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Faculty & Staff Newsletter // April 2019
Celebrating CAFNR's Excellence (click to read)
Celebrating CAFNR's Excellence »

The College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources honors its outstanding faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends each spring at the Celebration of Excellence ceremony. Celebration of Excellence 2019 was held Thursday, April 11, at Reynolds Alumni Center. Awards were given for teaching, research, advising, extension, service and volunteering. See the full slate of honorees.

Catch Up With CAFNR (click to read)
Catch Up With CAFNR »

A photo gallery of CAFNR happenings

Innovative Thinking
CAFNR Programs of Distinction (click to read)
CAFNR Programs of Distinction »

In line with CAFNR’s new strategic plan, the College has designated seven existing programs as Programs of Distinction

Inspirational Impact
Tackling a New Challenge (click to read)
Tackling a New Challenge »

Ritcha Mehra-Chaudhary joins CAFNR as an assistant teaching professor of Biochemistry

Coming Soon

Show Me Mizzou Day, the first-ever all-university open house, is tomorrow, Saturday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. As part of the festivities, CAFNR will showcase a variety of programs and services, including Buck’s Ice Cream, Tiger Garden and Enns Entomology Museum. The Torq’N Tigers quarter-scale tractor team and the Missouri Mobile Meteorological Observatory will be on MFA Plaza (between the Life Sciences Building and Anheuser-Busch Natural Resources Building). In the Agriculture Building, visit the CAFNR Open House, Show Mo Bugs and the Interdisciplinary Plant Group. Learn more on Mizzou’s website, or download the app.

Collaborator of the Month
Pressure on Farm Finances Appears Likely to Continue (click to read)
Pressure on Farm Finances Appears Likely to Continue »

Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) releases annual U.S. Baseline Outlook report

Evidence of Excellence

Bryan Garton, senior associate dean for academic programs, received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University in early March. The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes those who have brought distinction to themselves and the college at large through their participation, commitment and leadership. Garton received his PhD in agricultural education from The Ohio State University in 1993. Learn more about the award and winners online.

Don’t forget to submit your recent “Accolades” on the CAFNR website


This month we recognize the following faculty and staff members for their years of service to Mizzou!

  • Peter Motavalli, professor, School of Natural Resources, celebrated 20 years of service March 22.
  • Haiying Shi, research specialist I, plant sciences, celebrated 10 years of service March 23.
  • Scott Jackson, master carpenter, Field Operations, celebrated 20 years of service March 29.
  • Susan Lasley, manager II business administration, plant sciences, celebrated 30 years of service March 29.