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The Gratitude of Latitude

CAFNR alum establishes legacy of fiscal flexibility as reciprocity for his time at MU

A thousand-step staircase. That’s one way Al McQuinn tries to explain his ascent into the annals of American agriculture as an entrepreneurial and visionary businessman who originated more than 80 patents relating to machines that mix and blend fertilizer formulas for variable soil conditions across fields. “Each step up is based on something that happened to me, something that I…

Entrepreneur in Residence

CAFNR alum and successful start-up founder returns to campus to share experiences with students

When Jeff Wasson was a student at the University of Missouri in the early 1990s, there weren’t a lot of courses that focused on his field of interest – entrepreneurship. He said he was honored to come back recently and share some of his experiences in this line of work with current students in the College of Agriculture, Food and…

Tiger in the Wild

CAFNR alum takes top job at New York zoo

In Norah Fletchall’s opinion, Truman the Tiger is the “greatest mascot in the world.“ And that’s not just because she’s a proud alumnae of the University of Missouri – it’s also because she has worked in large cat conservation for many years, as part of her career as, first, a zookeeper at the St. Louis Zoo, and now as President…

Return to the Farm

CAFNR grads again host Luke Bryan Farm Tour concert in Centralia 

Two graduates of the University of Missouri’s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources hosted a Luke Bryan Farm Tour concert this fall for the second year. The annual two-week series takes place every fall on farms across the country. This year, the tour stopped in Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Indiana, and Illinois, with the final stop at the Stowers Farm…

CAFNR’s True Tigers

Group promotes student/alumni connections

We always hear that the Ag Alumni Association is the “gold standard” for alumni engagement at the University of Missouri. The Board of Directors of the association have taken that a step further and engaged CAFNR students in a new organization for future alumni. “True Tigers” are student members of the MU Alumni Association. CAFNR is the only college with…

Celebrating a Milestone

Food science program recognizes 50th anniversary

The food science program at the University of Missouri celebrates its 50th anniversary this fall. Activities are planned for the weekend of Sept. 1-2, 2017, to bring alumni and friends back to campus to celebrate this milestone. Festivities kick off with an open house in Eckles Hall and the W.C. Stringer Wing on the MU campus from noon to 5…

Blindness Doesn’t Stop Sixth Generation Farmer

District supervisor for Rehabilitation Services for the Blind serves on MU Extension's AgrAbility team

Jim Brinkmann’s blindness does not keep him from helping others with vision problems reach their potential. Brinkmann helps people with visual impairments succeed in agriculture, says Karen Funkenbusch, Missouri AgrAbility Project state director and University of Missouri Extension specialist. Brinkmann serves with Funkenbusch on the AgrAbility team. He is mid-Missouri district supervisor for Rehabilitation Services for the Blind (RSB), one…

One In A Million

SNR graduate honored by National Wildlife Federation

For David Calandro (B.S. ’16), it was not a complicated process to be named the National Conservation Youth Leader of the Year. “Well I got a phone call and was told, ‘Hey you got nominated for an award,’ and then I was called a couple months later and was told, ‘Hey you won the award,’” the Joplin native said, then…