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Clarke Named UM System Presidential Engagement Fellow

Andrew Clarke, associate professor of food science, has been named to the UM System Presidential Engagement Fellow Class of 2019-20. This cohort will begin their term in July 2019. The Presidential Engagement Fellows program was established to share accomplishments in teaching, research, creative achievements and engagement with the citizens of Missouri in their own communities. This effort allows faculty to…

Secley Kennedy Honored with Service Award

Secley Kennedy, executive assistant, Food Systems and Bioengineering, has been named the recipient of the May 2019 Service Champion Award from Mizzou Staff Advisory Council. The MU Service Champion Award is given monthly to an employee who goes above and beyond the four core values of the University: Respect, Responsibility, Discovery and…

Top Tigers

Mizzou’s quarter-scale tractor team has best-ever finish at recent competition

The University of Missouri Torq’N Tigers Quarter-Scale Tractor Team had its best finish ever at the recent American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineering Quarter Scale Tractor Competition. The event was held May 30 through June 2 in Peoria, Illinois. The Torq’N Tigers placed third behind the University of Nebraska and South Dakota State University. More than 20 universities from all over…

Research on College Students’ Healthy Food Consumption Nominated for Four Awards

Hospitality management master’s student Yidan Huang and adviser Dr. Pei Liu, assistant professor, were recently recognized for their research. Their work, titled “An Evaluation of College Students’ Healthy Food Consumption Behaviors,” was nominated for four best paper awards by the Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research, International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Technology, and Journal…

The Popcorn Machine

CAFNR student owns and operates his own business  

During his freshman year, Gavin Spoor planted his first crop. Six acres of soybean in Martinsburg, Missouri, about an hour outside of Columbia. Gavin, now a junior and studying agricultural systems management in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, knew he wanted to be a farmer since he was a kid, when he rode tractors with local farmers.…

Feasting on Famine: Fighting ‘Hidden Hunger’ and Food Waste

Kiruba Krishnaswamy focuses on preventing food loss and extracting useful resources from food waste

Like many people, Kiruba Krishnaswamy loves to eat. She even calls herself a foodie, and she loves to explore the cuisines of different cultures. Despite her lifelong love of food, Krishnaswamy, an assistant professor of biological engineering, had never heard of food engineering before she went to college, but she was intrigued by it. One reason for her interest was…

Like Son

Two CAFNR students have a unique bond

This May, senior Kenton Daniel (KD) Bohon will graduate with a degree in Agricultural Systems Management. Next December, so will his son. There was a time when 44-year-old KD was attending college with students his own age. About 25 years ago, after graduating high school, KD attended the University of Central Missouri for his freshman year, and then Truman State…

CAFNR Welcomes New Faculty

Our college introduces 23 faculty members this fall 

Each fall the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources welcomes new faculty members to fulfill teaching, research and extension missions. This fall, CAFNR’s 23 new faculty members are at the forefront in a breadth of fields, including wildlife population modeling, nutrient metabolism in cattle, animal well-being, structural biology of viral/host interactions, collective entrepreneurship, water resources planning, genome editing and…

Columns of Pride

CAFNR recognizes six alumni with the college’s highest honor

CAFNR recently honored its inaugural class of recipients of the CAFNR Column Award for Distinguished Alumni. This is the only award specifically for alumni presented by the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. The awardees include one graduate from each of CAFNR’s six divisions, reflecting the six historic columns at the University of Missouri. “We are proud to recognize…

Must Love Food

Sarah Geisert shares insight from career in food industry with CAFNR students

The world today requires a different level of collaboration and partnership, said Sarah Geisert, as part of her visit to the Mizzou College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources April 4-5. She participated in a food industry roundtable and spoke to seven classes during her time on campus, including courses in agricultural economics, food science and soil science, as part…