Plant Science & Technology Experiential Learning

ADM Center for Agricultural Development

This dedicated laboratory space designed specifically for student experiential learning provides space for valuable student-faculty interactions, enhanced student team learning, and capstone design projects. The hands-on space provides students with opportunities for experiential learning in the latest theories of biofuel development, food production and energy processing. The lab is segmented into four areas – a computer center where students can research and design their projects, a clean mechanical assembly area, an instructional area where students are introduced to computer-operated machines and welding, and offices where the students can form teams and plan projects.


As a Plant Science and Technology student, you’re encouraged to participate in one or more internships. You’ll gain professional experience for your resume and develop workplace skills. Visit Handshake or attend one of the annual CAFNR Career Fairs to find opportunities.

Tiger Garden

Tiger Garden, MU’s full-service floral shop, is predominately operated by students attending Mizzou. Student employees gain experience on running a small business. Students are in charge of everything from ordering flowers to running the social media sites. Employment is open to all Mizzou majors. Visit Tiger Garden for more.

Competitive Teams

Gain hands-on floral design skills through special projects, seminars, and demonstrations with Mizzou SAIFD, a student chapter of the American Institute of Floral Designers. The organization competes at the National AIFD Symposium. The mission of AIFD is to advance the art of professional floral design through education, service and leadership, and to recognize the achievement of excellence in this art form. “Torq’N Tigers” is a club that designs and builds a quarter-scale tractor to participate in the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers’ national design and tractor pull competition. The competition is held the last week in May each year. The club meet regularly (two times/week) and gives students the opportunity to gain practical experience while developing communication, leadership and teamwork skills. Visit Mizzou ORG for club meeting times and details.


Build your problem-solving skills and gain experience for your future with undergraduate research. You can work alongside world-class researchers and graduate students both in the lab and in the field.

Find out where to start. Opportunities for student research can be found by reaching out to a specific faculty member or contacting the Office of Undergraduate Research.