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Get to Know Margaret Straw

Straw is the CAFNR Extension Communications Strategist

What are your job duties/job responsibilities in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources? As the CAFNR Extension Communications Strategist, I work to tell the story of the huge impact our Extension specialists have across the state. Some of my job responsibilities include news releases, internal newsletters and social media for the Agriculture and Environment Extension program. How long…

Get to Know Jaelyn Peckman

Peckman is an Agricultural Science Communications instructor

What are your job duties/job responsibilities in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources? I teach undergraduate agricultural communications courses in CAFNR, and love every one of them! Specifically, I teach AgSc_Com 1160 Foundations of Agricultural Communications, AgSc_Com 2210 Communicating Science to the Public, AgSc_Com 2220 Verbal Communications in AFNR, and AgSc_Com 3240 Communicating on the Web. I also…

Get to Know Mackenzie Ewing

Ewing is the senior academic advisor in Plant Science & Technology

What are your job duties/job responsibilities in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources? I am the Senior Academic Advisor for the Division of Plant Sciences & Technology. I advise, assist with recruitment, and teach career development for Plant Sciences & Agricultural Systems Technology students. How long have you worked in CAFNR? I have been in CAFNR since August…

CAFNR Welcomes New Faculty

Our college introduces four new faculty members for Spring 2022

As we begin the spring semester, we are excited to welcome the new faculty members in our college who have joined us. The College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at the University of Missouri is proud to introduce four new faculty members this spring who are ready to advance our core missions of research, teaching and Extension. They each…

Get to Know Craig Schenck

Schenck is an assistant professor in Biochemistry

What are your job duties/job responsibilities in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources? I am an assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry. As an assistant professor, my roles are varied, most of my time is dedicated to teaching and research. Our lab works on understanding how and why plants produce so many chemical compounds. One of the…

Q&A with Nathan Hansen

Hansen is the senior director for CAFNR Advancement

What are your job duties/job responsibilities in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources? I am thrilled to serve as the senior director of advancement for CAFNR, working under the executive director, Shawn Poore. In my role, I visit with CAFNR alumni, friends and corporate sponsors to build relationships and raise funds for things like scholarships, special initiatives and…

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,…