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Q&A With Zac Erwin

Zac is a field specialist in livestock.

What do you do in your current role with the University of Missouri?  Field Specialist in Livestock; which includes several different roles. Show-Me-Select coordinator and Vice-chairman of the Missouri Livestock Symposium would be a couple official titles. I’ve been doing a lot of work recently with NRCS+MU Grasslands project working with NRCS and SWCD districts to design farm grazing plans…

A Distinguished Honor

Westhoff named Curators’ Distinguished Professor for dedication to University’s missions

Pat Westhoff, director of the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI), was recently named a Curators’ Distinguished Professor for dedication to the university’s missions of education, research, service and economic development. This is the highest and most prestigious academic rank awarded by the University of Missouri System Board of Curators. Westhoff, who is also a professor of agricultural and…

Recognizing Pride Month and Juneteenth

CAFNR shares ways you can show support for Pride and Juneteenth this month

June is Pride Month nationally (although it’s celebrated at Mizzou in April so students are able to take part in festivities!) To recognize Pride Month, we share a few campus and local resources, training opportunities and events for those who identify as part of this community and/or for becoming an LGBTQ+ ally: Learn More Request a Safe Space Training for…

CAFNR Advisor Spotlight: Mary Ann Gowdy

Gowdy serves as an academic advisor for the plant sciences degree program

How rewarding is it to work with students in the plant science degrees program? Advising and mentoring is immensely rewarding because students begin their college experience as timid students unsure of themselves and graduate as confident energetic young professionals. How do you assist those students throughout their academic journey? I encourage them to take calculated risks and to accept unsuccessful…