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Presidential Achievement

CAFNR Student Wins Jim Evans Presidential Scholarship

University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources student Alexa Nordwald, a senior in science and agricultural journalism, accepted the American Agricultural Editors’ Association (AAEA) Jim Evans Presidential Scholarship at this summer’s Agricultural Media Summit. The $3,000 scholarship is the top scholarship provided by AAEA and recognizes academic and leadership excellence and commitment to the agricultural communications field.…

Supporting Each Udder

Dairy Club Supports Breast Cancer Awareness

There’s rarely a dull day for students walking through the University of Missouri’s campus. Oftentimes there’s free food, the opportunity to pet a dog, and some days, even a baby calf. Twice a year, MU’s Dairy Club brings a little bit of the farm to the university with their Calves on Campus event. The event is about more than just showcasing the calves, however. Dairy Club uses the…

Four Years in the Making

Three CAFNR seniors named to Mizzou '39

Each year, the Mizzou Alumni Association Student Board recognizes 39 outstanding seniors to honor the school’s founding in 1839. The students represent an array of majors, activities and organizations across campus and are selected based on their academic achievement, leadership and commitment to Mizzou and the community. Three CAFNR students were recently named to the 2018 Mizzou ’39: Michael Chadwick,…

Student Leader

CAFNR student selected for Agriculture Future of America Student Advisory Board

Allison Stiens, agribusiness management senior, is one of only 10 students nationwide to be selected to serve as a member of the Student Advisory Team for Agriculture Future of America. AFA is a non-profit organization that prepares collegiate students to become professionals in agriculture and related industries through various opportunities, including the annual Leader’s Conference. Stiens was informed in March…

Top Honors

Mizzou Soil Judging Team finishes first at NACTA Contest

The Mizzou Soil Judging Team took top honors at the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Contest held in Nebraska this April. The team competed against 10 other teams; a total of 75 students participated. Mizzou’s students all had strong finishes, said coach Rachel Owen, Ph.D. student in the School of Natural Resources, part of the College of…

Believing in the Future of Agricultural Education

CAFNR student attends National Young Farmer Educational Association Agriculture's Promise Program

Animal sciences junior Emily Smith isn’t the typical major one would expect to attend the National Young Farmer Educational Association Agriculture’s Promise Program in Washington, D.C. The program, which was held March 4-6, is centered on connecting collegiate students, members of NYFEA and government officials to hold conversations about the importance of agricultural education and the need to support it…

Global Outlook

CAFNR student attends USDA Student Diversity Program

Enticed by the challenges the agriculture industry faces, agricultural economics senior Jaime Luke attended the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Student Diversity Program in Washington, D.C. this semester. The USDA Student Diversity Program brings together 20 undergraduate and 10 graduate students from across the nation to spend a week at USDA to engage in various learning opportunities. Students learn about the…

Evaluating Honors

Dairy Products Evaluation Team takes top spot in milk, 2nd in ice cream

The 2018 Mizzou Dairy Products Evaluation Team competed in the Regional Dairy Products Evaluation contest Saturday, April 7, in Grand Rapids Michigan, hosted by Consolidated Dairy Products and Fairlife. The team placed first in Milk and second in Ice Cream. Individual students also placed, including: Emily Kirisits, first in Milk; Isabel McNeill, third in Milk and Ice Cream; Taylor Harper, first…

A Meaty Honor

Mizzou Meats Judging Team takes top spot in national contest

The Mizzou Meats Judging Team team won the 2018 Southeastern Intercollegiate Meats Judging Contest held jointly at The Ohio State University and the University of Kentucky April 6-7. The team placed first overall out of eight schools, and also finished first in Beef Judging and Pork Judging, second in Specifications and Reasons and third in Beef Grading. Team members include Ryan…

Preparing Future Agricultural Leaders

CAFNR and FFA are preparing students to address challenging problems

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources and the Missouri FFA are both focused on preparing students to address the most challenging problems in the world today. Each year, the Missouri FFA elects a state officer from each of its 16 Areas. A good portion of those officers end up at MU to further their education.…