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Preparing for the Future

CAFNR offers course to prepare science majors for the work force

The College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources will begin a project this fall to prepare talented graduate students in the sciences with essential communication skills, business experience, and leadership and teamwork expertise. CAFNR’s Preparing Tomorrow’s Leaders for Science (PTLS) is designed to produce future leaders who can contribute more than research discoveries – fostering collaboration, developing effective budgets and bridging the communication gap between the hard sciences and the lay public.

Hunt of a Lifetime

CAFNR student wins a trip most only dream of

Kalwei was surfing Facebook in October 2013, and stumbled upon a link to enter to win the Winchester Blind Side Dream Hunt. She thought “why not,” and filled out a page with her name and email address. She was beyond shocked when the Winchester Repeating Arms company called her at home in Greenwood, Mo., during Thanksgiving break and informed she was the winner.

Summer Exploration

High school students have chance to gain college experience through CAFNR

The College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources is hosting six summer academies for high school students to explore major and career opportunities July 13-16, 2014. The six academies include Culinary Science, Stats & Sports, Forestry, The Weather, Sciences of Life and Stem by Stem. These specific areas were chosen to help students discover all the options CAFNR has to offer when it comes to majors and careers.

Hospitality Connections

CAFNR holds Hospitality Management Career Fair and Industry Panels

The College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources held its Hospitality Management Career Fair March 5. The fair hosted 31 companies in the Culinary Café in Eckles Hall. All MU students were invited to attend, although the career fair targets students majoring in hospitality management and emphasizing in conference and events management, food and beverage management, lodging management, and/or sport venue management.

Speaking Achievement

CAFNR student places in final four at national competition

College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources student Clarissa Brown placed in the final four at the national American Farm Bureau Federation Collegiate Discussion Meet Feb. 7-8. Brown, a junior in agricultural education, represented the MU Collegiate Farm Bureau chapter at the event. This contest included participants from all over the United States.

CAFNR’s Superb Seniors

Six CAFNR students receive Mizzou '39 Award

Six of this year’s Mizzou ‘39 award recipients are students of the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. The Mizzou Alumni Association Student Board presents the Mizzou ’39 Award to 39 outstanding seniors each year. Chosen for their academic achievement, leadership and service to Mizzou and the community, the honorees represent a variety of majors, activities and organizations from across campus. Each winner also chooses a faculty or staff member to recognize as their adviser throughout their college career.

Teaching Leadership

Agricultural Education graduate students show undergraduate leaders the ropes -- with the help of the Ag Alumni Association

The Agricultural Education Graduate Student Association hosted the second Student Organization Leadership Academy Feb. 22 at the University of Missouri. The Academy was open to all students in CAFNR, whether they belong to an organization or not. The Mizzou Ag Alumni Association provides funding for the event.

Mizzou Dynasty

19th Ag Unlimited Banquet and Fundraising Auction

The College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources and the MU Ag Alumni Association Board held the 19th Ag Unlimited Banquet and Fundraising Auction Feb. 15 at the Holiday Inn Select Expo Center in Columbia, Mo. The night included a social hour, silent and live auctions, dinner and an after-party. Approximately 800 guests attended. The theme for this year’s event was “Mizzou Dynasty.”

Seeing Red

Cardinal nation spreads to CAFNR

If you happen to be in the Agriculture Building, and you were to wander into the office of Debbie Lingle, grants and contracts specialist, Division of Plant Sciences, you would be greeted by a sea of Cardinal red. As spring training draws near, what better way to get excited than to surround yourself with an impressive collection of St. Louis Cardinals memorabilia?

Growing Leaders

Second Annual Student Organization Leadership Academy to be held Feb. 22

The Agricultural Education Graduate Student Association will host the second Student Organization Leadership Academy Feb. 22. The Academy is open to all students in CAFNR, whether they belong to an organization or not. The Ag Alumni Association is providing funding for the event.