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Cheers from California

CAFNR alumni find success in the West Coast wine industry

In 2015 alone, California produced more than 600 million gallons of wine, accounting for 83 percent of the wine produced in the United States. Two alumni of the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources played a role in those massive numbers as they have each found success while working in the industry. Moberly native Kristina Werner,…

The Upcoming Issue

Fisheries faculty present on climate change on Capitol Hill, at World Fisheries Congress

As drought and heat drifted into the minds of agriculture and wildlife specialists across the country, researchers at the University of Missouri traveled to Capitol Hill and South Korea to raise awareness on what can be done to protect fish from climate change in the near future. In a collaborative effort with the U.S. Geological Survey and the American Fisheries…

Cultivating Futures

Executive-in-Residence, wife, create endowment fund in honor of their fathers

As the famous Beatles tune goes, “I get by with a little help from my friends.” Roger Gardner brought the words to life, not only as a rock radio DJ in college, but by establishing a scholarship fund for students at his alma mater’s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. Roger is the executive vice president and chief cultural…

A Cut Above the Rest

Meat Judging Team takes First High Team Overall at Southeastern Intercollegiate Competition

After a 10-year drought, the Mizzou Meat Judging Team returned home with the 2016 Southeastern Intercollegiate Meat Judging High Team Overall traveling trophy. In their third and final spring contest, the Tigers took a narrow victory over the University of Florida and The Ohio State University who placed 2nd and 3rd High Teams, respectively. Meat Judging Team coach and Ph.D. student…

Facing the Future

Hospitality Management Career Fair provides students with networking and job opportunities

Amid smiling faces and firm handshakes, students explored opportunities and gained industry knowledge through the annual Hospitality Management Career Fair. The Hospitality Management Career Fair attracted recruiters from various aspects of the industry and students in search for internships, part-time and full-time positions. The three-hour event took place in the Columns Ballroom at the Reynolds Alumni Center March 2. Along…

Millennial Mindset

MU Alum Ed Schwitzky, B.A. '75, M.S. '76, visits campus to expand not only student knowledge, but also his own

Ed Schwitzky, the vice president of eCommerce at TPG Hotels & Resorts, acted as Professor-for-a-Day on March 15-17, providing students with insider knowledge of the hotel industry. Schwitzky is a University of Missouri alum with a bachelor’s degree in psychology in May 1975 and a master’s in public and community service in December 1976. Since graduating from MU, Schwitzky has spent more than 30…

Spice of Life

Alison Casler, B.S. '98, flourishes from the variety in her workplace, coursework at Mizzou

In Alison Casler’s work environment at Drury Hotels, no two days are ever the same. “I love the variety and the pace —it’s intense and extremely rewarding. It’s that variety that makes it so fun. I would have a hard time at a job where I did the same routine work over and over. And that is not the case…

Cream of the Crop

Hospitality management hosts banquet for scholarship recipients and honor society inductees

For students, it is not easy to juggle a part-time job in the industry and meet top-notch academic standards. Missouri restaurant and hotel associations and the hospitality management department recognized students for their hard work. On April 26, the hospitality management program hosted an awards dinner to announce annual scholarships and induct new members into Eta Sigma Delta, an honor…

Breaking Loose

CAFNR graduate students broaden their horizons, make new connections, through inaugural pool tournament

For graduate students, life can easily become all work and no play. Research can dominate their lives, so it is easy to miss out on the chance to build relationships with students outside their own departments. “I know as a graduate student it’s really easy to be extremely focused on what you’re doing in the program,” said Shari Freyermuth, assistant…