Al McQuinn, (BS Ag '54) former Board Chairman and CEO of Ag-Chem Equipment Company, a company he founded, was named to the Notable Mizzou Alumni Honor Wall in Jesse Hall on Saturday, April 29. McQuinn is pictured here (left) with fellow Mizzou alumni Ann Covington, the first woman appointed to the Supreme Court of Missouri and the first woman to serve as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Missouri, and James White, former president, chairman and CEO of Jamba Juice, who were both also named to the wall that day. McQuinn holds patents for inventions that revolutionized the management of soil conditions, and was named one of the "Top 10 Influencers That Shaped 20th Century Agriculture." McQuinn was the first Executive-in-Residence at CAFNR, was part of the Life Science Steering Committee, co-chaired the CAFNR campaign steering committee for the For All We Call Mizzou Campaign, and received CAFNR's highest honor, the Frederick B. Mumford Award, for Distinguished Service, in 2008.
Campbell last day of teaching
Rex Campbell (BS '52 and MS '59 Ag Extension, PhD Rural Soc '65) professor emeritus of rural sociology, taught his last class Wednesday, May 3. In his 52+ years of teaching at Mizzou, he estimated that he taught 600 courses and 12,000 students. He always encouraged his students: “You must be what you want to see."
Mark Fenner (BS Ag Econ '85), spring 2017 Executive-in-Residence, had lunch at the University Club with cooperative management capstone students Jayde Schilling, Madison Kliethermes, Joe Burkett and Zach Crader during his visit. Fenner is the president and CEO of MFA Oil.
CAFNR alum and Troy native Megan McQuoid (BS Ag, Agribusiness '07) stopped by to share her Mizzou experience with prospective students at "CAFNR in Troy: Find Your Connection" event that brought representatives from CAFNR out to talk about degree programs, life on campus and the application process.
Dudley and Virgie Alexander spent time with CAFNR undergraduate research students on Life Sciences Undergraduate Research Day this April. Left to right: Dudley Alexander (BS Ag '59, MS Ag '62), Hannah Boatright, Plant Sciences major, Virgie Alexander, Julie Crouch, Agricultural Economics major, Emma Downing, Agricultural Economics major. CAFNR Biochemistry Professor Antje Heese had this to say about the Alexanders' support of undergraduate research: "The generosity of the Alexanders has made a tremendous difference in the lives of so many undergraduates in Biochemistry, and more generally in CAFNR. I have seen the growth of students with yet unrealized potential, directly from having that one opportunity to begin their path towards careers in research in my lab. My husband, Scott Peck, and I are truly inspired by the impact the Alexanders have had with their support of the CAFNR Undergraduate Research Internship. In the past, we, as a research couple in CAFNR, devoted our time, grant dollars, and efforts to mentoring and training these students. Having seen the difference that additional funding has made in the lives and careers of our undergraduates, we have started personally donating to CAFNR programs to support both undergraduate and graduate students."
Greg Buckman (BS Ag Econ ’76) along with the Boone County Cattlemen's Association, Missouri Beef Industry Council, MFA, Incorporated, the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine and Chapel View Stables, hosted third and forth graders from Columbia’s Beulah Ralph Elementary School this spring at the Buckman farm to teach them where their food comes from and how it's raised. They were treated to home-raised beef burgers and all the fixings. (photo credit Casey Buckman)
Two special guests were on hand to help celebrate Darryl Chatman (BS '97 and MS '01 Animal Sci, JD '08) as he received a Citation of Merit award from the MU Ag Alumni Association at CAFNR's Celebration of Excellence ceremony in April. Pictured with Chatman are Mizzou Football Coach Barry Odom (BS Ag '99, M Ed '04) and MU Assistant Vice Chancellor for Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Pat Ivey (BS Ag '96, M Ed '00, and PhD Ed '13).
This spring the Ag Alumni Association welcomed new members to its Ag Leadership Society. Pictured left to right are: Steve Niemeyer (BS Ag '01), Pat Thomas (BS Ag '97), Alan Wessler (BS Ag '74, DVM '77), Bruce Loewenberg (BS Forestry '61), Rick Meyer (BS Ag '90), and Greg Dieckmann, (BS Ag Eng '91). The Ag Leadership Society was established to recognize some of the college's most dedicated volunteers and alumni. Induction ceremonies allow the association to bring some of CAFNR's most ardent supporters back to campus to learn what the college is currently doing.
Event emcee and alumnus Zach Paul (far left), KRCG chief meteorologist, poses with the Trivia in the Wild 2017 winning team, a group of School of Natural Resources alumni who now work for the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Trivia in the Wild 2017 was held March 3 at Bradford Research Center. The annual event is hosted by the Natural Resources Alumni Association and benefits the MU Natural Resources Alumni Scholarship Fund.