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Directing Strategic Partnerships

Scott Brown tapped to build on and establish affiliations with Missouri agriculture stakeholders

Scott Brown, assistant extension professor of agricultural and applied economics, has been named Director of Strategic Partnerships for the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. His appointment was effective March 1. “This is a new position in our college and Dr. Brown is the ideal person to fill it,” said CAFNR Vice Chancellor and Dean Christopher Daubert. “CAFNR is…

A Dedicated Legacy

Emerita professor commits estate gift of $1.25 million to Biochemistry scholarships

On Wednesday, March 14, Dr. Virginia Peterson, Professor Emerita of Biochemistry, and Dr. Charles Peterson, Associate Professor Emeritus of Physics, were honored for their estate commitment of $1,250,000 to the University of Missouri. The gift will support the already established Virginia E. Peterson Scholarship in Biochemistry and celebrates her career of dedication to students at Mizzou. A Decisive Moment Virginia…

One Day. One Goal. Make Mizzou Stronger.

Help CAFNR lead the pack by making a gift on Mizzou Giving Day, March 14-15

Mizzou Giving Day offers an exciting opportunity to show the power of philanthropy on our campus. Gifts big and small can be leveraged with matches and challenges unlike any other day this year at the University of Missouri. Last March, during the first-ever day of giving at the University of Missouri, our College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources secured…

Granting Assistance

Sheryl Koenig hired to help CAFNR faculty with large grant submissions

University of Missouri Chancellor Alexander Cartwright has set a goal of doubling research expenditures at MU over the next five years. CAFNR already has a head start on meeting that challenge – the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources recently hired Sheryl Koenig, grant writer lead. She joins CAFNR Business Services from the Bond Life Sciences Center, where she…

The Gratitude of Latitude

CAFNR alum establishes legacy of fiscal flexibility as reciprocity for his time at MU

A thousand-step staircase. That’s one way Al McQuinn tries to explain his ascent into the annals of American agriculture as an entrepreneurial and visionary businessman who originated more than 80 patents relating to machines that mix and blend fertilizer formulas for variable soil conditions across fields. “Each step up is based on something that happened to me, something that I…

‘A Life-Long Dedication to CAFNR and Mizzou’

Donor Recognition Dinner has record attendance, announces gift from long-time CAFNR supporters

A record number of nearly 200 donors, students, faculty and staff attended CAFNR’s 2017 Donor Recognition Dinner Sept. 6. This signature event is CAFNR’s opportunity to thank donors for all they do for CAFNR and its students. Their generosity allows CAFNR to award $1.5 million in scholarships each year. CAFNR Vice Chancellor and Dean Christopher Daubert and his wife, Katie,…

A Garden of Knowledge

President Emeritus of Missouri Botanical Garden presents second Litton Lecture

The Litton Scholars Program, endowed by The Jerry L. Litton Family Foundation, is highly sought after by students in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources looking for ways to strengthen their leadership skills. This year, the program also sponsored its second lecture. Dr. Peter H. Raven, President Emeritus of the Missouri Botanical Garden and George Engelmann Professor of…

After Hours: ‘There’s Just Something About Cards’

CAFNR Communications writer keeps busy collecting

Sitting on his desk in the basement of the Agriculture Building is a small sample of Logan Jackson’s collection. Next to his computer, a pile of cards. Lining the ledge, an assortment of St. Louis Cardinals bobble heads from his brother who works in ticket sales. And on the shelf, a Funko Pop! character, also named Logan, from Marvel’s X-Men…

Blindness Doesn’t Stop Sixth Generation Farmer

District supervisor for Rehabilitation Services for the Blind serves on MU Extension's AgrAbility team

Jim Brinkmann’s blindness does not keep him from helping others with vision problems reach their potential. Brinkmann helps people with visual impairments succeed in agriculture, says Karen Funkenbusch, Missouri AgrAbility Project state director and University of Missouri Extension specialist. Brinkmann serves with Funkenbusch on the AgrAbility team. He is mid-Missouri district supervisor for Rehabilitation Services for the Blind (RSB), one…

An Artistic Flair

Hanna Pippin expresses her artistic side in a variety of ways

Growing up, Hanna Pippin would draw elegant dresses and shoes on her sketchpad. She was going to be a fashion designer when she got older. While she never landed a gig as a fashion designer, Pippin has continued to express her artistic side in a variety of ways – from drawing to woodworking to sewing. “I always liked coloring and…