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Christine Cochran to top position at Commodity Markets Council

Christine Cochran, who graduated magna cum laude from the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources with a bachelor’s of science degree in agricultural economics, has been named president of the Commodity Markets Council in Washington, D.C.

Executive in Residence: Christine Cochran

The intricate commodity market became a little less confusing to students when Christine Cochran, president of Commodity Markets Council, came to CAFNR as the 38th Reich Executive-in-Residence April 12-13.

Executive-in-Residence: David White

An Ag- Conservation Partnership

MU alumni returns as CAFNR Executive-in-Residence to talk about progress David White, chief of the Natural Resources Conservation Service, has seen positive changes in conservation since his graduation from the University of Missouri in 1980. Most important, he said, is the realization that agriculture and conservation can work in partnership for the benefit of both. White spoke to MU conservation,…

Executive in Residence: Bill Buckner

Mizzou makes it worth coming home. Bill Buckner, BS, Ag Econ ’79, came home to Missouri November 12-15 as the 36th Reich Family Executive-in-Residence. Buckner is the CEO and president of Bayer CropScience, LP, and grew up on a farm in Mexico, Mo. Since he graduated from CAFNR, he has moved across the country and around the world to places…

Remembering a Native Son

Gift to CAFNR honors Jerry Litton, class of '61

Jerry Litton, who tragically died in an aircraft accident in 1976 after winning a Democratic primary bid for United States Senator, will be honored by the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, University of Missouri, his alma mater.

CAFNR Honors Legacy of a Champion for Student Financial Aid

Allan Purdy, who dedicated his life to removing financial barriers to higher education, died Oct. 14, 2010 after suffering a stroke. He was 96. “With the passing of Allan Purdy, the financial aid community and students lose an irreplaceable advocate for college access and success,” said National Association of Student Financial Aid Administration President Justin Draeger. “Purdy was a pioneer…

A Passion for the Creative

A CAFNR alum's love of filmmaking brings him to the 2010 Cannes Film Festival

The first time Drew Stewart saw his comedy sketch show on television, he couldn’t help but feel a rush. From the first word he wrote to the last frame he edited, Stewart was thrilled to have created something the public would see. What started as a hobby while at theCollege of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources soon became a passion that…

Allisun Mutz Unites Two Passions into one Internship

For Allisun Mutz, graduation from the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources was both an end and a beginning. Her degree in hand, she now starts her journey toward her dream of entering veterinary medical school. Little did she know during her undergraduate education that learning a new language would open up the door to an…

More than a century of tradition and graduates

MU's College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources launches new alumni into the world

Following a tradition started in 1874 with the first graduating class of the University of Missouri College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts, the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources celebrated its 135th graduation ceremony this May.