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Q&A with Nathan Hansen

Hansen is the senior director for CAFNR Advancement

What are your job duties/job responsibilities in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources? I am thrilled to serve as the senior director of advancement for CAFNR, working under the executive director, Shawn Poore. In my role, I visit with CAFNR alumni, friends and corporate sponsors to build relationships and raise funds for things like scholarships, special initiatives and…

Q&A with Joe Horner

Extension specialist Joe Horner serves state

What do you do in your current role with the University of Missouri? I’m an extension specialist with the University of Missouri’s Division of Applied Social Sciences. I’m working on a couple of grant-funded feasibility studies and a set of MU guides on the economics of including warm-season grasses in pasture systems.  How long have you worked in this position? I started…

Q&A with Sarah Havens

Havens is a field specialist in natural resources with the Agriculture and Environment Extension Program

What do you do in your current role with the University of Missouri? I am a field specialist in Natural Resources. In my role I offer programs on forest management and wildlife management. These programs include timber sales, forest stand improvement, invasive species, chainsaw operation, food plots for wildlife and agroforestry. I partner with other natural resources agencies for some of this programming.…

Q&A with Joseph Fischer

Fischer is a business support specialist in CAFNR Business Services

What are your job duties/job responsibilities in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources? I work with faculty, students, and staff as they navigate the grant proposal process. I coordinate with the other members of the CAFNR Grants Team to help researchers find funding and craft competitive proposals. We also provide training and guidance to researchers to help make…

CAFNR Honors Exceptional Alumni

Six of the college’s outstanding alumni recognized at the 2021 Column Awards ceremony

The College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources recently honored the six individuals chosen to receive the 2021 CAFNR Column Award for Distinguished Alumni. This is the only award specifically for alumni presented by the college. The awardee class includes one graduate from each of CAFNR’s six divisions, reflecting the six historic columns at the University of Missouri.   Animal…

Q&A with Daniel Mallory

Mallory is a livestock specialist in northeast Missouri with the Agriculture and Environment Extension Program 

What do you do in your current role with the University of Missouri? I am currently a field specialist in Livestock. I assist livestock producers in northeast Missouri by providing unbiased information to help them be more productive and efficient in their operations.  How long have you worked in this position? I have worked for the University of Missouri for almost 12…

Celebrating the First-Generation College Student Experience

CAFNR faculty and staff share their experiences as first-generation college students

First-generation students have unique experiences and challenges that shape how they navigate college. The University of Missouri is celebrating the journeys of students, faculty and staff, and encouraging the next generation of students who are the first in their family to complete a bachelor’s degree throughout the National First-Generation College Celebration Week. Mizzou defines a first-generation college student as one…

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…