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CAFNR Welcomes New Faculty

Our college introduces 23 faculty members this fall 

Each fall the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources welcomes new faculty members to fulfill teaching, research and extension missions. This fall, CAFNR’s 23 new faculty members are at the forefront in a breadth of fields, including wildlife population modeling, nutrient metabolism in cattle, animal well-being, structural biology of viral/host interactions, collective entrepreneurship, water resources planning, genome editing and…

Welcome to Animal Sciences

Division introduces five new faculty members this fall

Derek Brake, Assistant Professor Brake joins Mizzou from South Dakota State University, where he served as an assistant professor. Here he will concentrate on research and teaching in ruminant nutrition with research efforts focusing on nutrient metabolism throughout the gastrointestinal tract, and the interface among nutrient metabolism and performance of cattle. Brake is a member of the American Society for Nutrition,…

Following Her Passion

Animal Sciences student has made a unique path, with help of her advisors 

Ashleigh Redman has found her niche in animal sciences, thanks to the robust network at her fingertips here in the division. Ashleigh is a senior in animal sciences from Dittmer, Missouri, about two hours southeast of Columbia. Her passion for animal husbandry and small ruminants started early on her family’s farm, where they raise both dairy goats and meat sheep.…

Curating a Career Path

Darryl Chatman’s connections in animal sciences have taken him far

Darryl Chatman has had many educational and career experiences since getting his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Animal Sciences at the University of Missouri. But it’s clear – his heart is still in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. And today, as a Curator of the University of Missouri System, he says he talks to his mentors in…

Age of Discovery

Animal Science Exploration Day helps high school students learn about opportunities in the field

For many years, Mizzou has opened its doors to allow prospective students to explore what the world of Animal Sciences has to offer. From getting to know professors and touring campus facilities, the Division of Animal Sciences has hosted a number of events and summer academies with the goal being not only to get young people excited about Animal Sciences,…

Reflections: George Wm. Jesse

Dr. Jesse, professor emeritus, shares 50 years of selected memories from a student and faculty perspective

In the fall of 1964, as a 20-year-old freshman who never planned to attend college, I promised my grandmother that whether I lasted one semester or completed a 4-year degree, I would be the same grandson when I returned home. I had no idea that because of the people I would meet and the experiences I would have at MU…

Columns of Pride

CAFNR recognizes six alumni with the college’s highest honor

CAFNR recently honored its inaugural class of recipients of the CAFNR Column Award for Distinguished Alumni. This is the only award specifically for alumni presented by the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. The awardees include one graduate from each of CAFNR’s six divisions, reflecting the six historic columns at the University of Missouri. “We are proud to recognize…

Supporting Each Udder

Dairy Club Supports Breast Cancer Awareness

There’s rarely a dull day for students walking through the University of Missouri’s campus. Oftentimes there’s free food, the opportunity to pet a dog, and some days, even a baby calf. Twice a year, MU’s Dairy Club brings a little bit of the farm to the university with their Calves on Campus event. The event is about more than just showcasing the calves, however. Dairy Club uses the…

After Hours: (Teach You How To) Sing the Blues

Animal Sciences assistant professor uses music to teach history

Not long ago, Columbia was segregated. Reminders can be found throughout the city. From a plaque on the side of the Missouri Theater describing their former segregated policies beneath the words “Lest We Forget. Never Again!” in bold letters, to Eliot Battle Elementary, named after a man who helped to integrate Columbia public schools. Reminders of this American past can…

David Patterson receives Animal Management Award from the American Society of Animal Science

David Patterson, professor of animal sciences and state beef Extension specialist, was honored with the 2018 Animal Management Award from the American Society of Animal Science. Patterson joined the Division of Animal Sciences at the University of Missouri in 1996 after serving as State Extension Beef Specialist in Reproductive Physiology at the University of Kentucky.  Dr. Patterson’s extension program is…