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Tapping our Natural Resources

Patrick Market, Sonja Wilhelm Stanis named to interim leadership positions in SNR

Patrick Market, professor and undergraduate degree program coordinator for environmental sciences, has been named interim director of the School of Natural Resources in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, effective Jan. 1, 2019. Sonja Wilhelm Stanis, associate professor, graduate emphasis area coordinator in natural resources (parks, recreation and tourism emphasis) and undergraduate degree program coordinator for parks, recreation…

After Hours: House for the Holidays

CAFNR director’s idea has become fun Columbia holiday tradition

As an avid baker with a retired custom home builder for a husband, Kristen Smarr has always been “fascinated” by gingerbread houses. But until last year, she’d never built one. “Not even a kit!” she says. “I’ve just always admired them.” But even without her own previous personal experience, she has helped bring a new holiday tradition to mid-Missouri in…

Catch Up With CAFNR

A photo gallery of CAFNR happenings

  Check out more photos from these events on our Flickr site. What are YOU up to? Send us photos and captions of the events and other happenings in your corner of CAFNR! Just email the information…

Catch Up with CAFNR

A photo gallery of CAFNR happenings

  Check out more photos from these events on our Flickr site. What are YOU up to? Send us photos and captions of the events and other happenings in your corner of CAFNR! Just email the information…

Career Readiness

Matt Arri helps CAFNR students navigate the process of finding that first job

The new charge from the University of Missouri System to increase employment and graduate school successful outcomes rate to 95 percent for all graduating students by 2023 is a bold goal. And Matt Arri, coordinator of Career Services for CAFNR, is tackling that goal, which is part of the MU Compact launched by UM System President Mun Choi in 2017,…

Learning and Pivoting

Craig Bacon shares tips for success with students as part of the Executive-in-Residence program

Keep learning and keep “pivoting” – that was the advice to students from Craig Bacon, senior vice president of technical services for Simmons Prepared Foods. Bacon was on campus Oct. 10-11 as part of the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Robert O. Reich Executive-in-Residence program, which brings industry leaders to the college to share knowledge and experiences with…

Spencer Named Curators Professor

Tom Spencer, animal sciences, given University's highest rank

Tom Spencer, professor of animal sciences, was recently named a 2018 Curators Distinguished Professor, the University of Missouri’s highest and most prestigious rank. This honor was established in 1968 by the University Board of Curators and is bestowed only upon outstanding scholars with established reputations. Spencer was a 2015 signature hire as part of the Mizzou Advantage program. He joined…

CAFNR Welcomes New Faculty

Our college introduces 23 faculty members this fall 

Each fall the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources welcomes new faculty members to fulfill teaching, research and extension missions. This fall, CAFNR’s 23 new faculty members are at the forefront in a breadth of fields, including wildlife population modeling, nutrient metabolism in cattle, animal well-being, structural biology of viral/host interactions, collective entrepreneurship, water resources planning, genome editing and…

Catch Up with CAFNR

A photo gallery of CAFNR happenings

Check out more photos from these events on our Flickr site. What are YOU up to? Send us photos and captions of the events and other happenings in your corner of CAFNR! Just email the information…