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Sunny Outlook

Quartet of CAFNR students use summer internships to accelerate their careers

CAFNR professors do everything to sharpen the understanding and skills of their students, but a student can only grow so much within the confines of the classroom. Over the summer, several CAFNR students seized the opportunity to branch out into professional organizations while also putting their academic knowledge and skills to the test. Abigail McNeill, Hormel Foods Senior Abigail McNeill…

Taking Root

New grass finding may reduce nitrogen amounts needed for farming

As farmers spend billions of dollars spreading nitrogen on their fields this spring, researchers at the University of Missouri are working toward less reliance on the fertilizer. Less dependence on nitrogen could start with a simple type of grass, Setaria viridis, and its relationship with bacteria. The plant promises to lay groundwork for scientists exploring the relationship between crops and…

Celebration of Excellence

CAFNR honors its outstanding faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends.

The College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources held its annual Celebration of Excellence Award ceremony on Thursday, April 9, to honor outstanding faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of the MU College.

Alumni-Faculty Honors

Taylor and Burger are two of the 12 recipients of the 2014 MU Faculty-Alumni Awards

Jerry Taylor, Curators Professor of Genetics and Animal Sciences, and Wurdack Chair in Animal Genomics, and Morris Burger, CAFNR alumnus, are two of the 12 recipients of the 2014 MU Faculty-Alumni Awards. These awards began in 1968, and they recognize both faculty and alumni achievements. Taylor and several other faculty members were selected based on their work as teachers, researchers…

‘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…

Evelyn Remembers

Memories of almost four decades at CAFNR

After almost 40 years of service to the University of Missouri and 34 years with CAFNR, Evelyn Lindell, administrative manager in CAFNR Business Services, has retired

The Hand-Crafted Touch

CAFNR's Bob Grant creates intricate wood carvings

Bob Grant has worked for the University of Missouri for more than four decades. His career has included several jobs with Campus Facilities and now part time with the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources helping with building renovations and as assistant building coordinator. He wrote construction specifications for Campus Facilities for 20 years, including originating plans for trash…

Russell Receives MU Service Champions Award

Jan Russell was honored with the MU Service Champions Award for May 2012. Jan, an executive staff assistant to Bryan Garton, was surprised with the award by members of MU’s Staff Advisory Council. This award is presented to one individual each month who best epitomizes the four core values of the University: Respect, Responsibility, Discovery, and Excellence. Recipients of the…

CAFNR honored at NAADA Conference

CAFNR won big at the National Agricultural Alumni and Development Association (NAADA) Annual Conference in Lexington, Ken., June 17-20, 2012. Representatives of MU’s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources attended the conference, as they have for many years. NAADA is a national organization that provides education, support and recognition for individuals dedicated to expanding resources for land-grant and other…