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Rising to the Occasion

CAFNR Strategic Plan outlines new signature experiences for students

We know CAFNR students always rise above the rest, but now – it’s official. As part of the “CAFNR Strategic Plan, Drive to Distinction,” launched in April, all undergraduate students will take part in a “signature experience” during their time on campus. This is denoted as the “RISE” initiative: Research, International, Service learning, Experiential learning. (Of course, students don’t have…

Catch Up With CAFNR

A photo gallery of CAFNR happenings

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Connecting with Students

Brenda Peculis introduces biochemistry freshmen to MU Connect 

Brenda Peculis teaches classrooms full of first-semester freshmen as an associate professor of biochemistry. Her advice for working with all new freshmen? “Walk in with a sense of humor!” she says. She says it’s the same advice she would give to her fellow CAFNR faculty members about using the MU Connect system. Peculis recently received the 2019 MU Connect Champions…

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…

A Lifetime of International Work

Kerry Clark named director of CAFNR International Programs

Kerry Clark, assistant research professor in the Division of Applied Social Sciences (DASS) and project manager for smallholder productivity for the USAID Soybean Innovation Lab (SIL), has been named director of CAFNR International Programs, effective Aug. 1, 2019. Clark has worked internationally throughout her career. Through the USAID Soybean Innovation Lab, she works with a multidisciplinary team to bridge seed…

Top Tigers

Mizzou’s quarter-scale tractor team has best-ever finish at recent competition

The University of Missouri Torq’N Tigers Quarter-Scale Tractor Team had its best finish ever at the recent American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineering Quarter Scale Tractor Competition. The event was held May 30 through June 2 in Peoria, Illinois. The Torq’N Tigers placed third behind the University of Nebraska and South Dakota State University. More than 20 universities from all over…

A Life of Service and Innovation

CAFNR alumnus has made career of educational and scientific advances

Robert J. Jones, chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has an inspiring list of professional accomplishments over his years in higher education, first as a researcher and teacher, and now as a leader. Still, he says the achievement of receiving an honorary degree from the University of Missouri last December was near the top of that list. Jones…

Alumni Honors

The CAFNR Alumni Association honored alumni and friends at Celebration of Excellence

The CAFNR Alumni Association honored alumni and friends of the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at the annual Celebration of Excellence, held Thursday, April 11, on campus. The Association recognizes alumni and friends for contributions to CAFNR and Mizzou, and for professional accomplishments. Honors included: Emily Kueker, who received her bachelor’s degree from CAFNR in 2002 in agricultural…