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Field of Study

Ph.D. student from Rwanda studies crop breeding to help home country

For doctoral student Doreen Mutoni, coming to the United States to study crop breeding was due, in part, to the crop devastation she witnessed upon returning home to Rwanda after receiving her Master’s degree in the United Kingdom. Doreen is in her final year of the Borlaug Higher Education for Agricultural Research and Development, scholarship program, or BHEARD. The program, which…

Celebrating Excellence

SNR students, faculty, staff and alumni honored at awards banquet

On Tuesday, Nov. 6, students, faculty, staff and alumni of the School of Natural Resources were honored at the 2018 SNR Awards Banquet. This was the second year for the event, which recognizes excellence in service, advising, research and teaching. Shibu Jose, director of SNR, spoke at the event and presented the awards. Those honored on Nov. 6 included: Mark…

Fall 2018 Commencement

CAFNR graduation ceremony to be held on the Mizzou campus Dec. 15

On Saturday, Dec. 15, at noon, 222 College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources students will celebrate their graduation at commencement ceremonies in the Hearnes Center. As part of the event, the graduates and their families will hear from commencement speaker Blake Hurst (pictured left), a CAFNR alumnus and president of Missouri Farm Bureau. Hurst received a B.S. in agricultural…

Like Son

Two CAFNR students have a unique bond

This May, senior Kenton Daniel (KD) Bohon will graduate with a degree in Agricultural Systems Management. Next December, so will his son. There was a time when 44-year-old KD was attending college with students his own age. About 25 years ago, after graduating high school, KD attended the University of Central Missouri for his freshman year, and then Truman State…

Starting Bid

Five Mizzou-bred horses are up for bid in the 12th annual online auction

This year, during the first week of November, five horses are ready to find their new homes thanks to the annual MU Online Horse Auction & Fundraiser. For the 12th year in a row, people from across the country will be able to bid on APHA- and AQHA-registered weanling and yearling horses online. Their ages range from 6-7 months and…

Age of Discovery

Animal Science Exploration Day helps high school students learn about opportunities in the field

For many years, Mizzou has opened its doors to allow prospective students to explore what the world of Animal Sciences has to offer. From getting to know professors and touring campus facilities, the Division of Animal Sciences has hosted a number of events and summer academies with the goal being not only to get young people excited about Animal Sciences,…

After Hours: (Teach You How To) Sing the Blues

Animal Sciences assistant professor uses music to teach history

Not long ago, Columbia was segregated. Reminders can be found throughout the city. From a plaque on the side of the Missouri Theater describing their former segregated policies beneath the words “Lest We Forget. Never Again!” in bold letters, to Eliot Battle Elementary, named after a man who helped to integrate Columbia public schools. Reminders of this American past can…

After Hours: Working With His Hands

Michal Zigo volunteers time with Columbia Parks and Rec and Household Hazardous Waste Collection, in addition to being a Recycling Ambassador for the city

It was only after the City of Columbia’s December 2017 Volunteer of the Month had accumulated, as he puts it, “a bunch of” speeding tickets that his volunteer work with the city began. Every other weekend, one can typically find Michal Zigo, a post-doctoral fellow in animal sciences, cleaning up parks and streams around Columbia. According to Michal, going out…

Tree Spirited

Two students help Mizzou achieve designation

The Arbor Day foundation, “the largest nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees,” has recently recognized the conservation efforts of Mizzou by honoring the university with the Tree Campus USA designation. By receiving this title, Mizzou joins a growing list of universities around the country that have taken steps to promote “healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the…

Spring 2018 Commencement

CAFNR and SNR to hold joint commencement May 11

Beginning at 8 p.m. on Friday, May 11, 600 students from both the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources and the School of Natural Resources will come together at Hearnes Center to participate in their graduation ceremony. The ceremony marks a turning point not only for the students, but also for the schools, as it will be the first…