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Food and Heritage

Nina Furstenau uses recipes to discover her cultural inheritance

“Biting Through the Skin,” a book by Nina Furstenau, instructor in Science and Agricultural Journalism, is a journey to find a lost heritage

Outstanding ACTion

ACT club receives $1,500 from national competition

The MU chapter of Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow (ACT) was awarded second place in the Yamaha-ACT Scholarship contest for their development of a public service campaign about ATV safety. The chapter received an award of $1,500.

College Farmer Columnist

CAFNR student to pen monthly column

Courtney Leeper, Trenton, Mo., has been selected as the Missouri Ruralist College Farmer columnist. Leeper is a junior studying science and agricultural journalism at MU.

Culinary Connection

Nina Furstenau found her roots in Tunisia—a small North African country she had never been to before. “For the first time in my life I kind of looked like the people around me,” said Furstenau, who teaches food and wine writing in CAFNR’s Science and Agricultural Journalism program. Furstenau grew up in Kansas where her family moved from India when…

ACTing Vice President

Brammer Elected National First VP of ACT

Breanne Brammer, a sophomore majoring in science and agricultural journalism, was elected National First Vice President for the Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow. Brammer, a native of Gallatin, Mo., was elected during the 14th annual Agricultural Media Summit in Albuquerque, N.M. “When I entered the MU science and agricultural journalism program as a freshman, my advisor, Professor Sharon Wood-Turley, encouraged me…

In the Trenches

Students explore Missouri to unpack complex agricultural and environmental issues

Be prepared to get your boots muddy. That just might be the most important piece of advice aspiring journalists receive and it’s a literal and metaphorical creed that Bill Allen, assistant professor of science journalism in the College of Agriculture Food and Natural Resources’ (CAFNR) Science and Agricultural Journalism Program, tells each student who boards the bus for a three-day,…

Guess Who’s 90?

Science and Agricultural Journalism program reaches milestone

The Science and Agricultural Journalism program is proud to be celebrating its 90th anniversary this year. Until 1929, the agricultural journalism program was one of only two degrees, the other being general agriculture, offered by the College of Agriculture. Science and Agricultural Journalism slideshow The program combines the best of the Missouri School of Journalism and the College of Agriculture,…

Breanne Brammer Selected into I-CAL Program

Breanne Brammer, a freshman in science and agricultural journalism, has been selected for the International Collegiate Agricultural Leadership (I-CAL) program. The two-week summer program will take Brammer to Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore where she will learn about global agriculture and international marketing. “I found out about I-CAL when I was selected as a delegate to the national Agriculture Future of…

From Field to Table, Connecting Students to their Food

Sustainable agriculture major nationally recognized for leadership

Sustainable agriculture major Monica Everett was recognized nationally for her leadership on food policy at Mizzou. She’s created partnerships on and off campus to increase student awareness of where their food comes from, and worked to bring healthy, local food to campus and to area food pantries.