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Manufacturing Collaboration

Grant to study creating more opportunities for food, beverage and forest product manufacturing in Missouri

The Missouri Agricultural Foundation, in collaboration with the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) at the University of Missouri, has received funding from the Missouri Value-Added Grant Program to study the status of food, beverage and forest product manufacturing in the state. The project, called the Show-Me-State Food, Beverage and Forest Product Manufacturing Initiative, has been championed by…

Saying ‘Thank You’

Recent CAFNR alumnus shares why he has chosen to give back to his alma mater

When something matters to you, you figure out how to support it, says Brandon Thiel. Brandon is a 2012 graduate of the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources with a degree in plant sciences – crop management. He started giving back to the college soon after graduation. “It’s small gifts,” he says. “But they all add up. “Hopefully, as…

Recognizing Commitment to CAFNR

The annual Monticello Society Brunch shows gratitude to college's major benefactors

April 28 marked CAFNR’s 18th annual Monticello Society Brunch. Held in the Champagne Ballroom on South Providence in Columbia, it was a wonderful time for folks to catch up with old friends and meet new ones. The Monticello Society was established in 2001 and was so named to honor the commitment of Thomas Jefferson to higher education and his belief in…

After Hours: Marching On

Music has been a mainstay in Christopher Daubert's life

A talented musician, Harlan Daubert made sure all seven of his children developed an understanding and appreciation for music. Daubert served as the band director in the Northern Lebanon School District in Fredericksburg, Pennsylvania, for 37 years, taking his marching bands across the nation to perform. His passion for music made an impression on son Christopher, who began playing the…

Keeping It Simple

Good grazing practices, strict protocols lead to success of heifer replacement program

Denis Turner, of Hartville, keeps his southwestern Missouri heifer replacement operation simple. For the most part, it is one man for 500 to 1,000 heifers at Turner’s Heifer Haven, a pasture-based operation where Turner raises heifers for others. “Make sure every task can be carried out by one person,” Turner says. “Two-man jobs are accomplished on time only about half…

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…