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A Dedicated Legacy

Emerita professor commits estate gift of $1.25 million to Biochemistry scholarships

On Wednesday, March 14, Dr. Virginia Peterson, Professor Emerita of Biochemistry, and Dr. Charles Peterson, Associate Professor Emeritus of Physics, were honored for their estate commitment of $1,250,000 to the University of Missouri. The gift will support the already established Virginia E. Peterson Scholarship in Biochemistry and celebrates her career of dedication to students at Mizzou. A Decisive Moment Virginia…

One Day. One Goal. Make Mizzou Stronger.

Help CAFNR lead the pack by making a gift on Mizzou Giving Day, March 14-15

Mizzou Giving Day offers an exciting opportunity to show the power of philanthropy on our campus. Gifts big and small can be leveraged with matches and challenges unlike any other day this year at the University of Missouri. Last March, during the first-ever day of giving at the University of Missouri, our College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources secured…

The Gratitude of Latitude

CAFNR alum establishes legacy of fiscal flexibility as reciprocity for his time at MU

A thousand-step staircase. That’s one way Al McQuinn tries to explain his ascent into the annals of American agriculture as an entrepreneurial and visionary businessman who originated more than 80 patents relating to machines that mix and blend fertilizer formulas for variable soil conditions across fields. “Each step up is based on something that happened to me, something that I…

‘A Life-Long Dedication to CAFNR and Mizzou’

Donor Recognition Dinner has record attendance, announces gift from long-time CAFNR supporters

A record number of nearly 200 donors, students, faculty and staff attended CAFNR’s 2017 Donor Recognition Dinner Sept. 6. This signature event is CAFNR’s opportunity to thank donors for all they do for CAFNR and its students. Their generosity allows CAFNR to award $1.5 million in scholarships each year. CAFNR Vice Chancellor and Dean Christopher Daubert and his wife, Katie,…

A Garden of Knowledge

President Emeritus of Missouri Botanical Garden presents second Litton Lecture

The Litton Scholars Program, endowed by The Jerry L. Litton Family Foundation, is highly sought after by students in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources looking for ways to strengthen their leadership skills. This year, the program also sponsored its second lecture. Dr. Peter H. Raven, President Emeritus of the Missouri Botanical Garden and George Engelmann Professor of…