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Excellence in Academics

Sage Eichenburch wins Hesburgh Scholarship

Sage Eichenburch grew up in downtown Prairie Home, Missouri, a small town where he could see a cornfield from the backdoor of his home. While he didn’t grow up on a farm, Sage gained his agricultural background by being involved in the agricultural community and by being a fourth generation 4-H member. Sage, a sophomore studying agriculture with an emphasis…

Recipe for Networking

CAFNR students apply what they’ve learned in the classroom 

Keric Crow and Andrew Scheiderer both grew up loving to cook. Scheiderer started cooking at a young age with his grandma and eventually began cooking on his own. Crow’s interest in the culinary arts started in high school when he enrolled in ProStart, a two-year program that teaches culinary techniques and management practices to high school students. The two seniors,…

From Farm Kid to Executive

Crop Science division COO of Bayer returns to campus 

It was 1979 when Missouri farm kid Brett Begemann anxiously started his freshman year at Mizzou. Growing up on his family’s farm near Mayview, Missouri, Begemann came to MU with the intention of returning to the farm. He described himself as “just a farm kid back then” and remembers thinking how big the city of Columbia was, which led him…

Continuing to Learn

President of Missouri Farm Bureau and CAFNR alumnus returns as Executive-in-Residence

Spread throughout Blake Hurst’s home near Tarkio, Missouri, are newspapers, magazines and books. To read, and read, and then read some more was part of the advice Hurst gave students while on campus from April 3-4 as CAFNR’s Robert O. Reich Executive-in-Residence. The program brings industry leaders to the college to share knowledge and experience with students, faculty and staff.…

Testing Their Knowledge

MU students compete at regional Animal Science Academic Quadrathlon

Four University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources students tested their animal sciences knowledge this spring by representing MU at the regional Animal Science Academic Quadrathlon.    Anne Dolan, Sara Gholson, Jessica Klasing and Christina Scherer captured third place in the regional competition, which was held March 10-11. Part of the competition was held on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s campus…

Achieving Excellence

CAFNR students selected for Mizzou '39 and Mizzou 18 awards 

Every year, Mizzou recognizes 39 seniors and 18 graduate students to honor the school’s founding in 1839. The students represent various majors, activities and organization across campus and are selected based on their academic achievement, leadership and commitment to MU and the community. CAFNR senior Brooke Novinger was chosen for the Mizzou ’39 award. Two CAFNR graduate students were chosen…

Coming Home

CAFNR alum and CropLife America Chief of Staff returns as Executive-In-Residence 

Four values – respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence – can often be read hanging from banners attached to the iconic Mizzou columns. For Mizzou students, alumni, faculty and staff, the four words can evoke a certain pride. For College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources alumnus Kellie Bray, the values remind her of her time on MU’s campus. Bray served as…

From Missouri to Japan

CAFNR student selected for science communication fellowship

For most MU students, the semester is already well underway; however, science and agricultural journalism junior Erica Overfelt’s semester is just beginning — and thousands of miles away from MU’s campus, too. From February 2019 to July 2019, Erica will serve as a science communication fellow for the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) in Okinawa, Japan. OIST is…

Mapping Mizzou

CAFNR student creates live sustainability map of Mizzou 

Tucked away in various spots on Mizzou’s campus are 21 sustainability initiatives. Environmental sciences senior Erin Votaw is no stranger to these initiatives and their locations on campus. Votaw created an interactive map that allows users to tour Mizzou’s campus and learn about the environmental facilities and services MU offers. Her map is now featured prominently on the University of…

Promoting Missouri

CAFNR student works on the "Buy Missouri" Initiative 

Little did Mitchell Moon know that a conversation at the Missouri Cattlemen’s Convention with then-Lt. Gov. Mike Parson would land him a position working for Parson two days later. Moon, a parks, recreation and tourism junior, was attending the conference as the Missouri 4-H State President when he told Parson, now Missouri Governor, about his love for Missouri and his…