Research News

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Distinguished scholar strengthens animal health research at CAFNR

Tomato, Heal Thyself
A better understanding of immune response could lead to better crops

Ouch. Feels Like a Caterpillar
Plants can tell the difference between attacking insects

Big Number, Little Calf
MU's dairy program produces a genetically outstanding animal

Exercise for Dessert
Activity can reduce cardio disease risk for people with diabetes