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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…

Keeping Missourians Up to Speed

CAFNR and MU Extension encourage a passion for lifelong learning

Lifelong learning. It’s an essential part of Agriculture and Environment Extension’s goal of doubling the value of Missouri agriculture by 2030 while sustaining the state’s natural resources. It’s a bold goal where lifelong learning meets real people. When Ron Brown was approached to check out the Missouri Master Gardener Extension Program, he thought the opportunity to expand his already extensive…

Raising the Research Profile

CAFNR Research Council working to promote researchers and projects

When Shibu Jose was named the interim associate dean for research in the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) in late 2018, one of his first goals was to develop a CAFNR Research Council. The council would be made up of faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars and graduate students, and would help share and spread CAFNR’s…

Diving Deeper Into Regenerative Agriculture

CAFNR, partners forming Center for Regenerative Agriculture

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) is going to dive deeper into regenerative agriculture by forming a new Center for Regenerative Agriculture. While there is no single definition for regenerative agriculture, some key elements of the practice include increasing soil health and biodiversity, integrating a mix of conservation practices, and contributing to overall sustainability and…

CAFNR Office of Research Recognizes Drivers of Distinction

The CAFNR Office of Research recently recognized 10 faculty members as Drivers of Distinction. The honor was given to the faculty members, listed below, who had the highest total shared credit research expenditures over the past 10 years (2011-20). David Diamond – director, Missouri Resource Assessment Partnership (School of Natural Resources) Felix Fritschi – C. Alice Donaldson Professor in Bioenergy…