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A New Partnership

DeLine Holdings, CAFNR partner to unveil community research site

DeLine Holdings and the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) celebrated the grand opening of the DeLine Community Research Site Thursday, Sept. 16, at the site northwest of Columbia. The site is a new collaboration developing outdoor research and educational opportunities to facilitate a better understanding of natural systems and processes. The 94-acre site, which includes…

Making a Difference

Shawn Poore joins CAFNR as Executive Director of Advancement

Shawn Poore wants to make a difference in the lives of others. And in his new role as the Executive Director of Advancement at the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at Mizzou, he says he is getting that chance to affect the lives of both alumni and students. Shawn joins CAFNR Sept. 1. “I like to work where…

CAFNR Communications Wins Mizzou Brand Wagon Award

The CAFNR Marketing and Communications team (L-R) Genevieve Howard, Reagan Brown, Ashley Craft, Kate Preston, Michelle Enger and (not pictured) Logan Jackson were recognized Aug. 16 as winners of the Mizzou Brand Wagon Award. Vice Chancellor and Dean Christopher Daubert also joined the surprise presentation. This award recognizes teams across campus who use Mizzou brand elements on their marketing and…

Agricultural Leadership, Communication and Education faculty receive Outstanding Research Presentation award

Agricultural Leadership, Communication and Education faculty, Adam Cletzer, Rebecca Mott, John Tummons, Jon Simonsen, Jaelyn Peckman and Kate Preston won Outstanding Research Presentation award at the national American Association for Agricultural Education (AAAE) Research Conference in May. The paper was titled Agricultural Leadership: A National Portrait of Undergraduate Courses.” The paper evaluated undergraduate agricultural leadership courses taught at different universities…

IDE: A Year in Review

CAFNR reflects on IDE action items implemented over the past year

A year ago, each division and office in our college committed to taking on two action items to promote compassion, inclusivity, diversity and equity within their units. After a review and suggestions by the CAFNR IDEC Committee, directors pursued the initiatives – often more than two – and shared updates with Vice Chancellor and Dean Daubert each month, which were…

Q&A with Michelle Enger

Enger is the director of CAFNR Marketing & Communications

What are your job duties/job responsibilities in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources? I am so proud to work with an awesome team to share stories of student success; research innovations; Extension initiatives; faculty, staff and student honors; diversity and inclusion initiatives; and international outreach with our students, faculty, staff, alumni, colleagues and stakeholders via newsletters, the web,…

CAFNR Leads Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City’s Annual Mizzou Showcase

The College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) was able to highlight its programs and initiatives during the virtual Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City’s annual Mizzou Showcase in April. The event is the Council’s opportunity to highlight the University of Missouri and CAFNR. Brett Begemann, member of the Executive Leadership Team and Chief Operating Officer for the Crop…

Sharing Insights and Opportunities

Inaugural CAFNR Research Day will provide research-related information in a virtual format

The inaugural University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) Research Day will not only showcase the variety of research conducted within the College, the event will share insights about grants and programs for faculty, staff and students. CAFNR Research Day will be held Friday, May 7, and will be completely virtual. Registration is required for the…

New Faculty Positions to Require Diversity Statement

This new requirement helps to fulfill CAFNR's strategic plan - Drive to Distinction

Cultivating a Diverse and Inclusive Community is one of our strategic priorities in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. Samniqueka Halsey, CAFNR’s Faculty Fellow for Inclusivity, Diversity and Equity and assistant professor in the School of Natural Resources, shares that all professional track faculty positions in CAFNR will now require a diversity statement – this new requirement is…

CAFNR Announces Dissertation Research Improvement Grantees

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) Office of Research recently announced its inaugural award winners of the CAFNR Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (C-DRIG). Each grant is worth up to $2,000 to support or partially support dissertation research projects proposed by doctoral students in the College. Proposals were evaluated by the CAFNR Research Council, an…