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Designing a Great Partnership

Mary Decker joins CAFNR to aid with instructional design

Mary Decker is excited for her new role in CAFNR – what she explains as getting to create “cool partnerships” with professors. Mary is CAFNR’s new instructional designer, which means she helps professors make their courses as high quality as possible both for physical and online classrooms, pairing their subject knowledge and her pedagogical knowledge. This is Mary’s first position…

Manufacturing Collaboration

Grant to study creating more opportunities for food, beverage and forest product manufacturing in Missouri

The Missouri Agricultural Foundation, in collaboration with the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) at the University of Missouri, has received funding from the Missouri Value-Added Grant Program to study the status of food, beverage and forest product manufacturing in the state. The project, called the Show-Me-State Food, Beverage and Forest Product Manufacturing Initiative, has been championed by…

Saying ‘Thank You’

Recent CAFNR alumnus shares why he has chosen to give back to his alma mater

When something matters to you, you figure out how to support it, says Brandon Thiel. Brandon is a 2012 graduate of the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources with a degree in plant sciences – crop management. He started giving back to the college soon after graduation. “It’s small gifts,” he says. “But they all add up. “Hopefully, as…

Jerry Taylor Demonstrates Research on Genetic Improvements of Feed Efficiency in Beef Cattle at Capitol Hill Exhibition

National Exhibition demonstrates importance of USDA-funded research in nutrition, obesity, sustainability, energy, healthy forests and more

As Congress considers the Farm Bill and agricultural appropriations, agricultural researchers from a variety of disciplines updated Congressional members and staff on research covering current challenges and emerging threats in agriculture, food, and natural resources. Jerry Taylor, Curators Professor of Genetics and Animal Sciences and Wurdack Chair of Animal Genomics in the College of Agriculture, Food Science and Natural Resources…

CAFNR Proud

Faculty members in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources have received many MU and UM System honors this spring

The University of Missouri and the University of Missouri System give out many awards each spring for teaching, advising, research, engagement, entrepreneurship, service and more. We are proud to have so many faculty members from the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources as recipients of these prestigious honors this year. CAFNR honorees include: Eric Aldrich, instructor of atmospheric science,…

Global Outlook

CAFNR student attends USDA Student Diversity Program

Enticed by the challenges the agriculture industry faces, agricultural economics senior Jaime Luke attended the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Student Diversity Program in Washington, D.C. this semester. The USDA Student Diversity Program brings together 20 undergraduate and 10 graduate students from across the nation to spend a week at USDA to engage in various learning opportunities. Students learn about the…

Evaluating Honors

Dairy Products Evaluation Team takes top spot in milk, 2nd in ice cream

The 2018 Mizzou Dairy Products Evaluation Team competed in the Regional Dairy Products Evaluation contest Saturday, April 7, in Grand Rapids Michigan, hosted by Consolidated Dairy Products and Fairlife. The team placed first in Milk and second in Ice Cream. Individual students also placed, including: Emily Kirisits, first in Milk; Isabel McNeill, third in Milk and Ice Cream; Taylor Harper, first…

A Meaty Honor

Mizzou Meats Judging Team takes top spot in national contest

The Mizzou Meats Judging Team team won the 2018 Southeastern Intercollegiate Meats Judging Contest held jointly at The Ohio State University and the University of Kentucky April 6-7. The team placed first overall out of eight schools, and also finished first in Beef Judging and Pork Judging, second in Specifications and Reasons and third in Beef Grading. Team members include Ryan…

Regional Honors

Prather, Stacey recognized by prestigious St. Louis science academy

Two of the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ distinguished professors added a new accolade to their careers last week. Randy Prather, Curators and Distinguished Professor of Reproductive Biotechnology in the Division of Animal Sciences, and Gary Stacey, Curators Distinguished Professor of Plant Sciences and Joint Curators Professor of Biochemistry, were both honored by the Academy of Science of…

An Evening of Excellence

CAFNR honors faculty, staff, alumni, students and friends at annual awards ceremony

The College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources honored outstanding faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of CAFNR at its annual Celebration of Excellence awards ceremony Thursday, April 5. Awards were given for teaching, research, advising, extension and volunteering and to outstanding staff, students, student organizations and alumni. The evening culminated with the presentation of the Frederick B. Mumford Awards –…