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‘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…

Christopher R. Daubert Named CAFNR Vice Chancellor & Dean

Daubert will join CAFNR effective Aug. 1

Christopher R. Daubert, currently professor and department head of Food, Bioprocessing & Nutrition Sciences and system co-chair of Food, Biochemical & Engineered Systems at North Carolina State University, has been named vice chancellor and dean of the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. He will join CAFNR effective Aug. 1. “The MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural…

Going Forward

CAFNR’s division directors keep College true to its mission

Let’s make a circle. That was the suggestion of Marc Linit, interim Vice Chancellor and Dean of the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, when figuring out how the current CAFNR administrative leadership team could meet with one of his possible successors during an interview session. “I said to him, ‘From where I sit, this is one of the…

A Man for All Seasons

Tom Payne reflects on his time as vice chancellor and dean, the relationships he built along the way

Everyone knows about the smiley face. It is part of the brand of Vice Chancellor and Dean Tom Payne. Looking at all of the related memorabilia in his office, one can see how the symbol has become synonymous with his infectious optimism and enthusiasm he has used over the past 18 years to help guide the College of Agriculture, Food and…