Category: Student Success

A Student Achievement

To Rwanda and Back

Jeff Chininis, a bioengineering student in the Division of Food Systems and Bioengineering, says the profession runs in the family. Growing up with two uncles and a grandfather in the field of engineering, he had suspected that he would follow in their footsteps. Upon arriving at the University of Missouri and taking introduction to engineering, Chininis drifted toward bioengineering. “Doing…

Supporting Students

Scholarships play an important role for students in the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. CAFNR awarded a total of $1.3 million in scholarships during the 2016-17 academic year – in the form of academic scholarships, graduate scholarships, research internships and study abroad. More than $1 million of the total was awarded in academic scholarships. “The cost…

‘How to Own the Pond’

Almost everyone probably has heard of this proverb at some point in their lives, but Gabriel Abdulai has made an amendment to the saying: “Teach me how to own the pond, so that I never go around looking for a pond to fish at, because if I own the pond, I know the time to fish and I can determine…

Collaboration Complete

Habibullah, who his friends call Habib, has no trouble recalling the moment he was notified of his selection to the Agricultural Innovation Program for Pakistan. “I was over the moon,” Habibullah said. “This was my dream and I’d been working really hard.” The program that caused so much excitement is a joint effort to catalyze growth in agriculture production and…

Collaboration at its Finest

Collaboration is at the center of the mission of the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. A recent study abroad trip to Argentina showcased that collaboration and its importance. MU Extension specialists Ray Massey and Ryan Milhollin led a group of 10 students who traveled to Argentina to learn more about the agricultural landscape. Representatives from…

An Outstanding Senior

Renee Adler has been named the CAFNR Outstanding Senior for December 2016. Adler received a bachelor of science degree in agricultural systems management, with minors in plant sciences and soil sciences Friday, Dec. 16. Adler studied abroad in Germany in spring 2016, and has worked as a farmhand at Greenley Research Center, performing farm tasks in a research setting, and…

Choosing a Different Path

The following were just some of the comments that Amanda Carr heard when she sat down with a total of 14 women this fall to talk about an experience that is not really discussed that much in public: the journey that is giving birth at home by choice. “Most of the women I’ve spoken to, they don’t really have an…

From the Cornfields to the Capitol

While most kids were flipping through cartoons, one future science and agricultural journalism student was glued to CNN. Nora Faris, a junior, has come a long way since those days, adding quite the list of accolades to her long-standing interest in the news. In addition to watching, Nora can often be found writing the news, most recently for KOMU/NBC, Columbia. It’s…

CAFNR Thanks Scholarship Donors

Every year in October CAFNR brings together scholarship donors with the recipients so they can visit over a relaxed meal. On Oct. 26, nearly 200 gathered in the Reynolds Alumni Center for the Scholarship Donor Recognition Dinner. Carley Esser, Student Development Board member and junior agricultural education and leadership major, served as master of ceremonies. She recognized the donors in the…

A Gift of Opportunity

Internships have become a staple for college students looking to gain an understanding of and more experience with a business or company within their interest area. The University of Missouri Division of Animal Sciences in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources has unveiled a new internship, which began this semester, focused on cattle herd management. The Loewenberg Beef…