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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 Advisor Spotlight: Robyn Holliday (Eschenbre​nner)

Holliday (Eschenbrenner) serves as an academic advisor for the agribusiness management and personal financial planning degree programs

How rewarding is it to work with students in the agribusiness management and personal financial planning degree programs? Being an advisor for agribusiness management and personal financial planning students has been very rewarding. Though I have not been working with them for long, I have enjoyed getting to know each of the students personally and learning about their unique paths.…

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…

Abed Rabbani Wins Outstanding Paper Award

Abed Rabbani is part of a team of authors named Outstanding Paper Award recipients in the 2022 Emerald Literati Awards. The winning article was “A test of the association between the initial surge in COVID-19 cases and subsequent changes in financial risk tolerance,” in the journal Review of Behavioural Finance. Rabbani is an assistant professor of personal financial planning. His…

Senior Spotlight: Dalton Shust

Shust will graduate with a degree in personal financial planning

Around a year into his education at the University of Missouri, Dalton Shust was still in search of the perfect degree program. Shust had transferred to Mizzou after spending a year playing basketball at the University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis. Shust randomly ran into an old high school friend one day on the Mizzou campus as…

Success On and Off the Mat

Keegan O'Toole and Rocky Elam, NCAA Div. I Wrestling All-Americans, work hard to balance their sport and their studies

Sophomores Rocky Elam and Keegan O’Toole had a singular goal in mind when they began the 2022 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships – win a national title. Both wrestlers improved on their finishes from last season, with O’Toole claiming a national title at 165 pounds and Elam securing a fourth-place finish at 197 pounds. The duo joined elite company in…

A Home Away From Home

Personal financial planning degree program has helped senior Emily Meyer prepare for her future

Emily Meyer served as a bank teller in her hometown of Bowling Green, Mo., for nearly three years while in high school, developing a passion for numbers and for helping others. When she made the decision to attend the University of Missouri, Meyer knew the personal financial planning degree program would allow her expand on those passions. As Meyer, a…

Making an Impact

Quentin Harris is using his personal financial planning degree to help others with their financial decisions

During his final semester at the University of Missouri, Quentin Harris served as a certified tax preparer through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program – an experience that changed the course of his life. Harris, who earned a degree in personal financial planning in 2018, prepared taxes for Mizzou students and individuals throughout the Columbia community through the VITA…

Taking Risk

Abed Rabbani is an assistant professor in personal financial planning (PFP), studying financial risk tolerance

Measuring financial risk tolerance is not always simple as many over or underestimate their true risk tolerance. What does this mean for investors and financial planners? That’s where the research of University of Missouri professor is coming in. Abed Rabbani, assistant professor in personal financial planning (PFP), teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the department, along with performing research in…

CAFNR Students Named to Alumni Association Student Board

Four CAFNR students were recently named to the Alumni Association Student Board (AASB). Founded in 1974, the AASB is a group of student representatives who serve as the connection between students and the Mizzou Alumni Association. As leaders on campus, they work to preserve MU traditions, foster a sense of pride within the Mizzou community and serve as the governing…