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Inside CAFNR
MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

As a future University of Missouri Tiger, we want you to get a glimpse of what you can experience as a student in the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR). Click on the links below to learn more about the CAFNR Experience and click here to schedule a visit with us to see for yourself!

Message from the CAFNR Student Council President
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Growing up in a rural Missouri town, coming to such a big university could have been intimidating. (I had a class my freshman year that had more people than my entire town!) CAFNR made me feel right at home, though! I had heard that CAFNR had a family feel — and I found that to be true the moment I walked onto campus. My time at Mizzou has been incredibly rewarding in so many ways.

As the CAFNR student council president, I’ve had the opportunity to get to know so many of the students in the College. I have enjoyed all of those conversations, and being able to serve as a voice for CAFNR students is an experience I’ll never forget. There are so many ways to get involved — and CAFNR faculty and staff are so encouraging in helping students reach their goals.

Speaking of experiences, the CAFNR Experience offers students access to award-winning advisors and teachers; research opportunities with internationally-renowned scientists; multiple study abroad options; career expos; hands-on learning experiences; and so much more! Take a peek at the stories below to see how CAFNR prepares students to be successful — not just in the classroom but in their future careers!

Elizabeth Gunter
Major: Animal Sciences
Minor: Food Science and Nutrition

CAFNR Has a Lot to Offer

Each of the 14 degree programs in CAFNR impacts the largest industries in the region and addresses 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
  • 96% of CAFNR students rate CAFNR’s academic advising as “excellent”
  • Graduation rate is 19.3% higher than national average
  • 99.2% of graduates are employed full-time or enrolled in graduate school
  • 200-plus employers recruit CAFNR students
  • 47% of CAFNR students graduate debt free
RISE Initiative
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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. Read more about some of those experiences below!

Making an Impact
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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. Several of our 2021 spring graduates were featured during the week of commencement, with each of them sharing their favorite experiences as CAFNR students and how the College prepared them for the future.

A Well-Rounded Experience (click to read)
A Well-Rounded Experience »

Matt Beckwith, a meteorologist with KOMU-TV 8, shared how CAFNR helped prepare him for his future career — and how he still has connections to the College.

Clubs and Organizations
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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!