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Inside CAFNR
CAFNR’s Plant Sciences 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 plant sciences degree program. Click on the links below to learn more about the CAFNR Experience!

RISE Initiative
Making valuable connections (click to read)
Making valuable connections »

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.

Tiger Garden, the University of Missouri’s full-service, student-ran floral shop, opened its doors in 2005 and has provided numerous hands-on learning experiences for students across the MU campus. Those opportunities are what brought Grace Anderson to Mizzou.

Q&A with first-generation student Lidia Myers (click to read)
Q&A with first-generation student Lidia Myers »

CAFNR has resources that help all students succeed. First-generation student Lidia Myers shared how CAFNR has guided her college experience as a plant science student.

Q&A with transfer student Adeline Thessen (click to read)
Q&A with transfer student Adeline Thessen »

Plant sciences student Adeline Thessen shared how CAFNR aided her transition to Mizzou as a transfer 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
CAFNR Senior Spotlight – Q&A with William Lee (click to read)
CAFNR Senior Spotlight – Q&A with William Lee »

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 William Lee, a recent graduate of the plant sciences degree program, as he shares his favorite experiences as a CAFNR student and how the College prepared him for the future.

George Frees, senior biochemistry and plant sciences major, receives National FFA American Star in Agriscience Award (click to read)
George Frees, senior biochemistry and plant sciences major, receives National FFA American Star in Agriscience Award »

George Frees, senior biochemistry and plant sciences major, received the National FFA American Star in Agriscience Award at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana, Nov. 1-4.

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!