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Greetings from the Dean
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Christopher R. Daubert

What a wonderful spring this has been. In April, we honored our amazing students, alumni, faculty and staff at CAFNR’s Celebration of Excellence, and I attended my first Monticello Society Brunch. In May we held the very first combined CAFNR and SNR commencement ceremony. Commencement speaker Johnny Morris inspired over 600 graduates and gave them all a Bass Pro gift bag. One lucky student even won a bass boat! It was a great evening of hope and promise for our outstanding graduates.

We are well into the second phase of the college’s strategic planning process. A heartfelt thanks to all who have contributed thus far. To keep up to date on the progress and to submit your big ideas, please visit the website.

Our Agricultural Education and Leadership program celebrates its 100th anniversary this year with many activities scheduled for Saturday, September 15. In 2020, CAFNR marks its 150th anniversary. We are already starting to plan that celebration as well. If you are interested in helping with our sesquicentennial planning, please let me know.

Mark your calendars for the CAFNR Alumni Association’s Tiger Ag Classic Golf Tournament and Steak Fry scheduled for Friday, September 14, at the Lake of the Woods Golf Course.

Please enjoy this issue of Gratitude highlighting the Monticello Society Brunch, Our Time to Lead capital campaign and Mizzou Giving Day updates. Also included is a feature story on recent alumnus Brandon Thiel, and our latest Reich Executive-in-Residence, Sarah Geisert, who inspired students to take a global view on careers in food and agriculture.

Thank you for all you do for this great college. I wish all of you a fun and safe summer.

CAFNR Proud!

Christopher R. Daubert
Vice Chancellor and Dean

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Recent CAFNR alumnus shares why he has chosen to give back to his alma mater

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Don't Miss

CAFNR Alumni Association’s Tiger Ag Classic Golf Tournament & Steak Fry: Sept. 14, 2018
Agricultural Education & Leadership 100th Anniversary Celebration: Sept. 15, 2018
Scholarship Dinner: Sept. 19, 2018
Topping Off Ceremony for Plant Growth Facility: Sept. 29, 2018

Campaign for CAFNR

Our Time to Lead

CAFNR has raised $10.4 million towards its $13.2 million fiscal year goal (76% of goal), and has raised $114.95 million towards its $120 million overall campaign goal (96% of goal).

The MU campus has raised $146.22 million towards its $175 million fiscal year goal (84% of goal), and has raised $1.048 billion of its $1.3 billion overall campaign goal (81% of goal).

The Our Time to Lead capital campaign ends in 2020.

Giving Day

CAFNR came in second among schools and colleges in the second annual Mizzou Giving Day held from noon on March 14 to noon on March 15. Our wonderful alumni and friends donated a total of $1.8 million. The overall campus challenge allowed CAFNR to receive an additional $10,000 for our CAFNR General Scholarship fund. Dean Daubert and the Division Directors’ challenges resulted in over $53,000 in matching funds to be directed to various CAFNR funds. Thank you to everyone who participated and helped make Giving Day fun and very successful!

Monticello Society
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With Gratitude

Thanks for all you do to make CAFNR great. To make a gift, please visit our giving page.