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Flower Power

Mizzou floral team competes in the Windy City

The Mizzou Student American Institute of Floral Designers (SAIFD) sent a team this summer to Chicago to compete and network with more than 800 fellow floral design artists at the annual national symposium. The team competed against 12 other colleges and universities in the Annual Student Design Competition to create inspiring floral arrangements for a variety of occasions. Mizzou team…

Mid-Century in Mid-Missouri

State Climatologist and University of Missouri Extension Professor Pat Guinan fills his free time (and home!) with a unique hobby.

Stepping in the front door of Pat Guinan’s home is like stepping out of a time machine. Pat and his partner Steve are antiquers, often traveling far and wide across the Midwest to add to their collection. Each room is furnished in Mid-Century Modern pieces, contributing to the feeling of a set on an early James Bond movie.

Torq’N Tigers Take’N Awards

MU's quarter scale tractor attracts second place prize in international competition

The rev of a Briggs and Stratton, the sweet smell of diesel, and the sparkle of freshly engineered farming equipment—with one club at Mizzou, they can have it all. And a second place title from this year’s international competition. The Torq’N Tigers, University of Missouri’s quarter scale tractor engineering team, travelled to Peoria, Ill., during the last weekend in May…

International Fellowship

Borlaug Fellows brings scientists to Mizzou from around the world

Since 2007, thMU has participated in a national program emphasizing cultural exchange and international collaboration in a research context.

‘Teachable Tidbits’ for Better Biology

CAFNR faculty Trista Strauch and Tasia Taxis awarded Education Fellows in the Life Sciences by the National Academy of Science

Captive Wild Animal Management instructor Trista Strauch, along with Tasia Taxis, animal science Ph.D. graduate research assistant, have been named Education Fellows in the Life Sciences by the National Academy of Sciences. This honor comes from having been selected for and participating in the 2013 National Academies Summer Institute on undergraduate STEM education. The fellows attended the summer institute from…

From Fahrmeier to Table to TV

CAFNR alumnus Lorin Fahrmeier does it all -- family, farm and a Food Network show

Whether it’s on a Food Network competition or at home for her son and husband, Lorin Fahrmeier always brings her A-game to the kitchen table. The self-described “farmwife” from Lexington, has quite a full plate, managing a farm with her husband, raising her 2-year-old son Murphy, running a new You-Pick business, coordinating an MU Extension farm-to-institution project, teaching culinary classes,…

14th Annual Monticello Society Brunch

Good company and good conversation make for a great gathering for CAFNR's Monticello Society

On the morning of April 26, members of the Monticello Society gathered for the 14th annual brunch at the Reichmann Pavilion in Stephens Lake Park, Columbia. The Monticello Society recognizes donors to the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. Sonja Wilhelm Stanis, assistant professor of parks, recreation and tourism in the School of Natural Resources, was the featured speaker…

From Cover Crop Conference Comes Congratulations

CAFNR adjunct professor Rob Myers will receive the President's Leadership Award from the Soil and Water Conservation Society this July

This summer, Rob Myers, an adjunct associate professor in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, will receive the President’s Leadership Award from the Soil and Water Conservation Society. The SWCS is a nonprofit scientific and educational organization that “serves as an advocate for conservation professionals and for science-based conservation practice, programs, and policy.” The society boasts more than 4,000…

Joining the Force

MU to be involved with an EPA collaboration to alleviate hypoxic conditions of the Mississippi River watershed

MU researchers will be working side by side with other universities to generate data on issues of chemical transport in water bodies, soil conservation practices and water quality.

Caps, Gowns and YOLO

CAFNR celebrates the graduation of the class of 2014

The College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources and the School of Natural Resources celebrated the close of their students’ education at the University of Missouri