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IDE: A Year in Review

CAFNR reflects on IDE action items implemented over the past year

A year ago, each division and office in our college committed to taking on two action items to promote compassion, inclusivity, diversity and equity within their units. After a review and suggestions by the CAFNR IDEC Committee, directors pursued the initiatives – often more than two – and shared updates with Vice Chancellor and Dean Daubert each month, which were…

CAFNR Leads Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City’s Annual Mizzou Showcase

The College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) was able to highlight its programs and initiatives during the virtual Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City’s annual Mizzou Showcase in April. The event is the Council’s opportunity to highlight the University of Missouri and CAFNR. Brett Begemann, member of the Executive Leadership Team and Chief Operating Officer for the Crop…

Cultivating Diversity & Inclusion

An update from Dean Daubert and Dr. Halsey

Nearly six months ago, we charged our CAFNR divisions and programs to commit to specific actions to increase cultural awareness and understanding throughout our college and campus. We share this update to our progress. Cultivating a Diverse and Inclusive Community is a strategic priority identified in our CAFNR Drive to Distinction strategic plan. We appreciate how our CAFNR units responded…

Remembering the Legacy of Dr. William Danforth

Dr. Danforth helped build partnerships that have strengthened the field of plant sciences in Missouri and beyond

The passing of William H. “Bill” Danforth, M.D., last week at age 94 brought to the spotlight his work in academic administration, medicine and science, and outreach in the St. Louis area. His contributions also can be felt here at the University of Missouri. Dr. Danforth, chancellor emeritus of Washington University, was the founding chairman of the Donald Danforth Plant…

Q&A With Teresa Davis

Davis is the senior executive assistant in the CAFNR Office of Vice Chancellor and Dean

What are your job duties/job responsibilities in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources? My role is to support Christopher Daubert, CAFNR’s Vice Chancellor and Dean, and work collaboratively in a professional and friendly way with internal and external constituents to assist the dean and our college in furthering the mission and vision of CAFNR’s strategic plan “Drive to…

Vice Chancellor and Dean Daubert Named to CAST Board of Trustees

Vice Chancellor and Dean Christopher Daubert was named to the board of trustees for the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST). His term will run through 2021. CAST was established in 1972 as a result of a 1970 meeting sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council, and provides balanced, credible, science-based information about food and agriculture…

Vice Chancellor and Dean Daubert elected to IFT Board of Directors

On March 2, Vice Chancellor and Dean Christopher Daubert was elected to the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Board of Directors. The chosen candidates were elected by the organization’s general membership and will officially take office Sept. 1, 2020. Since 1939, the IFT has been a forum for passionate science of food professionals and technologists to collaborate, learn, and contribute…

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Baseball is a family affair for Scott Brown and his sons

Known as America’s pastime, baseball has been a favorite of families for generations. Scott Brown’s family is no different. Scott and his oldest son, Michael, have been coaching baseball teams featuring Scott’s youngest son and Michael’s brother, Mark, for the past five years. It’s a complete family affair. “It’s just really special,” Scott said. “Having all of us together, watching…

Study Finds Vast Opportunities for Food, Beverage & Forest Product Manufacturing in Missouri

New study finds significant potential for transforming Missouri agriculture commodities into value-added products

Food, beverage and forest product manufacturing in the state of Missouri could soon be a more than $70 billion industry. A new study found significant potential for transforming Missouri agriculture commodities, in state, into value-added products. This study was the first step in the Show-Me-State Food, Beverage and Forest Products Manufacturing Initiative, a project of the Missouri Agricultural Foundation. TEConomy…

Making a Broader Impact

MU faculty, staff, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows share their research in China

University of Missouri graduate students Shannon King and Rachel Owen spent the first Sunday of November in Baltimore speaking to a room full of Global Plant Council members and guests about the importance of science communication – especially for graduate students who are beginning their scientific careers. King and Owen shared their experiences from a recent international trip in August,…