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CAFNR Grad’s Ranch a Hub for Education and Fun

Greg Buckman will take the reins of the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association in January

Greg Buckman, B.S.E. 1976, just wanted to farm when he graduated from high school. College was far from his plans of riding John Deere tractors and working in the family dairy barn. “All I ever wanted to be was a farmer,” he says. He also liked buying and restoring John Deere equipment and decided he wanted to work for Deere.…

MU Grazing School Key to Edgewood Dairy and Creamery

June is Dairy Month

Twenty years ago, Charles Fletcher of Edgewood Dairy and Creamery attended a University of Missouri Extension grazing school. It would change the future of the family dairy operation. Fletcher’s father started the dairy farm in 1966. His father milked cows by hand 365 days a year, morning and night. In 1993, the Fletcher family formed a partnership that included poultry…

Well Awarded

Abrea Mizer named Outstanding Senior

On Friday, May 12, Abrea Mizer was awarded the title of Outstanding Senior from the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at the 2017 spring commencement ceremony. Mizer graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in both biochemistry and agricultural education. During her tenure at MU, Mizer served as an ambassador for CAFNR, giving tours and presentations to visiting…

Supporting Students

Scholarships are key for CAFNR students

Scholarships play an important role for students in the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. CAFNR awarded a total of $1.3 million in scholarships during the 2016-17 academic year – in the form of academic scholarships, graduate scholarships, research internships and study abroad. More than $1 million of the total was awarded in academic scholarships. “The cost…

Cultivating Futures

Executive-in-Residence, wife, create endowment fund in honor of their fathers

As the famous Beatles tune goes, “I get by with a little help from my friends.” Roger Gardner brought the words to life, not only as a rock radio DJ in college, but by establishing a scholarship fund for students at his alma mater’s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. Roger is the executive vice president and chief cultural…

Outstanding Accomplishment

Morgan Beach receives CAFNR Outstanding Senior Award for Spring 2016

Morgan Beach has been named the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Outstanding Senior for Spring 2016. Beach, from Pilot Grove, Missouri, graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in agricultural economics with an emphasis in public policy. She also earned minors in international agriculture, rural sociology and leadership. She was quoted as saying “I can sleep after I…

The World Beyond Their Own

Inaugural Missouri Youth Institute to broaden perspective of high school students, provide path to World Food Prize

Out of all the people Willi Meyers could have sat next to at a meal session at the 2014 World Food Prize in Des Moines, Iowa, a high school student from Eldon, Missouri, certainly seemed like an improbable scenario. Meyers, who serves as the director of CAFNR International Programs, was stunned to bump into Holly Enowksi, a junior from Eldon High School,…

A Global Impact

CAFNR is helping develop master's programs for Moscow State University in Russia

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources is at the forefront of research and education – and that reach is extending globally. A group from CAFNR is collaborating with the Eurasian Center of Food Security, based out of Moscow State University, to develop two online master’s programs, both focused on food security needs in the Eurasian region. The…

On the Same Team

DASS professor continues CAFNR tradition of being part of SEC Academic Leadership Development Program

On the playing field, the 14 member schools of the Southeastern Conference are combatants fueled and divided by competition. Off of it, though, there’s a whole different narrative of unity and empathy that Anna Ball would be glad to tell you about. As one of four fellows representing the University of Missouri at this year’s SEC Academic Leadership Development Program…

Twin Responsibilities

New Ag Alumni Association president adjusts to simultaneous role as mother of twins

Along with taking on the role as the new president of the University of Missouri Agriculture Alumni Association, Dana Rogge also recently embraced her new role as the mother of twins. Rogge was formerly an active volunteer, a board member and first-vice president of the board. After volunteering at the annual Ag Unlimited banquet and auction, Rogge discovered a newfound…