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Senior Spotlight: Madysen Kinsler

Kinsler will graduate with a degree in nutrition and exercise physiology

Growing up in a town of less than 2,500 people, Madysen Kinsler briefly considered continuing her education at the University of Missouri. However, with an undergraduate student enrollment of nearly 10 times her hometown, Kinsler didn’t want to feel overwhelmed as a student. Kinsler, who grew up in Elsberry, Mo., settled on Culver-Stockton College, in Canton, Mo., instead. Kinsler wasn’t…

Senior Spotlight: Maya Puller

Puller will graduate with a degree in plant sciences

As a track and field athlete at the University of Missouri, time management was key for Maya Puller as she navigated being a college athlete and earning a degree in plant sciences. Some of Puller’s days began as early as 5 or 6 a.m. with practice and weightlifting, followed by her various classes and assignments. Puller, who will graduate from…

Sparking an Interest in Research

FRIPS Program allows first-year students an opportunity to get a first-hand look at plant research at MU

One of the University of Missouri’s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) Programs of Distinction, the Interdisciplinary Plant Group (IPG) is a community of MU faculty postdoctoral fellows and professionals who are pursuing novel, creative and transformative ideas in the field of plant biology. Students across the Mizzou campus, including those in CAFNR, play an important role in…

Ready for the Ring

Little American Royal event allows students to train and care for a variety of livestock animals

Each fall, Kansas City is home to a premier event that has been around for more than a century – the American Royal. The various competitions held throughout the event include world-class livestock and horse shows. For several years, the Block and Bridle Club at the University of Missouri has held their own version of the American Royal – the…

Q&A With Emma Critchfield

Critchfield is a junior in plant sciences

Why did you decide to come to the University of Missouri and major in plant sciences? What do you enjoy about the program itself? The field of study? I have always wanted to study entomology! I love bugs and insects so much, especially spiders, millipedes and isopods (pill-bugs). I’ve been interested in invertebrates since I was in middle school —…

Plant Sciences Degree Helps CAFNR Alum Connect with Producers

Charlie Ebbesmeyer puts his plant sciences degree to use each day through his job with MFA Incorporated

Working on his neighbor’s row crop farm as a high school student, Charlie Ebbesmeyer developed an interest in plant sciences. Coming to the University of Missouri and majoring in plant sciences turned that interest into a passion. Ebbesmeyer earned his plant sciences degree, with an emphasis in crop management, from the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR)…

Celebrating the First-Generation College Student Experience

CAFNR faculty and staff share their experiences as first-generation college students

First-generation students have unique experiences and challenges that shape how they navigate college. The University of Missouri is celebrating the journeys of students, faculty and staff, and encouraging the next generation of students who are the first in their family to complete a bachelor’s degree throughout the National First-Generation College Celebration Week. Mizzou defines a first-generation college student as one…

Building Staying Power

Mobile meat processing training centers will address labor shortages within meat processing industry

With its land-grant mission, the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) is focused on research, teaching and Extension in an effort to improve the lives of Missourians. The Division of Animal Sciences will soon take that philosophy on the road with help from the Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA). Next year, CAFNR will send two…

Supporting Student Activities

MU Equine Program to host horse sale preview and silent auction on Nov. 6

Each November, the University of Missouri Equine Teaching Facility, part of the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) Division of Animal Sciences, offers a select group of horses for sale. All of the proceeds from the sale benefit the MU Equine Program, as well as support student activities at the facility. In preparation for the sale, the program…

Succeeding in a Team Setting

Team and Organizational Leadership course offers service learning opportunities

As part of the CAFNR Experience, undergraduate students in the College have the opportunity to gain real-world skills through hands-on learning. Those experiences are especially true in the Team and Organizational Leadership course (AG_ED_LD 2260) within the agricultural education degree program. Along with team-building exercises, students enrolled in the course participate in an important service learning component. Service learning is…