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Realizing His Dream

Nasruddeen (Nas) Al-Awwal named George Washington Carver Graduate Fellow

While Nasruddeen (Nas) Al-Awwal was less than a year old when his family moved from Missouri back to their home in Nigeria, he always had a desire to come back to the Show-Me State. Al-Awwal was born at University Hospital in Columbia, Mo., and just a few months later his father finished his degree at Lincoln University (Jefferson City, Mo.)…

Keeping Consumers Safe

MU Extension and partners offer online training for Midwest produce growers

Produce contamination accounts for an estimated 46% of foodborne illnesses across the United States each year — a serious issue affecting health, the economy and society as a whole. Even in the midst of the current pandemic, safety training for produce farmers is not only vital, but required for many, said MU Extension horticulture field specialist Patrick Byers. To combat contamination issues, the federal…

A Lifelong Learner

Darcy Wells retires as CAFNR senior executive director for advancement after 30-plus-year career in higher education

As Darcy Wells looks back on her 30-plus-year career in higher education, the majority of which took place at the University of Missouri, there’s one experience she does her best to overlook – a year at the University of Kansas. “It’s a little bit of an unmentionable experience that I definitely get a lot of grief for,” Wells joked. “Honestly,…

Q&A With Teresa Davis

Davis is the senior executive assistant in the CAFNR Office of Vice Chancellor and Dean

What are your job duties/job responsibilities in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources? My role is to support Christopher Daubert, CAFNR’s Vice Chancellor and Dean, and work collaboratively in a professional and friendly way with internal and external constituents to assist the dean and our college in furthering the mission and vision of CAFNR’s strategic plan “Drive to…

A Unique Opportunity

Seven Agricultural Research Centers planted a total of seven acres of hemp throughout the state in 2019

Last year, Missouri lawmakers passed a law that allowed producers to grow a crop that hasn’t been legal in the state in decades – hemp. The new law required that growers be licensed with the Missouri Department of Agriculture, and it also allowed universities to plant hemp right away to collect data for future plantings. Seven University of Missouri College…

Vice Chancellor and Dean Daubert Named to CAST Board of Trustees

Vice Chancellor and Dean Christopher Daubert was named to the board of trustees for the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST). His term will run through 2021. CAST was established in 1972 as a result of a 1970 meeting sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council, and provides balanced, credible, science-based information about food and agriculture…

Vice Chancellor and Dean Daubert elected to IFT Board of Directors

On March 2, Vice Chancellor and Dean Christopher Daubert was elected to the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Board of Directors. The chosen candidates were elected by the organization’s general membership and will officially take office Sept. 1, 2020. Since 1939, the IFT has been a forum for passionate science of food professionals and technologists to collaborate, learn, and contribute…

An Outstanding Recognition

CAFNR students earn Mizzou '39, Mizzou 18 Awards

Each year, the Mizzou Alumni Association Student Board selects 39 outstanding seniors and 18 outstanding graduate students for its annual Mizzou ‘39 and Mizzou 18 Awards. Mizzou ‘39 recipients are chosen for their academic achievement, leadership and service to Mizzou and the community. Mizzou 18 recipients are chosen for their world-class research, collaboration with faculty and staff, and their demonstrated leadership with…

Strengthening CAFNR Communication

Office of Marketing and Communications adds to team

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) Office of Marketing and Communications recently added two individuals to its team – Reagan Brown and Ashley Craft. Brown has been named the CAFNR marketing communications coordinator. Craft’s new role is as the Extension communications strategist. “We are so excited to add Reagan and Ashley to our team,”…

A Humble Giver

Doug Allen's gifts have opened the door for unique collaborations

Sarah Lovell officially joined the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) in August 2019, as the H.E. Garrett Endowed Chair Professor and director of the Center for Agroforestry. Two months later, Lovell, who became just the second individual to hold the endowed chair position after Shibu Jose served eight years in the role, welcomed guests…