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A Growth Mindset

CAFNR’s Center for Regenerative Agriculture leading the way in soil regeneration efforts across the country

The CAFNR Center for Regenerative Agriculture (CRA) recently received the largest grant in University of Missouri history – $25 million to help farmers adopt climate-smart practices that will ultimately help them improve the resiliency of their crops and livestock. In addition, they are also part of a $95 million award as part of the same grant program – Partnerships for…

Expanding Opportunties

Groundbreaking held for new livestock handling facility at MU’s Southwest REEC

The University of Missouri’s Southwest Research, Extension and Education Center (REEC) is poised to offer more public education and research opportunities with the addition of a state-of-the-art livestock handling facility. A groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday in celebration of the joint effort between the College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (CAFNR) and MU Extension. “This one building is going…

Q&A with Tawnie DeJong

Tawnie is the MU livestock judging team coach, an animal sciences instructor and 4-H livestock superintendent for the Missouri State Fair. 

What do you do in your current role with the University of Missouri? I am the MU livestock judging team coach, an animal sciences instructor and 4-H livestock superintendent for the Missouri State Fair. During the school year, I spend most of my time coaching the livestock judging team, teaching AN SCI 2115 Livestock Judging and guest lecturing and teaching…

An Exceptional Evening

CAFNR honors six of the college’s outstanding alumni at the 2022 Column Awards

The College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources recently honored the six individuals chosen to receive the 2022 CAFNR Column Award for Distinguished Alumni. This is the only award specifically for alumni presented by the college. The awardee class includes one graduate from each of CAFNR’s six divisions, reflecting the six historic columns at the University of Missouri. Animal Sciences…

Honoring Decades of Tradition

Ryan Chapski, who plays trombone, is in his second year as a member of Marching Mizzou

Founded in 1885, Marching Mizzou is the marching band for the University of Missouri. With 350 members, the band features students from nearly every major at Mizzou – including numerous students from the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. For the first time in the band’s history, Marching Mizzou will participate in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Support Marching Mizzou…

A Rewarding Experience

Rachel Alvarez, who plays sousaphone, is in her third year as a member of Marching Mizzou

Founded in 1885, Marching Mizzou is the marching band for the University of Missouri. With 350 members, the band features students from nearly every major at Mizzou – including numerous students from the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. For the first time in the band’s history, Marching Mizzou will participate in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Support Marching…

Representing Mizzou on a National Stage

Kesley Kobielusz, who plays clarinet, is in her fourth year as a member of Marching Mizzou

Founded in 1885, Marching Mizzou is the marching band for the University of Missouri. With 350 members, the band features students from nearly every major at Mizzou – including numerous students from the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. For the first time in the band’s history, Marching Mizzou will participate in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Support Marching…

A Welcoming Environment

Sarah Keely, who plays mellophone, is in her second year as a member of Marching Mizzou

Founded in 1885, Marching Mizzou is the marching band for the University of Missouri. With 350 members, the band features students from nearly every major at Mizzou – including numerous students from the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. For the first time in the band’s history, Marching Mizzou will participate in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Support Marching…

A Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity

Isaac Abbott, who plays trumpet, is in his fifth year as a member of Marching Mizzou

Founded in 1885, Marching Mizzou is the marching band for the University of Missouri. With 350 members, the band features students from nearly every major at Mizzou – including numerous students from the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. For the first time in the band’s history, Marching Mizzou will participate in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Support Marching…

MU Extension helps farmers in the Bahamas

Partnership with Springfield-based nonprofit strengthens food security internationally.

When Hal Donaldson was a young man, he got to meet Mother Teresa. “What are you doing to help the poor?” she asked him. Well, I better not lie to Mother Teresa, he thought to himself, so he said, “I’m not really doing much of anything.” That encounter changed him. Donaldson committed himself to a life of service to others.…