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National Success

CAFNR student recieves Forrest Bassford Student Award

Kari Weis, a senior science and agricultural journalism and plant science major, was awarded the 2013 Forrest Bassford Student Award. The award was announced at the Agricultural Media Summit in Buffalo, N.Y., in August.

Above and Beyond

CAFNR students share their summer intern tales

Students at the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources did big things this summer. From conducting research in Germany, to traveling for Monsanto, from working on a sea turtle reservation in Costa Rica, to interning in the community relations department for the St. Louis Cardinals, our interns were all over the map.

Outstanding ACTion

ACT club receives $1,500 from national competition

The MU chapter of Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow (ACT) was awarded second place in the Yamaha-ACT Scholarship contest for their development of a public service campaign about ATV safety. The chapter received an award of $1,500.

Leading Success

Agricultural Education Graduate Student Association holds first Student Organization Leadership Academy

The Agricultural Education Graduate Student Association held the first Student Organization Leadership Academy (SOLA) April 6.

College Farmer Columnist

CAFNR student to pen monthly column

Courtney Leeper, Trenton, Mo., has been selected as the Missouri Ruralist College Farmer columnist. Leeper is a junior studying science and agricultural journalism at MU.

RSS Win

Students and Faculty Earn Rural Sociology Society Recognition

Students and faculty members of the Rural Sociology Department in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources presented and were honored at the Rural Sociology Society (RSS) 2012 annual meetings in Chicago.

ACTing Vice President

Brammer Elected National First VP of ACT

Breanne Brammer, a sophomore majoring in science and agricultural journalism, was elected National First Vice President for the Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow. Brammer, a native of Gallatin, Mo., was elected during the 14th annual Agricultural Media Summit in Albuquerque, N.M. “When I entered the MU science and agricultural journalism program as a freshman, my advisor, Professor Sharon Wood-Turley, encouraged me…

A Sprouting Success

Weed Science Team wins first at NCWSS

The University of Missouri graduate student Weed Science team won first place at the annual North Central Weed Science Society (NCWSS) Contest. The team was comprised of graduate plant science students Tye Shauck, Kristin Rosenbaum, Eric Riley and Doug Spaunhorst. Shauck won several individual awards including: overall 1st place graduate individual, 1st place graduate individual in the Herbicide Injury Identification…

TripAdvisor Honor

CAFNR's Bed and Breakfast awarded the Certificate of Excellence

TripAdvisor has awarded The Gathering Place Bed and Breakfast with the Certificate of Excellence: A Testimonial to Your High Standards. The online service offers travel and hotel reviews based on traveler feedback. The Gathering Place received 48 visitor reviews – 47 rated the B and B excellent and one rated it as very good. The latest review gave the B…

Student and Faculty Members Honored at Chancellor’s Award for Excellence

CAFNR was well represented at the 2012 Chancellor’s Excellence Awards ceremony. Jillian Yoder and Scott Brown were honored with the Chancellor’s Award. William Folk and Sheila Grant were both presented the Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor Award at the Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forum. The annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forum showcases student research and scholarly and creative achievements…