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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…

Preparing Future Agricultural Leaders

CAFNR and FFA are preparing students to address challenging problems

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources and the Missouri FFA are both focused on preparing students to address the most challenging problems in the world today. Each year, the Missouri FFA elects a state officer from each of its 16 Areas. A good portion of those officers end up at MU to further their education.…

Outstanding Graduate Student

Animal sciences Ph.D. student honored by National Swine Improvement Federation

Karl Kerns, Ph.D. student in the Division of Animal Sciences, recently received the Lauren Christian Outstanding Graduate Student Award from the National Swine Improvement Federation. Kerns was recognized at the 2017 North American Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome and National Swine Improvement Federation Joint Meeting on Friday, Dec. 1, at the InterContinental Magnificent Mile in Chicago. Maynard Hogberg, professor emeritus…

Second Place at Smith Travel Research Competition

Hospitality management graduate students place second at national competition

Four graduate students in the Department of Hospitality Management won second place at the Smith Travel Research Student Market Analysis Competition. Yi-Sung Cheng, Ph.D. candidate, Angie Im, Ph.D. student, Tiantian Li, master’s student and BeomJoo Kim, master’s student, represented the college. The group, along with Seonghee Cho, associate professor of hospitality management, traveled to the Jacob Javits Center in New…

Student Food Marketing Challenge Champions

CAFNR students win Food Distribution Research Society competition

Four students in the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources competed in and won the FDRS Student Food Marketing Challenge at the 2017 Food Distribution Research Society Conference. This marks the first time that a group from MU has won. Previous winners include Texas A&M University, California State University, University of Kentucky, Utah State University, California…

CAFNR’s Finest

Two CAFNR students are among the first class of MU Stamps Scholars

Olutoyin Jackson and Caitlin Kelleher of the University of Missouri’s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources were selected as part of the first class of Stamps Scholars on the MU campus. The University of Missouri is one of 42 schools that partner with the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation for the program. Each year, four admitted Honors College students are…