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Outstanding Graduate Student

Animal sciences Ph.D. student honored by National Swine Improvement Federation

Karl Kerns, Ph.D. student in the Division of Animal Sciences, recently received the Lauren Christian Outstanding Graduate Student Award from the National Swine Improvement Federation. Kerns was recognized at the 2017 North American Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome and National Swine Improvement Federation Joint Meeting on Friday, Dec. 1, at the InterContinental Magnificent Mile in Chicago. Maynard Hogberg, professor emeritus…

Back to Class

Two hospitality grads return to MU as adjunct instructors

Richard Walls’ (’87) and Mike Ebert’s (’87) paths have crossed for the second time inside the walls of Eckles Hall. Both hospitality management graduates and industry professionals, the two have returned to the university for the semester to serve as adjunct instructors. Richard Walls graduated from MU in the spring of 1987 with a degree in marketing from the College…

An Opportunity for Learning and Growth

Hospitality Management students reap benefits of CAFNR Career Fair

On Wednesday, Sept. 27, from noon to 4 p.m., the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources hosted their annual career fair at the MizzouRec Complex in the Historic Brewer Fieldhouse. The event was put together by Matt Arri, coordinator of career services in the Office of Academic Programs. Companies and organizations from around the country gathered…

December 2017 Graduation

CAFNR and SNR celebrate winter 2017 commencement ceremonies Dec. 15-16

The College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources and the School of Natural Resources will award approximately 280 students their diplomas as part of the December commencements. This is the final year that SNR will host an independent ceremony prior to merging with CAFNR’s. The SNR graduation ceremony will take place on Friday, Dec. 15, at 6:30 p.m. in Jesse…

‘Some of the Best’

SNR hosts inaugural appreciation and awards dinner

On November 7, the School of Natural Resources celebrated the inaugural SNR Appreciation and Awards Dinner in Stotler Lounge in Memorial Union. Over 100 guests were in attendance, including faculty, staff, students and alumni. The evening began with dinner and introductions followed by Shibu Jose, director of the School of Natural Resources, discussing the current state of the school. Those…

Faris Wins Presidents Scholarship

Science and agricultural journalism student wins award from RTDNA

Nora Faris, of Concordia, Missouri, has been selected as a 2017 Presidents Scholar. According to the Radio Television Digital News Association website, two $1,000 awards are given each year in honor of former presidents; Theodore Koop, Bruce Dennis, James McCullan, John Salisbury, Bruce Palmer, Dick Cheverton, Jim Byron, Ben Chatfield and John Hogan. In addition to the scholarship, winners are…

Second Place at Smith Travel Research Competition

Hospitality management graduate students place second at national competition

Four graduate students in the Department of Hospitality Management won second place at the Smith Travel Research Student Market Analysis Competition. Yi-Sung Cheng, Ph.D. candidate, Angie Im, Ph.D. student, Tiantian Li, master’s student and BeomJoo Kim, master’s student, represented the college. The group, along with Seonghee Cho, associate professor of hospitality management, traveled to the Jacob Javits Center in New…

Education Vacation

CAFNR hosted five summer academies for high school students

This summer, the University of Missouri’s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources welcomed high school students from across the state for the college’s five summer academy programs. Each program offered a specialized interest of study and allowed students to discover the major and career options CAFNR offers. Additionally, CAFNR is able to recruit the students who attend. Programs ranged…

Return to the Farm

CAFNR grads again host Luke Bryan Farm Tour concert in Centralia 

Two graduates of the University of Missouri’s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources hosted a Luke Bryan Farm Tour concert this fall for the second year. The annual two-week series takes place every fall on farms across the country. This year, the tour stopped in Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Indiana, and Illinois, with the final stop at the Stowers Farm…

Student Food Marketing Challenge Champions

CAFNR students win Food Distribution Research Society competition

Four students in the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources competed in and won the FDRS Student Food Marketing Challenge at the 2017 Food Distribution Research Society Conference. This marks the first time that a group from MU has won. Previous winners include Texas A&M University, California State University, University of Kentucky, Utah State University, California…