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CAFNR Office of Academic Programs Newsletter // October 2022
Are You Career Ready?
Fall 2022 CAFNR/Arts and Science Career Fair (click to read)
Fall 2022 CAFNR/Arts and Science Career Fair »
This fall we had a record-breaking Career Fair! We had 170 booths sold, more than 300 employer representatives and 1,238 students in attendance (highest attendance ever). Ensuring students are career-ready is a big part of what we are all about here in CAFNR. Also, mark your calendar for our Spring 2023 Career Fair, which will be held from 12-4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 8, at the MU Rec Center.

Litton Lecture Series: Dr. Rick Rigsby

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Litton Leadership Scholars program, CAFNR welcomes Rick Rigsby to campus for the third installment of the Litton Lecture Series. An internationally recognized motivational speaker, Rigsby is founder of Rick Rigsby Communications. He is a former award-winning journalist, college professor and football character coach at Texas A&M University. Rigsby will speak at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10, at Jesse Auditorium on the Mizzou campus. The event is free and open to the public.

U.S. Farm Report Live Taping with Tyne Morgan

Join us as we welcome CAFNR alum Tyne Morgan, host of U.S. Farm Report, to campus for the live taping of the College Roadshow. We hope to see our students, faculty and staff attend so there’s a strong Mizzou presence! CAFNR student organizations, show your Mizzou spirit during the taping and win prizes!

New Hazing Prevention Training Opportunity

We encourage you to complete the new hazing prevention training that is free and available to all members of the University of Missouri community. Prevent.Zone is a new training that consists of three effective, evidence-based courses: Hazing Prevention 101; Hazing Prevention Fraternity & Sorority Edition; and Haze. We believe Prevent.Zone is a new tool that will help keep our campus safe and free of hazing.

RISE Initiative
Bringing Joy One Pumpkin at a Time (click to read)
Bringing Joy One Pumpkin at a Time »

MU Agronomy Club donated pumpkins to groups in Columbia

CAFNR Advisor Spotlight
CAFNR Advisor Spotlight: Robyn Holliday (Eschenbrenner) (click to read)
CAFNR Advisor Spotlight: Robyn Holliday (Eschenbrenner) »

Holliday (Eschenbrenner) serves as an academic advisor for the agribusiness management and personal financial planning degree programs

Creative CAFNR Courses
Biochemistry Laboratory (click to read)
Biochemistry Laboratory »

The Biochemistry Laboratory course (BIOCHM 4974), taught by Ritcha Mehra-Chaudhary, an assistant teaching professor of biochemistry, is a techniques class involving analytical experiments with carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids; use of instrumentation in biochemistry; and purification and kinetics of enzymes.

Young Alumni Feature
Growing His Writing Portfolio (click to read)
Growing His Writing Portfolio »

Joe Butler’s job with Gardener’s Path allows him to combine his two passions – plants and writing

  • CAFNR hosted its first in-person Research Symposium on Oct. 12-13, featuring numerous speakers and poster presentations. More than 300 people attended the various sessions, including checking out research posters presented by undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral students. Winners were recently announced for the undergraduate poster presenters: 1st Place: Aubrey Pipkins (food, nutrition & exercise sciences); 2nd Place: Anna Gonsalves (food, nutrition & exercise sciences); 3rd Place: Kristen Barwick (biochemistry).
  • Maddi Baker (junior, agribusiness management major) and William Lee (junior, plant sciences major) were featured on the cover of the recently published Road to Discovery magazine. Baker and Lee are both part of the MU Agronomy Club and were talking with Tim Reinbott, assistant director for natural resources for the MU Central Missouri Research, Extension and Education Center, about soil and plant roots.