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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
An Important Learning Tool (click to read)
An Important Learning Tool »

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.

Each year, high school students from across the state travel to the University of Missouri to take part in the State FFA Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Career Development Events (CDEs). The MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) offers its expertise for these events — and students play a vital role, as they lend a hand in setting up and running the competitive events.

CAFNR Has a Lot to Offer

Each of the 14 degree programs in CAFNR impacts the largest industries in the region and addresses 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
  • 96% of CAFNR students rate CAFNR’s academic advising as “excellent”
  • Graduation rate is 19.3% higher than national average
  • 99.2% of graduates are employed full-time or enrolled in graduate school
  • 200-plus employers recruit CAFNR students
  • 47% of CAFNR students graduate debt free
Making an Impact
An Opportunity to Share Missouri Agriculture (click to read)
An Opportunity to Share Missouri Agriculture »

Samantha Turner is using her agricultural education degree to share agriculture knowledge with a variety of audiences as the director of communications for Missouri Soybean.

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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 Quentin Carlyle, a recent graduate of the agricultural education degree program, as he shares his favorite experiences as a CAFNR student and how the College prepared him 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!