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CAFNR. Connected.
Alumni Newsletter // Spring 2018
Connecting with CAFNR (click to read)
Connecting with CAFNR »

CAFNR alumni enjoy getting together for so many great reasons!

Featured Stories
The Auctioneer (click to read)
The Auctioneer »

Leroy Van Dyke is living his dream as a singer and auctioneer

Immeasurable Impact (click to read)
Immeasurable Impact »

Dana Brown Haynes retires after nearly 30 years leading CAFNR Career Services and Alumni Relations

An Evening of Excellence (click to read)
An Evening of Excellence »

CAFNR honors faculty, staff, alumni, students and friends at annual awards ceremony

Alumni Profiles
Leading the Team (click to read)
Leading the Team »

Emily Kueker takes the reins of the CAFNR Alumni Association in May

Student Spotlight
Preparing Future Agricultural Leaders (click to read)
Preparing Future Agricultural Leaders »

CAFNR and FFA are preparing students to address challenging problems

Faculty/Staff Spotlight
Completing the Leadership Team

CAFNR recently made permanent two interim Division Directors and hired a third

Strategic Plan Update

The CAFNR strategic planning process took another big step in the last month, as the consultants met with our Guiding Coalition and Leadership Team to share findings and a preliminary set of recommended strategic goals from the focus groups and interviews they conducted. A survey will soon be sent to CAFNR stakeholders – including alumni – to set and prioritize these goals. We hope you will consider taking time to complete the survey – it will be very beneficial to hear from as many of you as possible during this process!

CAFNR Briefs
Turning Observations into Research
Turning Observations into Research FFAR grant helps fund pollinator research. Read more »
A Golden Passion
A Golden Passion Harvey James recognized with a Golden Apple Award. Read more »
Fighting a Global Pest
Fighting a Global Pest Susanta Behura researching mosquitoes and their genetics. Read more »
The Miracle Bean
The Miracle Bean Scientists develop additional soybean reference genomes. Read more »
Outstanding Graduate Student
Outstanding Graduate Student Animal sciences Ph.D. student honored by National Swine Improvement Federation. Read more »
Back to Class
Back to Class Two hospitality grads return to MU as adjunct instructors. Read more »
Committed to Research
Committed to Research Emerich, Spencer named AAAS Fellows. Read more »
Kalaitzandonakes Named Frank Miller Chair of Innovation Studies
Kalaitzandonakes Named Frank Miller Chair of Innovation Studies Professor of ag and applied economics selected for endowed professorship for collaborative work. Read more »
An Expanding Enterprise
An Expanding Enterprise The art of mushroom forest farming. Read more »
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April 28: Monticello Society Brunch
Sept. 19: Scholarship Donor Recognition Dinner
Oct. 20: Homecoming game vs. Memphis Tigers