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Designing a Great Partnership

Mary Decker joins CAFNR to aid with instructional design

Mary Decker is excited for her new role in CAFNR – what she explains as getting to create “cool partnerships” with professors. Mary is CAFNR’s new instructional designer, which means she helps professors make their courses as high quality as possible both for physical and online classrooms, pairing their subject knowledge and her pedagogical knowledge. This is Mary’s first position…

Spring 2018 Commencement

CAFNR and SNR to hold joint commencement May 11

Beginning at 8 p.m. on Friday, May 11, 600 students from both the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources and the School of Natural Resources will come together at Hearnes Center to participate in their graduation ceremony. The ceremony marks a turning point not only for the students, but also for the schools, as it will be the first…

Part of the Team

Collaborations between faculty, Academic Programs enhance CAFNR student experience

The College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources is known on the Mizzou campus for an enhanced student experience. Strong relationships between faculty members and the Academic Programs Office is a key part of this. Faculty members like Trista Strauch say the APO staff makes it easy to collaborate on advising questions and sharing Study Abroad and Career Services opportunities…

After Hours: Evoking Emotion

Cheryl Stevens creates presentations to share memories

Cheryl Stevens has always looked for ways to store, display and share memories. Instead of simply putting her photos in an album, Stevens, office support assistant in the Office of Academic Programs, started to build scrapbooks and placemats for her four children as a unique way to capture the past. That hobby has turned into an opportunity to create slideshow…

Education Vacation

CAFNR hosted five summer academies for high school students

This summer, the University of Missouri’s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources welcomed high school students from across the state for the college’s five summer academy programs. Each program offered a specialized interest of study and allowed students to discover the major and career options CAFNR offers. Additionally, CAFNR is able to recruit the students who attend. Programs ranged…

Engaging Alumni

CAFNR Office of Academic Programs focused on working with alumni

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Office of Academic Programs is focused on recruiting strong high school students and providing them with the opportunities to succeed – not only in the classroom but once they enter the workforce. The CAFNR Office of Academic Programs welcomed three new hires in August of last year – Matt…

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…

Collaboration at its Finest

CAFNR teams up with MoSoy, Missouri Corn

Collaboration is at the center of the mission of the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. A recent study abroad trip to Argentina showcased that collaboration and its importance. MU Extension specialists Ray Massey and Ryan Milhollin led a group of 10 students who traveled to Argentina to learn more about the agricultural landscape. Representatives from…

Ciao From Italy

Students get cultural inspiration, gain valuable experience by studying abroad in Italy

This summer students and Dr. Mauro Palmero visited Florence, Italy, from June 5 through July 14, as part of a study abroad program. The host, Florence University of Arts, and its faculty and staff extended their warm hospitality to the group. They were professional, knowledgeable and helpful. When the group had any need, they went above and beyond to accommodate…

Catch Up With CAFNR

A photo gallery of CAFNR happenings

Check out more photos from these events on our Flickr site. What are YOU up to? Send us photos and captions of the events and other happenings in your corner of CAFNR! Just email the information…