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Inside CAFNR
Faculty & Staff Newsletter // October 2020
Feature Stories
Staying Connected (click to read)
Staying Connected »

Virtual field days allow Agricultural Research Centers to continue outreach

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

A photo gallery of CAFNR happenings

Cultivating Diversity & Inclusion

The CAFNR Office of Marketing and Communications has created an editorial calendar to guide content for CAFNR’s website, newsletters and social media. The main focus of the creation of the calendar was to include special months and other holidays for a variety of areas, with special focus on recognizing months related to inclusion, diversity, equity and compassion, such as Black History Month, National Latinx Heritage Month, American Indian Heritage Month, Asian Pacific Heritage Month, Juneteenth, Mental Health Awareness Month, Disability Culture Month, Women’s History Month, LGBTQ Pride Month, Veterans Day, and more. It has also been helpful for compiling College events and anniversaries, in addition to special days and months related to CAFNR’s majors and focus areas.

“This helps us be consistent and meaningful in our celebrations and acknowledgments of special events significant to our CAFNR community, as well as plan content for our different communication efforts,” said Director Michelle Enger. “This will help show how CAFNR is a compassionate and inclusive college, when all feel as though their background and interests are acknowledged and celebrated.”

The calendar will always be a work in progress, and Enger encourages faculty and staff members to share content and recognition suggestions.

CAFNR Community
Q&A With Tavair Tapp (click to read)
Q&A With Tavair Tapp »

Tapp is the office support specialist in the School of Natural Resources

Coming Soon

 Tables of Treats Drive/Walk Through
Wednesday, October 28 // 4 p.m.

CAFNR Staff Council will be hosting a drive-through/walk-by event. If you are driving, please slowly drive through the circle drive at Eckles, or if you come by in person, remember to wear a mask and keep socially distant. Bring yourself, your family, your pets, and Staff Council will provide sweet and salty treats.

Wear a Halloween-y mask or a costume. Please register your attendance for Tables of Treats Drive/Walk Through with


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

  • Walter Gassmann, interim director, Bond Life Sciences Center, celebrated 20 years of service Aug. 1.
  • Terry Woods, research specialist, Ag Experiment Station, celebrated 25 years of service Sept. 1.
  • Yichang Sun, senior research lab technician, Ag Extension/Plant Sciences, celebrated 25 years of service Sept. 1.
  • Laura Hertel, senior student services coordinator, School of Natural Resources, celebrated 30 years of service Sept. 10.
  • Connie Gwoyuh Liu, senior research specialist, Plant Sciences, celebrated 10 years of service Sept. 15.
  • Richard Hofen, manager of research activities, Foundation Seeds, celebrated 30 years of service Sept. 24.
  • Jessica Orsini, office support assistant IV, Dean’s Office, celebrated 20 years of service Sept. 25.
  • Clint Behm, fertilizer ag lime inspector, Fertilizer Control, celebrated five years of service Sept. 25.
  • Jeffrey Meyer, fertilizer ag lime inspector, Fertilizer Control, celebrated 15 years of service Sept. 26.
  • Sabrina Hammond, senior animal technician, Animal Sciences, celebrated five years of service Sept. 28.