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CAFNR’s Edwin S. Turner honored for distinguished service by MU Alumni Association

CAFNR alum Edwin S. Turner, B.S. Ag ’62, Chief Executive Officer of EST Enterprises, is the 2011 recipient of the 56th Annual Distinguished Service Award from the Mizzou Alumni Association. The association aims to recognize the outstanding achievements of faculty and alumni with their awards. Some of the awards are given to assistant, associate and full professors based on their…

Award Winning Forecast

SNR graduate recognized for warning Joplin before tornado

Eric Wise, SNR Class of 2002 and weather forecaster for the National Weather Service in Springfield, Mo., was awarded the Operational Achievement Individual Award by the National Weather Association for his expert analysis that provided more than 20 minutes of warning time for the city devastated by an EF-5 rated tornado on May 22, 2011.

John Grace Recipent of 2011 Missouri Tiger Pride Award

John Grace of St. Joseph, Mo., BS AGR ’58, MS’63, was the recipient of the 2011 Missouri Tiger Pride Award. The award is presented by the Mizzou Alumni Association and recognizes sustained, outstanding volunteer efforts, ongoing leadership and service to the University through the Alumni Association. John has been proudly representing Mizzou and CAFNR with integrity for many years. After…

Susan Combs 2011 Regional Mizzou G.O.L.D. Award Recipient

Susan Combs, BS Hospitality Management ’01, was honored with the 2011 Regional Mizzou G.O.L.D. award.The award, given by the Mizzou Alumni Association, honors graduates of the last 10 years who have donated laudable time and talents on behalf of Mizzou. Combs currently resides in New York City where she owns her own insurance company. She contributes much of her success…

Pedaling to New Heights

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Mizzou Alum Prepares to “Cycle for the Summit”

CAFNR Alum Brent McCauley is about to embark on an expedition most would call crazy. McCauley and his friend Michael Hunter are about to climb the highest point in every state while cycling across the country. They’re using only their physical power to travel the 25,000-plus miles and climb each peak.

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…