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CAFNR Advisor Spotlight: Laura Hertel

Hertel serves as an academic advisor for the environmental sciences degree program

How rewarding is it to work with students in the environmental sciences degree program? It is the most rewarding job I have ever had. I meet them as unsure teenagers who mature as people and as professionals over the years as they pursue their degrees. I can see the transition when I catch up with some of our graduates at…

CAFNR Advisor Spotlight: Katie Ogan (Barthel) and Laura Friedrich

Ogan and Friedrich serves as academic advisors for the agriculture degree program

Katie Ogan (Barthel) How rewarding is it to work with students in the agriculture degree program? It is very rewarding! I enjoy meeting with students with a variety of interests throughout CAFNR. We build out their concentration areas based on their interests so they can tailor the degree to their goals. I work with students interested in farm management, agritourism,…

Special Occasion Floral Design

The Special Occasion Floral Design (PLNT_SCI 3220) course is an advanced floral design class with an emphasis on sympathy design, planning and executing events, and understanding and creating working business documents.

Biology of Animal Production I (with Laboratory)

The overall intent of the Biology of Animal Production I with Laboratory (AN_SCI 1165) course, taught by Hannah Twenter, an instructor of animal sciences, is to provide an introduction to modern livestock production systems with emphasis on fundamental biological principles and their application in management of production animals. 

Precision Agriculture Using Genome Editing for Improving Agricultural Traits

Bhanu Telugu seeks solution for milk allergies through investment from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Associate Professor of Animal Sciences Bhanu Telugu hopes his work will ultimately help improve milk yield in livestock, and feed babies with milk allergies and set global precedents for the regulation of genetically engineering animal products for consumption by humans. Telugu recently received a $2.34 million investment from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support his research. “We hope…

Biochemistry Laboratory

The Biochemistry Laboratory course (BIOCHM 4974), taught by Ritcha Mehra-Chaudhary, an assistant teaching professor of biochemistry, is a techniques class involving analytical experiments with carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids; use of instrumentation in biochemistry; and purification and kinetics of enzymes. 

Making CAFNR More Accessible

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

In recognition of October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month, we would like to share some information and resources with our CAFNR community. Helping create a diverse and inclusive community in CAFNR is one of our Strategic Priorities, and inclusion of and accessibility for those with disabilities is something we can all help with! Mizzou has a number of resources…