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Faculty & Staff Newsletter // August 2017
Feature Stories
Equipped for the Eclipse

A solar eclipse will overtake the skies across the United States on Monday, Aug. 21. The University of Missouri is fortunate to be in the path of total darkness – and our College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources is making the most of the rare opportunity. Find out more about grants, research projects, watch events and a live broadcast:

Catch up with CAFNR »
Evidence of Excellence
Rodeo Season »

SNR professor competes in Sub-Seasonal Climate Forecast Rodeo

Coming Soon

The Tiger Ag Classic is an annual benefit golf tournament sponsored by the MU Ag Alumni Association, which supports 30 CAFNR student scholarships. The 2017 event will be Friday, Sept. 15, at Lake of the Woods Golf Course here in Columbia. The Steak Fry and awards presentation will follow the tournament at 6 p.m. Cash prizes will be awarded for the top finishing teams in each flight, along with other prizes and giveaways. If you aren’t a golfer but would like to visit with CAFNR alumni and friends, make plans to join us at the Steak Fry for dinner. Register at

Message from the Dean
Christopher R. Daubert (click to read)
Christopher R. Daubert

I am so pleased to finally be in Columbia, be on campus, and officially be your Vice Chancellor and Dean! It seems like much longer than a month and a half has passed since I met many of you at Buck’s. Thank you for the warm welcome that day, and since then, as I continue settling into this new role.

I will be traveling frequently to visit with alumni, friends, and other stakeholders over the next few months. It is a top priority for me to meet with as many folks as possible, to listen about the challenges and opportunities facing our college over the next few years, as we begin to plan for our shared future. I am calling this our “CAFNR Convoy!”

I need your help with this undertaking! I welcome everyone to share ideas with me, and have me visit with audiences you bring to campus. We have online forms set up to schedule these meetings and speaking opportunities. You are always welcome to email me directly with ideas, questions, or concerns at

There also will be opportunities for faculty and staff members to join me on those visits with stakeholders, as an official part of a CAFNR Convoy!

And while I am in and out of the office, I welcome you to keep up with my travels by checking our CAFNR Convoy webpage, following me on Twitter, and keeping an eye out for a weekly message I will begin sending soon just to you, our CAFNR faculty and staff.

It is a thrilling time, and I intend to share the experience with you as we drive CAFNR to distinction!

CAFNR Proud!

Christopher R. Daubert
Vice Chancellor and Dean

Innovative Thinking
Picking Through the Feed »

Graduate student searching for pigweed in bird feed

Personal Connections
An Artistic Flair »

Hanna Pippin expresses her artistic side in a variety of ways