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An Exceptional Evening

CAFNR honors six of the college’s outstanding alumni at the 2022 Column Awards

The College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources recently honored the six individuals chosen to receive the 2022 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 Sciences…

CAFNR Research Symposium Poster Winners Announced

More than 90 posters were showcased at the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ first in-person Research Symposium Oct. 12-13. The symposium was held in Memorial Union, and had more than 300 attendees. Winners in three poster categories — undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral — were announced during the closing session on Thursday. The winners are as follows: Undergraduate Student…

CAFNR Research Symposium Undergraduate Poster Winners Announced

CAFNR hosted its first in-person Research Symposium on Oct. 12-13, featuring numerous speakers and poster presentations. More than 300 people attended the various sessions, including checking out research posters presented by undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral students. Winners were recently announced for the undergraduate poster presenters: 1st Place: Aubrey Pipkins (food, nutrition & exercise science) 2nd Place: Anna Gonsalves (food, nutrition…

CAFNR Welcomes New Faculty

Seven new faces join CAFNR faculty for the fall 2022 semester

With the fall semester underway, we are excited introduce and welcome the new faculty members in our college. The College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at the University of Missouri is proud to introduce seven new faculty members this semester who are equipped to advance our core missions of research, teaching and extension. They each bring a wealth of…

An Entrepreneurial Desire

Jason Zhang's interest in food science led him to the University of Missouri

Jason Zhang grew up with an entrepreneurial spirit – as well as an interest in food science. He now pursues both passions as cofounder of Layer Origin Nutrition, a group focused on human gut health, specifically forward-thinking prebiotics. Zhang’s path to running his own business comprised of a handful of stops, including a few years at the University of Missouri,…

CAFNR Advisor Spotlight: Amy Marek

Marek serves as an academic advisor for the nutrition and exercise physiology, and food science and nutrition degree programs

How rewarding is it to work with students in the Division of Food, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences? The most rewarding part of the job is getting to know each student and helping them create their own path to graduation. Being the academic advisor for two degree programs, it can seem like student meetings and emails are endless but it’s all…

Preparing for the Dental Field

Nutrition and exercise physiology (NEP), biochemistry offer students a pathway to careers in the medical field, including dentistry

With 14 unique programs, a degree from the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) prepares students for careers in a variety of fields. CAFNR alumni impact the largest industries and address the most significant challenges in the world today, including animal and human health, environmental sustainability, food nutrition, tourism and agricultural policy. Two of those…

Enhancing Education

CAFNR secures nearly $700,000 to enhance teaching and learning for students

Late last year, as part of the University of Missouri’s mission to strengthen student success, Mizzou offered funding opportunities to enhance teaching and learning. CAFNR faculty submitted a total of nine proposals – and earned funding on all of their submissions. The nearly $700,000 in investments ranged from technology upgrades in classrooms to new laboratory equipment. All six of CAFNR’s…

Sadia Moumita Honored During Tap Day Ceremony

Sadia Moumita, a junior nutrition and exercise physiology major, was inducted in the QEBH honorary society during the University of Missouri’s 95th Tap Day ceremony, held Friday, April 29. In a tradition dating back to 1917, small groups of students were selected (or “tapped”) by their peers to join one of MU’s six secret honorary societies. The six societies –…

Senior Spotlight: Chloe Bilyk

Bilyk will graduate with a degree in food science and nutrition

When she was in eighth grade, Chloe Bilyk toured the University of Missouri with her family, as her older sister was in the process of making her college decision. Her family agreed that Mizzou may not be for her sister – but it was the perfect fit for Bilyk. While it would be a few years before Bilyk would make…