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Catch Up With CAFNR

A photo gallery of CAFNR happenings

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CAFNR Welcomes New Faculty

Our college introduces 11 faculty members this fall 

Each fall the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at the University of Missouri welcomes new faculty embers to take on vital teaching, research and Extension duties as part of our land-grant mission. Our 11 new faculty members are accomplished in a breadth of fields encompassing all of our six diverse divisions: Animal Sciences, Applied Social Sciences, Biochemistry, Food…

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…

Honoring CAFNR’s Top Alumni

2019 Column Awards given to six of the college's alumni

The College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources has honored its second class of recipients of the CAFNR Column Award for Distinguished Alumni. This is the only award specifically for alumni presented by the college. The awardees include one graduate from each of CAFNR’s six divisions, reflecting the six historic columns at the University of Missouri. “We are proud to…

Reflections: Barry Steevens

Dr. Steevens, professor emeritus, state Extension dairy specialist, (1978-2010) shares memories of animal sciences' Extension work

Extension is the third leg of our University of Missouri land-grant mission. In 1914 the Smith Lever Act formalized Extension, establishing USDA’s partnership with land-grant universities to bring applied research and agriculture education to the people. Then, half of the population lived in rural areas, and 30 percent were engaged in food production. Today, less than 2 percent are involved…

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

  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…

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…