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Get to Know Reagan Brown

Brown is the CAFNR Marketing Communications Coordinator

What are your job duties/job responsibilities in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources? As the marketing communications coordinator, my job is to design creative and engaging content at the college level, including our student recruitment materials, social media graphics and outdoor signage – just to name a few examples! I also build and disseminate all of our internal…

How To: Request CAFNR IT Service

Resources from IT are centralized on a ticket system

Since centralizing information technology across campus, the Division of IT is using the Cherwell ticketing system to manage support requests. When a support request is received, ALL members of the CAFNR IT staff are notified of the request. It is likely your local IT person will assist with the ticket, but if someone is busy or out of the office,…

Marc Linit Named Honorary Member of the CAFNR Alumni Association

Marc Linit, professor emeritus of plant sciences in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR), has been named an Honorary Member of the CAFNR Alumni Association. Linit joined Mizzou in 1980 as an assistant professor of entomology and is a decorated researcher and teacher. At the time of his retirement in 2018, he was the senior associate dean…

CAFNR Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (C-DRIG) Winners Announced

The CAFNR Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (C-DRIG) are offered through the CAFNR Office of Research. The C-DRIG grant supports up to $2,000 or partially support dissertation research projects proposed by doctoral students in the College. Eligible students will have completed their coursework and have advanced to candidacy or will advance to candidacy within six months of the C-DRIG awards. The…

Alexis Jones Awarded the USDA-NIFA-AFRI Merit Award

Alexis Jones, graduate student in the Division of Animal Sciences, was named the USDA-NIFA-AFRI (National Institute of Food and Agriculture-Agriculture and Food Research Initiative) Merit Award for her abstract submitted for the 2022 Society for The Study of Reproduction Meeting. Jones’ abstract was titled “Identification of Novel Mitophagy Determinants in The Mammalian Cell Free System for the Study of Mitochondrial…

Get to Know Margaret Straw

Straw is the CAFNR Extension Communications Strategist

What are your job duties/job responsibilities in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources? As the CAFNR Extension Communications Strategist, I work to tell the story of the huge impact our Extension specialists have across the state. Some of my job responsibilities include news releases, internal newsletters and social media for the Agriculture and Environment Extension program. How long…

Jordan Thomas Receives Creative Extension Programming by New Faculty Award

Jordan Thomas, assistant Extension professor in the Division of Animal Sciences, has received the Provost’s Award for Creative Extension Programming by New Faculty. This award recognizes a faculty member with a current Extension assignment who has made exceptional accomplishments in their first four years of service at MU in the field of Extension or continuing…

Teng Lim Receives Fancher Outstanding Achievement in Extended & Continuing Education 2022

Teng Lim, Extension professor in the Division of Plant Science and Technology, has received the 2022 Donald W. Fancher Provost Award for Outstanding Achievement in in Extension and Continuing Education. The award provides special recognition to faculty members who have made outstanding contributions to the Extension and continuing education efforts of the…

Helping to Develop Future Leaders

Ernie Verslues recently shared his experiences as a leader through CAFNR’s Executive-in-Residence program

When Ernie Verslues joined MFA Incorporated in 1987, he never envisioned one day serving as president and CEO of the cooperative. He said multiple opportunities within the company, as well as supervisors who put their trust in him, made his current role a reality. Verslues has served as president and CEO of MFA Incorporated since 2015. “It’s been humbling for…