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Taking a Chance

Mason Ward's research portfolio has earned him two awards from the Entomological Society of America

As a freshman, Mason Ward took a chance and applied to the Freshman Research in Plants (FRIPS) Program with the thought that he would give research a try. Ward wasn’t sure if research would be a major part of his collegiate career, but figured by pushing himself he would certainly learn something new. Now, three years later, Ward’s extraordinary research…

Caleb Grohmann Selected for the Future Leaders for Food and Agriculture (FFAR) Fellowship

Caleb Grohmann, a PhD student in informatics and data science, was selected as a Future Leaders for Food and Agriculture (FFAR) Fellow

Caleb Grohmann, a PhD student in informatics and data science, was selected as a Future Leaders for Food and Agriculture (FFAR) Fellow. Each year the FFAR Fellowship selects PhD students from universities around the country. Grohmann was selected for the 2021-24 cohort. “The FFAR Fellowship is a great opportunity to network with other PhD students from different universities,” said Grohmann.…

Finding Joy in New Experiences

The Italy study abroad program allowed Lauren Tippen to experience growth in numerous ways

As a hospitality management student, Lauren Tippen was excited to participate in the Italy study abroad program last year through the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR). That program is focused on the hospitality industry in Italy, as well as Italian culture. The pandemic forced the cancellation of the program, though, and Tippen, a senior,…

Pawan Basnet Receives Borlaug Scholarship and Diversity Enhancement Award through NAPB

Pawan Basnet, a PhD candidate in the Division of Plant Science and Technology received a Borlaug Scholarship and the Diversity Enhancement Award from the National Association of Plant Breeders

Pawan Basnet, a Ph.D. candidate in the Division of Plant Science and Technology at the University of Missouri (MU) College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) received a Borlaug Scholarship through the National Association of Plant Breeders (NAPB). Eighteen graduate students from universities throughout the United States were selected for this award. The NAPB outreach group represents plant breeders in federal,…

Two Students Named George Washington Carver Fellows

Brittney Cade and Alexis Jones named George Washington Carver Fellows

The George Washington Carver Fellowship for Graduate Studies helps support under-represented scholars in MS and PhD degree programs in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) at the University of Missouri (MU). The assistantship honors George Washington Carver, a native Missourian, who gained international recognition in the early 20th century for his teaching and research in agriculture. For…

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…

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…