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Fall 2018 Commencement

CAFNR graduation ceremony to be held on the Mizzou campus Dec. 15

On Saturday, Dec. 15, at noon, 222 College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources students will celebrate their graduation at commencement ceremonies in the Hearnes Center. As part of the event, the graduates and their families will hear from commencement speaker Blake Hurst (pictured left), a CAFNR alumnus and president of Missouri Farm Bureau. Hurst received a B.S. in agricultural…

Discovering a New Industry

MU students attend Private Label Manufacturers Association University Outreach Program 

There’s most likely a few store brands tucked away in your pantry or refrigerator. Most people, however, probably don’t think about how store brands, various products that carry a retailer’s name, come to be. College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources agribusiness management seniors Drew Cox and Caitlyn McGuire didn’t give much thought to this until they attended the Private Label…

A Part of the Discussion

Tony Lupo named delegate for United Nations Climate Change Conference

In 2007, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded jointly to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Al Gore, citing their efforts to raise awareness and distribute knowledge about man-made climate change. Tony Lupo, a University of Missouri professor of atmospheric sciences, has been an invited member of IPCC since 1995 and has contributed research data to multiple global…

Celebrating Excellence

SNR students, faculty, staff and alumni honored at awards banquet

On Tuesday, Nov. 6, students, faculty, staff and alumni of the School of Natural Resources were honored at the 2018 SNR Awards Banquet. This was the second year for the event, which recognizes excellence in service, advising, research and teaching. Shibu Jose, director of SNR, spoke at the event and presented the awards. Those honored on Nov. 6 included: Mark…

Learning and Growing

CAFNR student received scholarship to attend Women in Agribusiness Summit

You wouldn’t expect a grade school student to build a family farm, but Kim Stichnote says that’s what her daughter Alex Stichnote did. Not coming from a production agriculture family, Alex became hooked on agriculture after attending the Ashland FFA’s Kids Barnyard as a child. Alex’s mom then enrolled her in the local 4-H club. Little did her mom know,…

Combining Science and Policy

CAFNR Ph.D. candidate addresses scientists at post-election briefing

Rachel Owen didn’t have an interest in policy until her research brought her to Capitol Hill for a Congressional visit in 2016. Now, her newfound awareness led her to speak at Research!America’s Post-Election Briefing on Nov. 8 in Washington, D.C. Owen, who is a Ph.D. candidate in natural resources in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at the…

Becoming a Rodeo Queen

CAFNR student crowned Miss Ozark Rodeo Association

If you had told Haley Linder when she was a freshman at MU that she would one day be crowned a rodeo queen and aspire to work as a dairy cattle nutritionist, she would have been confused on how she ended up there. Growing up 45 minutes northwest of Chicago, Linder didn’t come from an agricultural background. She did, however,…

Forecasting the Winter Weather

Cooler temperatures, 10 to 15 inches of snow expected this winter in mid-Missouri

As temperatures cool, Tony Lupo turns his long-term forecasting efforts toward the upcoming winter months. Lupo, a University of Missouri professor of atmospheric sciences, said mid-Missouri should expect this year’s winter to mirror last year’s for the most part. Lupo estimates that mid-Missouri will receive around 10 to 15 inches of snow and can expect cooler temperatures overall. “The trick…

After Hours: Educating and Coaching

Eric Bailey has trained American Quarter Horses for years

With nearly 130,000 acres to look after, the Bailey family needed reliable transportation to check the more than 1,500 head of cattle they were responsible for. The family turned to American Quarter Horses. That meant Eric Bailey got acclimated to horses at a very young age. “Part of my daily chores included feeding our horses,” Bailey said. “There were between…

Building a Bridge to Success

MU and Danforth Center collaborative agreement showcases Missouri's plant biology strength

It was four years ago when the University of Missouri and the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center entered into a collaborative agreement that would lead to the hiring of four new researchers, each of whom would enhance the plant biology research not only in the state, but also across the globe. Three of those positions are now filled, with the…