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Senior Spotlight: Taylor Nix

Nix will graduate with a degree in agricultural education

As a sophomore, Taylor Nix attended CAFNR’s Career Fair hoping to find an internship opportunity that would give her a chance to join a company within the agriculture industry. Nix found immediate success, serving as a practical farm research assistant for Becky’s Hybrids during the summer of 2020. It was her first exposure to research – something that she quickly…

Finding the Right Fit

As a former CAFNR Student Council president, Hailey Douglass encourages students to get involved

Growing up in a town of less than 1,600 people, Hailey Douglass said the thought of attending a university with more than 30,000 undergraduate students was somewhat intimidating. However, she said the immediate family feel she got from CAFNR eased her nerves. “I was honestly a bit scared of Mizzou because of how big it is,” Douglass said. “While I…

CAFNR Hosts North Central Region/National Learner-Centered Teaching Conference

In early October, CAFNR hosted the 2022 North Central Region/National Learner-Centered Teaching Conference. This is the fourth consecutive year of the collaborative conference, which features partnerships of 1890 land-grant universities, 1862 land-grant universities, and public and private universities that are focused on developing people in and through agriculture, food, natural resources and human sciences. The three-day conference included multiple round-table…

Senior Spotlight: Rachael Bagnell

Bagnell will graduate with a degree in agricultural education

When Rachael Bagnell chose the University of Missouri, she knew exactly what she wanted to study – agricultural education. A legacy student, Bagnell’s father and sister both received agricultural education degrees from Mizzou. It was a degree program that Bagnell, who chose the teacher certification route, knew she could find success with. “I was looking for a program that would…

Developing Educational Programs

AG_ED_LD 4340 course has given students the chance to connect with industry partners and develop educational programs

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) puts a priority on offering its students hands-on learning opportunities. Many of those opportunities come in the courses offered throughout CAFNR’s 14 degree programs. One of those courses, Designing and Delivering Educational/Leadership Programs (AG_ED_LD 4340), has given students the chance to connect with industry partners and develop educational…

Educational Opportunities on a Global Stage

CAFNR students spent spring break in Italy and Holland for study abroad opportunities

It’s been a while since University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) students have had the opportunity to take part in study abroad opportunities. This past spring break, though, numerous CAFNR students were able to travel overseas to partake in educational opportunities. Students spent time in Italy, a program focused on food, agriculture and sustainability, and…

CAFNR Teaching Academy Inducts Three New Members

Three new members were inducted into the CAFNR Teaching Academy as part of the college’s Celebration of Excellence event April 19. Membership in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Teaching Academy will be reserved for CAFNR faculty who have received a distinguished teaching award on a national, regional, or university level that crosses disciplines. The inductees are: Alba…

‘A Product of CAFNR’

John Tummons earns CAFNR Golden Apple Teaching Award

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) has always been a special place for John Tummons. Tummons earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees, as well as his PhD, all in agricultural education, from CAFNR and has served in a teaching role with the College since 2009. During his time leading students at MU, Tummons, an…

Get to Know Jaelyn Peckman

Peckman is an Agricultural Science Communications instructor

What are your job duties/job responsibilities in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources? I teach undergraduate agricultural communications courses in CAFNR, and love every one of them! Specifically, I teach AgSc_Com 1160 Foundations of Agricultural Communications, AgSc_Com 2210 Communicating Science to the Public, AgSc_Com 2220 Verbal Communications in AFNR, and AgSc_Com 3240 Communicating on the Web. I also…

Jacob Knaebel Wins American Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers & Ranchers Collegiate Discussion Meet

Jacob Knaebel, a senior in agricultural education, recently took home first place in the American Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers and Ranchers Collegiate Discussion Meet. Knaebel competed during the 2022 Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers leadership conference, held in Louisville, Kentucky. Knaebel qualified for the national discussion meet after winning the Missouri Farm Bureau Collegiate Discussion Meet in December.…