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Taking the Midwest West

Ben Burditt, co-founder of furniture company, tells his own tale

MU Alumnus Ben Burditt, B.S. AgEcon ’00, has taken his passion for preserving history and working with his hands to the west coast.

Ag Unlimited 2013

Annual CAFNR event supports scholarships

Not only does Ag Unlimited bring everyone together, it also brings everyone together for a common purpose.

Five CAFNR Alum Receive Mizzou Alumni Association Awards

CAFNR Alumni Don Johnson, B.S. ’57, Brock Hessing B.S. ‘60, Ritchie Davis, B.S. ’78, David Pearce, B.S.’84, and Bill Newham, B.S. ’71, M.Ed. ’78, were honored for their ongoing leadership and service to the University of Missouri with some of the Mizzou Alumni Association’s highest honors. Both Johnson and Hessing received the Alumni Legacy award. Davis and Newman received the…

Animal Sciences Sweep

Campbell and Prather earn alumni association's highest awards

The Mizzou Alumni Association honored 13 outstanding faculty and alumni at its 45th annual Faculty-Alumni Awards Ceremony. Both of the association’s highest awards went to people with a connection to the Animal Sciences Division of the College of Agriculture Food and Natural Resources. Graduate John Campell was presented the Distinguished Service Award. The Distinguished Faculty Award was given to Randall Prather, Curator’s Professor in Animal Sciences.

2012 CAFNR Tiger Ag Classic

An "ace" in the hole

The Mizzou Ag Alumni Association hosted the CAFNR Tiger Ag Classic at the L.A. Nickel golf course on Sept. 14 in Columbia. Golfers enjoyed a fun and friendly atmosphere provided by MU’s Ag Alumni Association.

Growing Columbia

Adam Saunders impacts the community through urban agriculture initiatives

When it comes to community development, Adam Saunders, B.S. Forestry and B.S. Statistics ’08, MA Forestry ‘10, is a man of many hats. He was a founding member of the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture and serves on the state’s joint committee for Urban Agriculture. He’s also involved in several other community organizations, volunteers as a co-leader for PedNet’s Unite4Healthy…

Alum Named Marshall Citizen of the Year

William (Bill) Riggins, B.S. Ag Mechanization ’73, was named Citizen of the Year by the Marshall, Mo., Chamber of Commerce. The award was announced at the chamber’s annual banquet June 19. Troy Nash, a Zimmer Real Estate Group representative who has worked with Riggins to develop an economic plan for Saline County, presented the award and described Riggins as someone…

A Change in Weather

Class of '93 graduate earns new job at forecasting service

Laura (Eikermann) Furgione, who earned her Bachelor’s degree in atmospheric sciences from Mizzou in 1993, was named the Acting Assistant Administrator for the National Weather Service (NWS) in May.

A Tasty Homecoming

CAFNR and Top Chef Alum Brings Her "Farm-to-Table" Cooking Style to Gala

On her fourth birthday, Heather Terhune told her parents she wanted to be a chef. And, judging by the dinner she requested that night, before even starting kindergarten – artichokes and spareribs – they couldn’t have been too surprised that she never wavered from that dream. “I never changed my mind,” she said. Although she always knew she’d attend culinary…