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CAFNR students spent spring break in Italy and Holland for study abroad opportunities

It’s been a while since University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) students have had the opportunity to take part in study abroad opportunities. This past spring break, though, numerous CAFNR students were able to travel overseas to partake in educational opportunities. Students spent time in Italy, a program focused on food, agriculture and sustainability, and…

Hannah Anderson Named Outstanding Junior at 2022 Celebration of Excellence

Hannah Anderson, an agribusiness management major, was named Outstanding Junior at CAFNR’s 2022 Celebration of Excellence awards ceremony, held Tuesday, April 19. Anderson, who is also minoring in animal sciences, serves as president of Mizzou Collegiate CattleWomen, and has been involved in the equine program as well as the Division of Applied Social Sciences (DASS) director’s office while at MU.…

Kate Thompson Named Outstanding Senior at 2022 Celebration of Excellence

Kate Thompson, an agribusiness management major, was named Outstanding Senior at CAFNR’s 2022 Celebration of Excellence awards ceremony, held Tuesday, April 19. Thompson is the president of the Mizzou National Agricultural Marketing Association (NAMA). NAMA is an organization for agri-marketing professionals and for over 60 years has provided education and insights that position NAMA members for success and equip them…

Dawn Sherman Named Outstanding Freshman at 2022 Celebration of Excellence

Dawn Sherman, an agribusiness management major, was named Outstanding Freshman at CAFNR’s 2022 Celebration of Excellence awards ceremony, held Tuesday, April 19. Sherman has been incredibly involved her first year at MU, joining the Mizzou Agribusiness Club, the Mizzou Floral Design Club and Mizzou Collegiate 4-H. Sherman is also a member of Sigma Alpha. In addition to her organization involvement,…

Michelle Segovia Honored with Early Investigator Research Award as Part of 2022 Celebration of Excellence

Michelle Segovia, assistant professor in agricultural and applied economics, received the 2022 Early Investigator Research Award as part of the Celebration of Excellence awards ceremony April 19. Segovia’s research is focused on the economics of food consumption and health, combining lab and field experiments with neurophysiological data such as eye tracking to better understand the factors influencing consumer decision making.…

Mallory Rahe Named 2022 J.W. Burch Specialist at 2022 Celebration of Excellence

Mallory Rahe is the 2022 recipient of the J.W. Burch State Specialist Agricultural Extension Award, presented at CAFNR’s Celebration of Excellence event April 19. Rahe earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in agricultural economics from the University of Illinois-Champaign and her PhD in regional planning from the University of Illinois-Champaign. She joined the university in 2019 as an assistant Extension…

CAFNR Teaching Academy Inducts Three New Members

Three new members were inducted into the CAFNR Teaching Academy as part of the college’s Celebration of Excellence event April 19. Membership in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Teaching Academy will be reserved for CAFNR faculty who have received a distinguished teaching award on a national, regional, or university level that crosses disciplines. The inductees are: Alba…

‘A Product of CAFNR’

John Tummons earns CAFNR Golden Apple Teaching Award

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) has always been a special place for John Tummons. Tummons earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees, as well as his PhD, all in agricultural education, from CAFNR and has served in a teaching role with the College since 2009. During his time leading students at MU, Tummons, an…

Dairy Products Evaluation Team Competes at National Contest

The Mizzou dairy products evaluation team competed at the National Dairy Products Evaluation Contest on Wednesday, April 13, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The event was hosted by the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association. The MU team finished second in ice cream; third in butter; third in cottage cheese; and fourth in all products. Undergraduate students Neilson Hadlock (sophomore, food science and nutrition)…

Claire Shipp Receives 2022 Mark Twain Fellowship

Claire Shipp, a graduate student in agricultural and applied economics, recently received the Mark Twain Fellowship, a highly competitive, MU-sponsored award that supports one Mizzou senior or recent graduate each year to pursue graduate study abroad in any discipline. The fellowship includes a $50,000 scholarship to cover tuition. Shipp earned the Truman Scholarship last year, and was planning on using…