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After Hours: A Refreshing Project

Mizzou SAIFD creating gingerbread houses for Ronald McDonald House Charities

The University of Missouri Student American Institute of Floral Designers (SAIFD) puts their artistic flair into every project that they partake in. The club is also focused on giving back to the community. That artistic flair has been in overdrive during the club’s most recent project, a special one for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mid-Missouri. The annual Build…

Art in Ag

Floral design students represent CAFNR at Visual Art and Design Showcase

A few times per year, floral design instructor Lesleighan Kraft Cravens (B.S. ’13, M.S. ’15) takes a group of students to Baisch and Skinner, a wholesale floral distributor in St. Louis. Students assist in production of floral arrangements in a real-world, high-pressure environment. It was during one of these trips when she received the email. “I was just through the…

A Part of the CAFNR Culture

South Farm Showcase celebrates its 10th anniversary on Oct. 1

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources South Farm Research Center conducts a variety of research – from swine to turf – on its nearly 1,500 acres of land. More than 10 years ago, CAFNR Vice Chancellor and Dean Tom Payne put together a team to find the best way to showcase the assortment of projects…

Playing an Integral Role

CAFNR Office of Academic Programs adds three to team

The Office of Academic Programs plays an integral part in numerous aspects of the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, including student recruitment, study abroad opportunities and showcasing careers for students. The CAFNR Office of Academic Programs has three new hires on its team, each of whom began their respective roles in August: Matt Arri, coordinator of career…

Graduates in Demand

Opportunities plentiful for graduates with degrees in food, agriculture, natural resources or the environment

Finding employment after college can be a stressful experience for students and their families. For students with degrees in food, agriculture, natural resources or the environment, there will be plenty of opportunities in the coming years. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, there will be a high demand for college graduates in the agriculture and food industries during the…

A Man Dedicated to His Work

Robert K. Schattgen built a loyal customer base as a florist

Robert K. Schattgen was always dedicated to his craft. Robert, who graduated from the University of Missouri in 1971 with a degree in horticulture, served the Columbia community as a retail florist for more than 40 years. “Robert loved his work,” Sharon Ford Schattgen, Robert’s wife, said. “He enjoyed serving and supporting his customers – and he had a large…

Making a Difference

Whitney Kinne is helping people in the beef industry and in the mission field

Whitney Kinne has always wanted to make a difference, whether it be in the agriculture industry or the mission field. Kinne, CAFNR Career Services assistant director, is doing just that – on both fronts. Kinne was named the 2015 Missouri Cattlewoman of the Year during the Missouri Cattle Industry Convention in early January. Kinne and her husband, Shane, were also…

Outstanding Award

Spencer Hoagland honored as CAFNR's Outstanding Senior

Spencer Hoagland has been named the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Outstanding Senior for Fall 2015. Hoagland graduated Dec. 18, 2015, with a degree in plant sciences with a horticultural science and design emphasis, and a minor in agricultural economics. She is from Schell City, Missouri. One professor stated about Hoagland:  “Spencer is dependable, accountable, and always ready…

Shop CAFNR for the Holidays!

Find holiday food and decoration specials across the College

Look no further than our own College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources for gifts, decorations and tasty eats this holiday season! MU Forestry Club Annual Christmas Tree Sales Find the Forestry Club’s Annual Christmas Tree Sales on the east side of Faurot Field, off Stadium Boulevard, Dec. 11, noon to 8 p.m., and Dec. 12 and 13, 8 a.m. to…

The Taste of Success

Five food science students find success in dairy product evaluation competition

A group of University of Missouri students took home the gold at the 94th Collegiate Dairy Products Evaluation Contest held in September in the Chicago area. The team won first place overall in the milk division of the competition. “Anytime you come home placing first, second or third… You always feel successful,” said Rick Linhardt, coach of the dairy products evaluation team…