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Raising the Research Profile

CAFNR Research Council working to promote researchers and projects

When Shibu Jose was named the interim associate dean for research in the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) in late 2018, one of his first goals was to develop a CAFNR Research Council. The council would be made up of faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars and graduate students, and would help share and spread CAFNR’s…

Q&A With Amy Marek

Marek is a student support specialist in the Division of Food Systems & Bioengineering

What are your job duties/job responsibilities in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources? I’m responsible for the recruitment and advising for Ag Systems Technology and Food Science. I just added the responsibility of schedule of classes for Ag Systems Technology, and fingers crossed I added in Fall 2021 classes correctly. How long have you worked in CAFNR? I’ve…

Q&A With Sean Allen

Allen is a senior in agricultural systems technology

Why did you decide to come to the University of Missouri and major in agricultural systems technology? What do you enjoy about the program itself? The field of study? It was almost destiny for me to attend the University of Missouri. I’m a legacy student, and my mother works in Jesse Hall as a programmer analyst. However, I was not…

MU Students Take 3rd in Global Food Systems Dashboard Competition

University of Missouri students won third place at the Global Food Systems Dashboard Competition this fall. The students competed against not only other students, but various key stakeholders, including civil society workers, industry, NGO and policymakers, in food systems. Mizzou students who were part of the winning teams included Delanie Vinzant, senior in biological sciences and economics; Brett Taylor, senior…

Working to Benefit Society

Pavel Somavat’s research is focused on a variety of topics, including corn processing, and preparation and stability of natural food colors

Pavel Somavat spent four years teaching electrical engineering at CCS Haryana Agricultural University, a land-grant university located in India. Somavat enjoyed the underlying philosophy and offerings of the land-grant system – and when he had an opportunity to take a faculty position at one of the two land-grant universities in Missouri, he jumped at the chance. Somavat joined the University…

A Strategic Change

Agricultural Systems Management is updating its program name to Agricultural Systems Technology to reflect new strategic priorities

It was just a few years after Leon Schumacher joined the University of Missouri that the agricultural mechanization program changed its name to Agricultural Systems Management (ASM). The program, located in the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Division of Food Systems and Bioengineering (FSB), updated its name in the early 1990s to reflect the changing teaching focus,…

Teng Lim Receives Burch Extension Award as Part of 2020 Celebration of Excellence

Teng Lim, Extension professor in agricultural systems management, received the J.W. Burch State Specialist Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Award during CAFNR’s 2020 virtual Celebration of Excellence awards celebration. Lim earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biosystems and agricultural engineering from the University of Kentucky. He received his PhD in agricultural and biological engineering from Purdue University. Lim joined…

Developing Learning Objectives

CAFNR's Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Curricula Team working on learning objectives focused on IDE and cultural competence for all CAFNR students

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ (CAFNR) Inclusion, Diversity and Equity (IDE) Curricula Team has been working to develop a core set of learning objectives focused on IDE and cultural competence for all CAFNR students. The 12-person committee, which includes representatives from each of CAFNR’s six divisions as well as four CAFNR students, has proposed…

Developing Student Leaders

Litton Leadership Scholars Program offers students a chance to grow as leaders

Nearly a decade ago, and just one year into his teaching career at the University of Missouri, Jon Simonsen traveled with a handful of MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) faculty and administrators to Chillicothe, Mo. The purpose of the trip was to meet with board members of the Jerry Litton Family Memorial Foundation, which was created…

CAFNR Welcomes New Faculty

Our college introduces six faculty members this fall 

Each fall the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at the University of Missouri welcomes new faculty members who are ready to immerse themselves in teaching, research and Extension as integral parts of furthering our land-grant mission. Our six new faculty members bring a wealth of knowledge in their respective fields, and will be proudly welcomed into four of…