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Engaging Internationally

CAFNR International Programs team recently developed an International Engagement Program for graduate students

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) International Programs (CIP) team provides technical assistance to international partners and facilitates global engagement for faculty and students across the College. Recently, CIP developed an International Engagement Program, with a focus on connecting international graduate students with their peers. “Everybody in the CAFNR International Programs office understands what…

Increasing fruit and vegetable production

Study sheds light on how produce growers can help double the value of Missouri agriculture

With lower initial investments and higher returns, fruit and vegetable production could play a big role in doubling the state’s agricultural economy by 2030, according to a study by University of Missouri researchers. “Compared to row crops, you don’t have to have as many acres of fruit and vegetables to generate a significant return,” said John Kruse, associate research professor in…

Reflections: David Patterson

Patterson recounts his journey of beef and genetic research and serving producers through Extension

Bill Lamberson asked me to think back over my years at Mizzou as I transition from “active faculty” to “retiree” status, and share thoughts as to what motivated my efforts during my years in academia. My interest in animal agriculture began with experiences I had growing up on a diversified farming and ranching operation in south central Montana and through…

An Entrepreneurial Passion

Elaine Martin uses her background in agriculture to operate her own business, Blue Cedar Beef

A background in agriculture, a degree in animal sciences from the University of Missouri and an entrepreneurial passion helped Elaine Martin launch Blue Cedar Beef in 2019. Martin and her husband, Brendan, saw a problem in their local community – and came up with a solution. “We had been selling halves and whole beeves to family, neighbors and friends for…

Q&A With Katie Crider

Crider is a junior in hospitality management

Why did you decide to come to the University of Missouri and major in food science and nutrition? What do you enjoy about the program itself? The field of study? My decision to come to the University of Missouri was a fairly easy one after I visited campus and met with the CAFNR staff. Everyone I met was very friendly…

COMPASS Helps Underrepresented Minority Students Build a Network

Students involved in COMPASS learn more about academics, social life and off-campus resources

As part of the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) strategic plan, the College launched COMPASS (CAFNR’s Opportunity for Minorities: Promoting and Achieving Student Success), a peer-mentoring group to promote academic success, persistence and successful graduation of participating students, during the Fall 2020 semester. The program runs for eight weeks during the beginning of each…

Keeping Missourians Up to Speed

CAFNR and MU Extension encourage a passion for lifelong learning

Lifelong learning. It’s an essential part of Agriculture and Environment Extension’s goal of doubling the value of Missouri agriculture by 2030 while sustaining the state’s natural resources. It’s a bold goal where lifelong learning meets real people. When Ron Brown was approached to check out the Missouri Master Gardener Extension Program, he thought the opportunity to expand his already extensive…

A Spirit of Service

CAFNR students honored as Mizzou 18 and '39 recipients

Each year, the Mizzou Alumni Association Student Board selects 39 outstanding seniors and 18 outstanding graduate students for its annual Mizzou ‘39 and Mizzou 18 Awards. Mizzou ‘39 recipients are chosen for their academic achievement, leadership and service to Mizzou and the community. Mizzou 18 recipients are chosen for their world-class research, collaboration with faculty and staff, and their demonstrated…

Q&A With Cindy Greenwood

Greenwood is the executive assistant in the School of Natural Resources

What are your job duties/job responsibilities in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources? I am the Executive Assistant in the School of Natural Resources. I provide support to our Director, Dr. Patrick Market. I handle his calendar, work with faculty on promotion and tenure, annual reviews, faculty hiring/interviews, event planning, and I am the Building Coordinator for ABNR.…