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Learning Through Seeing

Chris Starbuck blends his love of photography and nature

Chris Starbuck has found success blending his long term passions for photography and plants.

Exchanging Ideas

MU Hosted Five African Scholars During Fall 2012

Five Faculty Exchange Program (FEP) scholars from Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania spent the Fall 2012 semester at MU. Prior to arriving in Columbia, the FEP scholars competed for the five positions among nearly 80 applicants. Once selected, they developed plans of work that outlined their professional objectives and goals for their 14 week stay in Columbia. While at MU, they…

Celebrate with CAFNR

Let CAFNR help you decorate for the holiday season

The College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources offers a variety of specialty holiday decorating items – all benefitting student groups and student learning opportunities. Tiger Garden, CAFNR’s student-run florist, offers holiday decorating services, wreaths, garlands, trees, fresh centerpieces and, of course their most popular item, poinsettias. They charge $30/hour for decorating. Their wreaths, garlands and trees are individually priced…

Five CAFNR Alum Receive Mizzou Alumni Association Awards

CAFNR Alumni Don Johnson, B.S. ’57, Brock Hessing B.S. ‘60, Ritchie Davis, B.S. ’78, David Pearce, B.S.’84, and Bill Newham, B.S. ’71, M.Ed. ’78, were honored for their ongoing leadership and service to the University of Missouri with some of the Mizzou Alumni Association’s highest honors. Both Johnson and Hessing received the Alumni Legacy award. Davis and Newman received the…

Tom Johnson Receives Provost Award

Tom Johnson, professor of agricultural economics at the University of Missouri, was one of two recipients of the 2012 MU Provost’s Award for Leadership in International Education. The award recognize faculty who have provided outstanding leadership in strengthening MU’s international dimension. Johnson joined the MU faculty in 1997 as the Frank Miller Professor of Agricultural Economics. He accepted a joint…

Scouting for Leadership

CAFNR faculty serve as leaders for the Boy Scouts

CAFNR works hard to provide leadership opportunities for its students. Many of its faculty and staff also take those roles on in the community – especially in Boy Scouts.

2012 CAFNR Tiger Ag Classic

An "ace" in the hole

The Mizzou Ag Alumni Association hosted the CAFNR Tiger Ag Classic at the L.A. Nickel golf course on Sept. 14 in Columbia. Golfers enjoyed a fun and friendly atmosphere provided by MU’s Ag Alumni Association.

Blooming Success

Tiger Garden's Martin honored by International floral group

Kim Martin, Tiger Garden’s Supervisor and CAFNR Plant Sciences Design Instructor, has been recognized by the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) as a recipient of its coveted Certified Floral Designer (CFD) designation. Martin was granted this designation after successfully completing the Professional Floral Design Evaluation (PFDE) earlier this summer immediately prior to the Institute’s National Symposium in Miami. The…

A Friendship Across the Atlantic

Stevens visiting CAFNR exchange students in France this fall

When former CAFNR study abroad director Roy Robinson left last year, Cheryl Stevens, administrative assistant, academic programs, and Bryan Garton, associate dean and director, academic programs, became the interim study abroad officers. Stevens quickly found herself corresponding heavily via email with the five exchange students who soon arrived from Toulouse, France. Eventually, all of those emails developed into a close…

Russell Receives MU Service Champions Award

Jan Russell was honored with the MU Service Champions Award for May 2012. Jan, an executive staff assistant to Bryan Garton, was surprised with the award by members of MU’s Staff Advisory Council. This award is presented to one individual each month who best epitomizes the four core values of the University: Respect, Responsibility, Discovery, and Excellence. Recipients of the…