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Building His Own Degree

Agriculture program allowed Chase Monte to combine his interest areas into one degree

The agriculture degree program in the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) allows students to create their own unique college experience. Students tailor a course of study to their interests, choosing concentration areas from CAFNR’s other degree programs. That opportunity was exactly what Chase Monte was looking for when he arrived at MU. “Essentially, I…

Senior Spotlight: Quentin Carlyle

Carlyle will graduate with a degree in agricultural education

Quentin Carlyle knew he was going to get what he calls the “best of both worlds” when he came to the University of Missouri. Carlyle wanted the big college experience, as well as a faculty and staff who knew his name. He found that within the agricultural education degree program in the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources…

CAFNR Students Named 2022 Missouri Farm Bureau Ambassadors

Two MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) students were recently named 2022 Missouri Farm Bureau (MOFB) Ambassadors. Jessica Janorschke and Jacob Hall were selected during the MOFB Annual Meeting, which was held in early December. Janorschke is a junior agribusiness management major and Hall is a junior agriculture major. Missouri Farm Bureau Ambassadors are selected each year…

Taking Risk

Abed Rabbani is an assistant professor in personal financial planning (PFP)

Measuring financial risk tolerance is not always simple as many over or underestimate their true risk tolerance. What does this mean for investors and financial planners? That’s where the research of University of Missouri professor is coming in. Abed Rabbani, assistant professor in personal financial planning (PFP), teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the department, along with performing research in…

Ready for the Ring

Little American Royal event allows students to train and care for a variety of livestock animals

Each fall, Kansas City is home to a premier event that has been around for more than a century – the American Royal. The various competitions held throughout the event include world-class livestock and horse shows. For several years, the Block and Bridle Club at the University of Missouri has held their own version of the American Royal – the…

CAFNR Students Named to Alumni Association Student Board

Four CAFNR students were recently named to the Alumni Association Student Board (AASB). Founded in 1974, the AASB is a group of student representatives who serve as the connection between students and the Mizzou Alumni Association. As leaders on campus, they work to preserve MU traditions, foster a sense of pride within the Mizzou community and serve as the governing…

Yvonne Hampton Selected to Attend Prestigious Seminar Course

Yvonne Hampton, PhD candidate in Personal Financial Planning, was accepted to attend the 2022 Virtual Value-Based Health Care Delivery Intensive Seminar course through the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness through Harvard Business School. Hampton is one of the selected from over 200 applicants. The seminar is a weeklong, intensive workshop focused on frameworks, application tools and case studies highlighting real-life…

Faces of CAFNR: Personal Financial Planning

Introducing the faculty members from PFP

PFP faculty members joined the CAFNR family earlier this year! Learn more about them as we introduce our new colleagues in Personal Financial Planning. Starla Ivey What is your role/title? Instructor and graduate program coordinator What do you enjoy most about working in Mizzou’s PFP program? I love when students hit the “aha” moment when all starts to make sense,…

CAFNR Honors Exceptional Alumni

Six of the college’s outstanding alumni recognized at the 2021 Column Awards ceremony

The College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources recently honored the six individuals chosen to receive the 2021 CAFNR Column Award for Distinguished Alumni. This is the only award specifically for alumni presented by the college. The awardee class includes one graduate from each of CAFNR’s six divisions, reflecting the six historic columns at the University of Missouri.   Animal…