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Inside CAFNR
CAFNR’s Agriculture 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 agriculture degree program. Click on the links below to learn more about the CAFNR Experience!

RISE Initiative
Educational opportunities on a global stage (click to read)
Educational opportunities on a global stage »

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 agriculture degree program has allowed Ellen Phillips to pursue her passions for agriculture, including participating in a study abroad program.

Former Marine turned viticulturist Kenzi Schultz finds a community at Mizzou (click to read)
Former Marine turned viticulturist Kenzi Schultz finds a community at Mizzou »

Military service shaped Schultz’s academic future, and she wants other veterans to know that the transition to college is possible.

Blackmore named to CAFNR International Education Committee after study abroad experience in Austria (click to read)
Blackmore named to CAFNR International Education Committee after study abroad experience in Austria »

Hanna Blackmore is now passionate about encouraging other CAFNR students to get outside the country and outside their comfort zone.

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
Senior Spotlight: Adam Slayton (click to read)
Senior Spotlight: Adam Slayton »

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 Adam Slayton, a recent graduate of the agriculture degree program, as he shares his favorite experiences as a CAFNR student and how the College prepared him for the future.

Building his own degree (click to read)
Building his own degree »

Agriculture program allowed Chase Monte to combine his interest areas into one degree.

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!