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Inside CAFNR
CAFNR’s Agricultural Education Degree Program

Congratulations on being admitted to the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR)! As a future Tiger, we want you to get a glimpse of what you can experience in the agricultural education degree program. Click on the links below to learn more about the CAFNR Experience!

RISE Initiative
Developing educational programs (click to read)
Developing educational programs »

All CAFNR undergraduate students take part in a “signature experience” during their time on campus. This is denoted as the “RISE” Initiative: Research, International, Service learning, Experiential learning.

The agricultural education degree offers many opportunities, both inside and outside the classroom, to work on real world curriculum and engage with agricultural stakeholders on topics facing the industry.

Doing to learn: creating opportunities through the CAFNR experience (click to read)
Doing to learn: creating opportunities through the CAFNR experience »

Incoming freshman Sam Tummons is ready to expand his horizons as a CAFNR student and Missouri State FFA President.

Q&A with first-generation student Harleigh Lewis (click to read)
Q&A with first-generation student Harleigh Lewis »

CAFNR has resources that help all students succeed. First-generation student Harleigh Lewis shared how CAFNR has guided her college experience as an agricultural education student.

CAFNR Has a Lot to Offer

Each of the 14 degree programs in CAFNR impact the largest industries in the region and address the most significant challenges in our world today, including agricultural policy and economics; tourism and hospitality; food nutrition, production, processing and safety; environmental sustainability; and animal and human health.

  • CAFNR awards $1.5 million in scholarships annually
  • Graduation rate is 17% higher than state and national averages
  • 98.8% of graduates are employed full-time or enrolled in graduate school
  • 200-plus employers recruit CAFNR students
  • 51% of CAFNR students graduate debt free
  • Multiple accelerated programs provide opportunities to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees simultaneously


Making an Impact
Telling the soy story (click to read)
Telling the soy story »

CAFNR alumnus is passionate about being a voice for the agriculture industry through telling Missouri soybean farmers’ stories.

Norfleet selected as National FFA Officer Candidate (click to read)
Norfleet selected as National FFA Officer Candidate »

Grant Norfleet’s CAFNR experience helped prepare him for his position as the 2023-2024 National FFA Secretary.

Senior Spotlight: Taylor Nix (click to read)
Senior Spotlight: Taylor Nix »

A degree from CAFNR impacts your future and career, as well as the core components of society — helping to feed the world and keep it healthy. This past Senior Spotlight features Taylor Nix, a recent graduate of the agricultural education degree program, as she shares her favorite experiences as a CAFNR student and how the College prepared her for the future.

Clubs and Organizations
Get Involved in CAFNR! (click to read)
Get Involved in CAFNR! »

Build leadership skills and friendships in more than 40 CAFNR-specific clubs and organizations. Each program has activities tailored to its students, in addition to many College-wide opportunities. Getting involved is a great way to expand on classroom learning, meet others with similar interests — and have some fun along the way!