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Environmentally Friendly

CAFNR undergraduate student becomes first MU student in 10 years to earn Udall Scholarship

It was an article about beekeeping that Megan Tyminski wrote for the Columbia Daily Tribune that started Tyminski on a path towards the Udall Scholarship. The article caught the attention of MU Director of Fellowships Tim Parshall, who contacted Tyminski and encouraged her to consider applying for the Udall Scholarship. “He could really tell I had a sense of pride, ownership…

From the Cornfields to the Capitol

Nora Faris makes a name for herself at CAFNR on her way to Washington

While most kids were flipping through cartoons, one future science and agricultural journalism student was glued to CNN. Nora Faris, a junior, has come a long way since those days, adding quite the list of accolades to her long-standing interest in the news. In addition to watching, Nora can often be found writing the news, most recently for KOMU/NBC, Columbia. It’s…

A Day at The World Food Prize

CAFNR delegation makes its mark on international food security symposium

Norman Borlaug — a renowned agronomist, wheat geneticist and humanitarian — founded The World Food Prize in 1986 as a way to recognize the accomplishments of people throughout the world who have bettered mankind by increasing the quantity, quality and availability of food throughout the world. At its founding, it was intended to be a Nobel Prize of sorts for food…

Answering the Call

MU freshman becomes first Borlaug-Ruan intern in school history

The world of Holly Enowski has always moved fast and on schedule. Before coming into her freshmen year at the University of Missouri this fall, Enowski engaged in several activities during her time as a student at Eldon (Missouri) High School and with other organizations such as the FFA. So it was no surprise that in April of this year…

CAFNR Commendations

A number of faculty members honored by Mizzou, UM System this spring

The end of the spring semester brings many awards ceremonies to the University of Missouri campus, for excellence at the MU- or UM System-level in teaching, advising, research, extension and entrepreneurship. The College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources was well represented at this year’s various ceremonies. Stephen H. Anderson, Albrecht Distinguished Professor of Soil and Environmental Sciences, and Chris B.…

A Well-Deserved Honor

Junior Maria Kalaitzandonakes is a 2016 Truman Scholar

Maria Kalaitzandonakes had a short meeting scheduled Tuesday morning with Bryan Garton, the associate dean and director of academic programs at the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. She wasn’t sure what the meeting was going to hold – but there was a huge surprise at the end of it. Kalaitzandonakes, a junior at Mizzou, double…

The World Beyond Their Own

Inaugural Missouri Youth Institute to broaden perspective of high school students, provide path to World Food Prize

Out of all the people Willi Meyers could have sat next to at a meal session at the 2014 World Food Prize in Des Moines, Iowa, a high school student from Eldon, Missouri, certainly seemed like an improbable scenario. Meyers, who serves as the director of CAFNR International Programs, was stunned to bump into Holly Enowksi, a junior from Eldon High School,…

Three’s Company

Sibling trio reflects on agricultural and immigrant roots that led to Mizzou

It would not be hard to understand why Homecoming at the University of Missouri may have an extra special meaning to Hli, Yia and See Yang. As first-generation Americans and college students they share a common bond not only through their Mizzou pride but also through the embedded core values of family, hard work and agriculture that helped lead their…

Twin Responsibilities

New Ag Alumni Association president adjusts to simultaneous role as mother of twins

Along with taking on the role as the new president of the University of Missouri Agriculture Alumni Association, Dana Rogge also recently embraced her new role as the mother of twins. Rogge was formerly an active volunteer, a board member and first-vice president of the board. After volunteering at the annual Ag Unlimited banquet and auction, Rogge discovered a newfound…

Working For a Better Tomorrow

Beverley Flatt took her love for agriculture to Australia

Beverley Flatt’s love for agriculture wasn’t passed down through generations of family-owned farms. Instead, that love was developed and it continues to grow each day. Beverley – a 2011 University of Missouri graduate from Republic, Missouri – recently took her vast agricultural knowledge to international soil. Beverley was selected to represent the United States at the Youth Ag-Summit from Aug.…