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Giving Back to the Local Community

FSRC donates ground beef to local food pantry

Every so often the Forage Systems Research Center, located near Linneus, Mo., has a beef animal it can’t bring to the sale barn. There are a variety of reasons for this, including a limp leg or unwanted coat defect. While there is nothing actually wrong with the beef animal, its value at the sale barn is dramatically reduced. “With some…

Learning and Pivoting

Craig Bacon shares tips for success with students as part of the Executive-in-Residence program

Keep learning and keep “pivoting” – that was the advice to students from Craig Bacon, senior vice president of technical services for Simmons Prepared Foods. Bacon was on campus Oct. 10-11 as part of the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Robert O. Reich Executive-in-Residence program, which brings industry leaders to the college to share knowledge and experiences with…

After Hours: A True Tiger Tailgate

Garton, Langworthy families celebrate Mizzou football through tailgating

A sea of black and gold highlights the tailgating scene before each University of Missouri football game. From shirts, to tents to plates, the Tigers are front and center throughout the campus. There is a little red that stands out in that sea of black and gold – an Ohio State University flag owned by Bryan Garton. The flag flies…

The Art of the Forecast

Students in Atmospheric Science 4710 are learning how to forecast weather events

Putting together a weather forecast is as much a science as an art form. The process begins with in-depth observations of past weather events, as well as taking a peek at what’s happening currently. Once that information has been collected and diagnosed, it is fed into weather models, which are used to help predict what will happen next. It’s an…

‘Fun’draising for Students

Tiger Classic Golf Tournament brings in $30,000 for scholarship funds and Ag 100 Fund

Mizzou College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources alumni and students and industry professionals gathered for the annual CAFNR Tiger Classic Golf Tournament Friday, Sept. 14, at the Lake of the Woods Golf Course. The event raised $30,000 for the Mizzou CAFNR Alumni Association scholarship fund and the Ag 100 Fund, which is used for teaching enhancement and student opportunities.…

CAFNR Launches Career

CAFNR alum and host of U.S. Farm Report Tyne Morgan returns to campus to share experience with students

As an agriculture journalism student at the University of Missouri in the late 2000s, Tyne Morgan found herself questioning how her agriculture economics classes applied to her. Now, as the first female host of U.S. Farm Report, she talks about prices, supply and demand and other fundamental factors that impact prices on a daily basis. From Sept. 19-20, 2018, Tyne…

Following Her Passion

Animal Sciences student has made a unique path, with help of her advisors 

Ashleigh Redman has found her niche in animal sciences, thanks to the robust network at her fingertips here in the division. Ashleigh is a senior in animal sciences from Dittmer, Missouri, about two hours southeast of Columbia. Her passion for animal husbandry and small ruminants started early on her family’s farm, where they raise both dairy goats and meat sheep.…

Curating a Career Path

Darryl Chatman’s connections in animal sciences have taken him far

Darryl Chatman has had many educational and career experiences since getting his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Animal Sciences at the University of Missouri. But it’s clear – his heart is still in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. And today, as a Curator of the University of Missouri System, he says he talks to his mentors in…

Reflections: George Wm. Jesse

Dr. Jesse, professor emeritus, shares 50 years of selected memories from a student and faculty perspective

In the fall of 1964, as a 20-year-old freshman who never planned to attend college, I promised my grandmother that whether I lasted one semester or completed a 4-year degree, I would be the same grandson when I returned home. I had no idea that because of the people I would meet and the experiences I would have at MU…

Columns of Pride

CAFNR recognizes six alumni with the college’s highest honor

CAFNR recently honored its inaugural class of recipients of the CAFNR Column Award for Distinguished Alumni. This is the only award specifically for alumni presented by the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. The awardees include one graduate from each of CAFNR’s six divisions, reflecting the six historic columns at the University of Missouri. “We are proud to recognize…