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Building Missouri’s Economic Impact

Thompson's feedlot allows specialists the opportunity to feed and keep cattle in the state

Beef cattle research was introduced at the Thompson Research Center, located in Spickard, Mo., in 1963, and since that time the site has served as an important research location that emphasizes premium cattle genetics. Thompson, part of the University of Missouri (MU) College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) Agricultural Experiment Station, is continuing to build on that prestigious…

An Important Learning Tool

While following health and safety protocols, CAFNR hosts in-person CDEs for Missouri high school students

Each year, high school students from across the state travel to the University of Missouri to take part in the State FFA Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Career Development Events (CDEs). The MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) offers its expertise for these events, as faculty, staff and students lend a hand in setting up and running…

A Humbling Opportunity

Bryon Wiegand named director of the Division of Animal Sciences

As an alum of the University of Missouri, Bryon Wiegand has worked at his alma mater since 2007, in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) Division of Animal Sciences. Wiegand first joined Mizzou as an associate professor and has served as a professor in the division since 2015, with assignments in teaching, research and Extension. He was…

Taking a Leap of Faith

Claire Shipp was one of just 62 college students named a 2021 Truman Scholar

During her three years as a student in the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR), Claire Shipp has appreciated the opportunity to explore her passions. Those interests include agriculture, the environment and serving others. Last semester, Shipp found a course where all of those passions crossed paths. The Environmental Law, Policy, and Justice course, taught…

Senior Spotlight: Tanner and Sean Allen

Tanner and Sean Allen will graduate with degrees in agricultural systems technology and agribusiness management

As legacy students growing up in Columbia, Mo., the University of Missouri held a special place for twin brothers Sean and Tanner Allen. After four years at Mizzou, the brothers will walk away with degrees in agricultural systems technology (AST) and agribusiness management, as well as multiple memories from their time as Tigers. “We grew up in Columbia, so Mizzou…

Senior Spotlight: Angela and Maggie McNay

Angela and Maggie McNay will graduate with degrees in parks, recreation and sport

Sports played a massive role in the lives of twin sisters Angela and Maggie McNay growing up. The twin sisters loved to compete, and they were both big fans of University of Missouri athletics. Having Norm Stewart and Mike Anderson as family friends didn’t hurt, either. Already enamored with sports, friendships with Stewart and Anderson ignited that passion further. “We…

Senior Spotlight: Dallas and Donell Kleiboeker

Dallas and Donell Kleiboeker will graduate with degrees in agribusiness management

Growing up on a beef farm in southwest Missouri, twin brothers Dallas and Donell Kleiboeker shared many of the same hobbies, friend groups and life experiences. Those shared interests, especially in agriculture, led them to the University of Missouri. While the two didn’t have any plans on both majoring in agribusiness management, that’s the degree program each brother chose. “We…

Senior Spotlight: Abby Schmidt

Schmidt will graduate with a degrees in plant sciences and agribusiness management

The Missouri 4-H organization instilled a strong passion for agriculture in Abby Schmidt. She took that passion to the University of Missouri, where she has double majored in plant sciences and agribusiness management. In all, Schmidt said she will graduate in May with nearly 160 credit hours. “It took a lot of organization to make it work, but because I…

Senior Spotlight: Kris Glover

Glover will graduate with a degree in parks, recreation and sport

A tuition increase at his previous university led Kris Glover to consider other educational opportunities. His twin sister help bring Glover to the University of Missouri. “When I decided to transfer, I really wanted to find a place where I would be the most successful,” Glover said. “My sister shared all of the great things that she had been able…

Senior Spotlight: Michelle Maile

Maile will graduate with a degree in natural resource science and management

When Michelle Maile transferred to the University of Missouri, her love for the outdoors led her to select biological sciences for her area of study. Once she got to Mizzou, though, she realized that there were multiple degree programs that hit on her true interests, which are related to natural resources and plant sciences. “At the community college I was…