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CAFNR. Connected.
Alumni Newsletter // Spring 2019
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Message from the President

Welcome to the spring 2019 issue of CAFNR.Connected. I am very excited and honored to begin serving as president of your CAFNR Alumni Association! Past President Emily Kueker and the rest of the board have worked tirelessly to make us the leading Mizzou alumni organization. We can all be proud of the major impacts the Association has had on scholarship funding, student recruitment and connecting alumni.

As the board of directors’ new term begins, our relationship with CAFNR is closer and more productive than ever before. Vice Chancellor and Dean Christopher Daubert has committed to regular interaction with board officers to discuss the best ways we can help with the college’s needs, successes and numerous activities. We have formed a new stronger bond with the ever-important Office of Advancement. The Association was thrilled to partner with Darcy Wells, Brent McCauley and the team through the hiring of CAFNR Alumni Relations and Lead Annual Giving Officer Kaleigh Summers. Kaleigh joined the team in December and has already made an impact. Her organizational skills, work ethic and positive attitude will help the association succeed like never before! We are grateful to Dean Daubert and Senior Associate Dean Bryan Garton for their support and commitment to bring Kaleigh on board.  Read More >>

Featured Story
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Alumni Profiles
A New Mission (click to read)
A New Mission »

Patrick Montgomery's passion for animals, entrepreneurship and helping veterans led to the creation of the KC Cattle Company

Coming Home (click to read)
Coming Home »

CAFNR alum and CropLife America Chief of Staff returns as Executive-In-Residence

A Career Communicator (click to read)
A Career Communicator »

Christine Tew honored with Ag Communicator of the Year award from Missouri Department of Agriculture

Student Spotlight
Promoting Missouri (click to read)
Promoting Missouri »

CAFNR student works on the “Buy Missouri” Initiative

Mapping Mizzou (click to read)
Mapping Mizzou »

CAFNR student creates live sustainability map of Mizzou

The Popcorn Machine (click to read)
The Popcorn Machine »

CAFNR student owns and operates his own business

From Missouri to Japan (click to read)
From Missouri to Japan »

CAFNR student selected for science communication fellowship

Faculty/Staff Spotlight
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Biochemistry Excellence (click to read)
Biochemistry Excellence »

Scott Peck, Shi-Jie Chen named AAAS Fellows

Giving Day Shows Appreciation for Mizzou, CAFNR

Mizzou Giving Day 2019 gave alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends the opportunity to express gratitude for the Mizzou and CAFNR experience. Held from noon March 13 until noon March 14, the day focused on showing Tiger spirit, looking back on fond campus memories, and giving back in the area that inspired you most. In CAFNR, we asked donors to share what their CAFNR experience meant to you on social media and in the Comments section while making a gift. We have enjoyed reading these stories and learning what makes our college so special. CAFNR was in the Top 10 among Mizzou units in both the number of gifts (158) and the dollar amount raised ($407,401).

Thank you to everyone who participated!

CAFNR Briefs
An Icelandic Adventure
An Icelandic Adventure Mary Hendrickson awarded 2019-20 Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant. Read more »
Study Finds Vast Opportunities for Food, Beverage & Forest Product Manufacturing in Missouri
Study Finds Vast Opportunities for Food, Beverage & Forest Product Manufacturing in Missouri New study finds significant potential for transforming Missouri agriculture commodities into value-added products. Read more »
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Mark Your Calendar!

April 11, 2019: Celebration of Excellence
April 13, 2019:
 Show Me Mizzou Day, all-campus open house
April 13, 2019: Livestock Judging Alumni Contest
April 27, 2019: Monticello Society Brunch
August 10, 2019: CAFNR Alumni at the Missouri State Fair
September 13, 2019: CAFNR Tiger Classic golf tournament
October 22, 2019: CAFNR Scholarship Dinner