In honor of the event’s 20th year, the MU Ag Alumni Association threw a Roaring ‘20s party for CAFNR Ag Unlimited Banquet and Auctions Feb. 14.
More than 800 guests attended the event, held at the Holiday Inn Select Expo Center in Columbia, Mo. The night included a social hour, silent and live auctions, dinner and an after party. Throughout the evening memories of earlier Unlimited auctions were shared to help commemorate the event’s 20th anniversary.
“It was an honor to be part of the committee that hosted the 20th Ag Unlimited. How many other Mizzou alumni events can boast that kind of longevity?” said event chair Kristen Marshall. “One of my friends described the event as ‘our version of Homecoming.’ That’s a powerful comparison, and it’s true.”
Organizers estimate about $80,000 was raised to support student scholarships, activities and educational enhancements in CAFNR.
“The founding members of Ag Unlimited had a vision for this event and the fact that, 20 years later, we’re still packing the venue and raising an incredible amount of money for CAFNR students and programs shows you that their original vision has become part of the fabric of the College,” Marshall said. “Our alumni, friends and industry partners are the best around. I’m excited to see what the next 20 years holds in store for Ag Unlimited.”