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Addressing Big Problems

Hallie Thompson uses the rainout shelters at Bradford to simulate drought

A hard-working attitude was instilled in Hallie Thompson at an early age. Growing up on her family’s beef farm in High Point, Mo., an unincorporated community of around 50 people, Thompson spent much of her early life with her grandfather, learning what it took to operate a farm. That hard-working spirit has served her well at the University of Missouri,…

Four Years in the Making

Three CAFNR seniors named to Mizzou '39

Each year, the Mizzou Alumni Association Student Board recognizes 39 outstanding seniors to honor the school’s founding in 1839. The students represent an array of majors, activities and organizations across campus and are selected based on their academic achievement, leadership and commitment to Mizzou and the community. Three CAFNR students were recently named to the 2018 Mizzou ’39: Michael Chadwick,…

Student Leader

CAFNR student selected for Agriculture Future of America Student Advisory Board

Allison Stiens, agribusiness management senior, is one of only 10 students nationwide to be selected to serve as a member of the Student Advisory Team for Agriculture Future of America. AFA is a non-profit organization that prepares collegiate students to become professionals in agriculture and related industries through various opportunities, including the annual Leader’s Conference. Stiens was informed in March…

Top Honors

Mizzou Soil Judging Team finishes first at NACTA Contest

The Mizzou Soil Judging Team took top honors at the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Contest held in Nebraska this April. The team competed against 10 other teams; a total of 75 students participated. Mizzou’s students all had strong finishes, said coach Rachel Owen, Ph.D. student in the School of Natural Resources, part of the College of…

Believing in the Future of Agricultural Education

CAFNR student attends National Young Farmer Educational Association Agriculture's Promise Program

Animal sciences junior Emily Smith isn’t the typical major one would expect to attend the National Young Farmer Educational Association Agriculture’s Promise Program in Washington, D.C. The program, which was held March 4-6, is centered on connecting collegiate students, members of NYFEA and government officials to hold conversations about the importance of agricultural education and the need to support it…

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…

A Humbling Recognition

Jon Cody wins J. Perry Gustafson Award for Outstanding Graduate Research

Teaching and research have been at the forefront of J. Perry Gustafson’s distinguished 40-plus-year career. It makes perfect sense, then, that the J. Perry Gustafson Award for Outstanding Graduate Research in the Life Sciences would be awarded to a stellar Ph.D. student whose quality research deserves wide recognition. Jon Cody, a graduate student in the Division of Biological Sciences, earned…

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…

Noteworthy Recognition

Four CAFNR graduate students receive new award

This year, 18 graduate students were honored as part of the inaugural class of the Mizzou 18 award. The select group was chosen based on a variety of accomplishments achieved during their time in school, including the research they’ve conducted, the leadership they’ve demonstrated, and the service to Mizzou they’ve provided. The students were selected across a wide range of…