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Success in Research

CAFNR Student Wins Outstanding Poster Presentation at National Conference 

Paxton Kostos, a junior majoring in biochemistry in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, has always been curious. It was this curiosity that led her to win Outstanding Poster Presentation in the Cell Biology category at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS). Kostos’ interest in science was sparked in elementary school. “I have always been…

Discovering a New Industry

MU students attend Private Label Manufacturers Association University Outreach Program 

There’s most likely a few store brands tucked away in your pantry or refrigerator. Most people, however, probably don’t think about how store brands, various products that carry a retailer’s name, come to be. College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources agribusiness management seniors Drew Cox and Caitlyn McGuire didn’t give much thought to this until they attended the Private Label…

Learning and Growing

CAFNR student received scholarship to attend Women in Agribusiness Summit

You wouldn’t expect a grade school student to build a family farm, but Kim Stichnote says that’s what her daughter Alex Stichnote did. Not coming from a production agriculture family, Alex became hooked on agriculture after attending the Ashland FFA’s Kids Barnyard as a child. Alex’s mom then enrolled her in the local 4-H club. Little did her mom know,…

Combining Science and Policy

CAFNR Ph.D. candidate addresses scientists at post-election briefing

Rachel Owen didn’t have an interest in policy until her research brought her to Capitol Hill for a Congressional visit in 2016. Now, her newfound awareness led her to speak at Research!America’s Post-Election Briefing on Nov. 8 in Washington, D.C. Owen, who is a Ph.D. candidate in natural resources in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at the…

Becoming a Rodeo Queen

CAFNR student crowned Miss Ozark Rodeo Association

If you had told Haley Linder when she was a freshman at MU that she would one day be crowned a rodeo queen and aspire to work as a dairy cattle nutritionist, she would have been confused on how she ended up there. Growing up 45 minutes northwest of Chicago, Linder didn’t come from an agricultural background. She did, however,…

Honoring Excellence

Blumhorst, Oliver and Rikoon are three of 12 recipients of the Faculty-Alumni Awards

Mizzou alumni and faculty have a lot in common: an interest in education, a passion for Mizzou and a quest for excellence. Since 1968, the Mizzou Alumni Association has been recognizing the excellence of faculty and alumni with the Faculty-Alumni Awards. This year the Association is honoring 12 individuals with the award, including two alumni of the College of Agriculture,…

From Serving to Feeding America

CAFNR student serves in US Army Reserves

Dixie Litchard found Mizzou and CAFNR in a non-traditional way. While on deployment in Iraq as an active member of the military, a friend told her about MU. After comparing the school and costs to her current school, Michigan State University, she decided to transfer to MU to major in plant sciences after deployment. Growing up in Three Rivers, Michigan,…

Forever CAFNR

CAFNR alumni relations interns are vital to alumni events

Like the beloved columns that stand strong on our campus, College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources alumni stand strong in their support of students. Helping alumni make their impact are three CAFNR students. Madison Byrd, Emily Eitel and Katie St. Pierre are the alumni relations interns for the CAFNR Alumni Association. “The alumni interns are vital to the success…

Stopping Invasive Species

Callery pear trees removed from CAFNR Courtyard

On Friday, Sept. 28, Mizzou Botanic Garden signed a pledge to stop the spread of invasive species and ceremoniously cut down the first of eight Callery pear trees in CAFNR’s Courtyard during an invasive plant awareness and educational event. Mizzou Botanic Garden is the first entity in the state to have signed the Missouri Invasive Plant Task Force pledge. “This…

Innovative Thinking

MU students place second at Food Distribution Research Society Student Marketing Case Competition

Four University of Missouri students placed second at the recent Food Distribution Research Society (FDRS) Student Marketing Case Competition. The competition took place in Washington, D.C., during the FDRS annual conference, which was held Sept. 14-18. Students who participate have the opportunity to play the role of consultants for an industry client and apply their knowledge of food distribution, marketing,…