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Taking Risk

Abed Rabbani is an assistant professor in personal financial planning (PFP)

Measuring financial risk tolerance is not always simple as many over or underestimate their true risk tolerance. What does this mean for investors and financial planners? That’s where the research of University of Missouri professor is coming in. Abed Rabbani, assistant professor in personal financial planning (PFP), teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the department, along with performing research in…

Q&A With Emma Critchfield

Critchfield is a junior in plant sciences

Why did you decide to come to the University of Missouri and major in plant sciences? What do you enjoy about the program itself? The field of study? I have always wanted to study entomology! I love bugs and insects so much, especially spiders, millipedes and isopods (pill-bugs). I’ve been interested in invertebrates since I was in middle school —…

Plant Sciences Degree Helps CAFNR Alum Connect with Producers

Charlie Ebbesmeyer puts his plant sciences degree to use each day through his job with MFA Incorporated

Working on his neighbor’s row crop farm as a high school student, Charlie Ebbesmeyer developed an interest in plant sciences. Coming to the University of Missouri and majoring in plant sciences turned that interest into a passion. Ebbesmeyer earned his plant sciences degree, with an emphasis in crop management, from the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR)…

Q&A with Joe Horner

Extension specialist Joe Horner serves state

What do you do in your current role with the University of Missouri? I’m an extension specialist with the University of Missouri’s Division of Applied Social Sciences. I’m working on a couple of grant-funded feasibility studies and a set of MU guides on the economics of including warm-season grasses in pasture systems.  How long have you worked in this position? I started…

A Legacy of Service

CAFNR alumnus Lowell Mohler honored with MAA’s Distinguished Service Award

Lowell Mohler says he’s had a good life focused around three things – family, friends and “a lot of luck!” While you can debate whether the third one is really “luck” or a lot of hard work, there’s no question he’s had a good life – and one that has had a front seat to – and a big hand…

Q&A with Sarah Havens

Havens is a field specialist in natural resources with the Agriculture and Environment Extension Program

What do you do in your current role with the University of Missouri? I am a field specialist in Natural Resources. In my role I offer programs on forest management and wildlife management. These programs include timber sales, forest stand improvement, invasive species, chainsaw operation, food plots for wildlife and agroforestry. I partner with other natural resources agencies for some of this programming.…

Faces of CAFNR: Personal Financial Planning

Introducing the faculty members from PFP

PFP faculty members joined the CAFNR family earlier this year! Learn more about them as we introduce our new colleagues in Personal Financial Planning. Starla Ivey What is your role/title? Instructor and graduate program coordinator What do you enjoy most about working in Mizzou’s PFP program? I love when students hit the “aha” moment when all starts to make sense,…

Faces of CAFNR: Nutrition & Exercise Physiology

Introducing the faculty members from NEP

We asked NEP faculty members to introduce themselves to their CAFNR colleagues! Learn more about our new colleagues in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology. Jennifer Bean What is your role/title? I am an associate teaching professor and the director of the Accelerated Master’s Coordinated Program in Dietetics What courses do you teach and/or what is your research focus? | Within the…

CAFNR Celebrates Native American Heritage Month

Notable Native Americans in Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Mariah Gladstone Chef, Entrepreneur Gladstone (Blackfeet, Cherokee) is a chef and founder of Indigikitchen, an online platform dedicated to indigenizing diets using native foods. Using foods native to their Americas, Indigikitchen gives viewers the important tools they need to find and prepare food in their own communities. Gladstone has been recognized as one of the 25 Under 25 Leaders in…

University of Missouri and University of Georgia Receive NSF-NIFA Award to Help Fight the Soybean Cyst Nematode

MU Lesa Beamer and UGA Melissa Mitchum will co-direct the 4-year award, which totals $1.2 million

The National Science Foundation (NSF) – National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Plant-Biotic Interactions Program has jointly funded an award to researchers at the University of Missouri (MU) and the University of Georgia (UGA) to help combat a devastating soybean pathogen, soybean cyst nematode (SCN). University of Missouri’s (MU) Lesa Beamer, professor in biochemistry, and University of Georgia (UGA),…