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CAFNR’s True Tigers

Group promotes student/alumni connections

We always hear that the Ag Alumni Association is the “gold standard” for alumni engagement at the University of Missouri. The Board of Directors of the association have taken that a step further and engaged CAFNR students in a new organization for future alumni. “True Tigers” are student members of the MU Alumni Association. CAFNR is the only college with…

Student Food Marketing Challenge Champions

CAFNR students win Food Distribution Research Society competition

Four students in the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources competed in and won the FDRS Student Food Marketing Challenge at the 2017 Food Distribution Research Society Conference. This marks the first time that a group from MU has won. Previous winners include Texas A&M University, California State University, University of Kentucky, Utah State University, California…

CAFNR’s Finest

Two CAFNR students are among the first class of MU Stamps Scholars

Olutoyin Jackson and Caitlin Kelleher of the University of Missouri’s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources were selected as part of the first class of Stamps Scholars on the MU campus. The University of Missouri is one of 42 schools that partner with the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation for the program. Each year, four admitted Honors College students are…

Broadening the Horizon

Wurdack Research Center field day offers extensive information

Attendees of the annual Wurdack Research Center field day were able to learn about everything from ticks to timber to wildlife damage management on Friday, Oct. 6. The field day featured several presentations, as well as an opportunity to meet Christopher Daubert, Vice Chancellor and Dean of the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. Daubert began…

Welcome to CAFNR

Our college introduces 11 new faculty members this fall

Each fall the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources welcomes new faculty members to fulfill teaching, research and extension missions. This fall, CAFNR’s 11 new faculty members are at the forefront in a breadth of fields, including water quality, optoelectrics, sports leadership, reproductive biology, animal movement, energy metabolism in cattle, science communication and more. CAFNR is proud to introduce…

Going Green

SNR researcher studies algal blooms in North American bodies of water 

Lakes are getting greener on a global basis – and in this case, “going green” is not a good thing, said Rebecca North, assistant professor in the School of Natural Resources. The greening of lakes around the world is due to algal blooms, which form in a body of water when sunlight and nutrients like phosphorus and nitrogen combine to…

After Hours: ‘There’s Just Something About Cards’

CAFNR Communications writer keeps busy collecting

Sitting on his desk in the basement of the Agriculture Building is a small sample of Logan Jackson’s collection. Next to his computer, a pile of cards. Lining the ledge, an assortment of St. Louis Cardinals bobble heads from his brother who works in ticket sales. And on the shelf, a Funko Pop! character, also named Logan, from Marvel’s X-Men…

Watching Wildfires

SNR team researching how climate influences wildfire frequency

A team of researchers from the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ School of Natural Resources and United States Forest Service are continuing an effort to research how climate influences wildfire frequency. The group, which includes Richard Guyette, Michael Stambaugh, Daniel Dey and Rose-Marie Muzika, developed the Physical Chemical Fire Frequency Model (PC2FM) just a few…

An Unexpected Path

Plant sciences student strives to obtain an education for the greater good

When Adama Tukuli, doctoral student in the Division of Plant Sciences, was growing up in Metahara, Ethiopia, attending school was not commonplace. “They love their kids and do everything they can for us, but they just don’t understand education is something we need,” Tukuli said. He was still young when he met a man who had attended school and became…

A Variety of Agroforestry Research

Missouri Chestnut Roast showcases HARC, agroforestry

The 11th annual Missouri Chestnut Roast not only showcased roasted chestnuts, it showed off the variety of agroforestry research on specialty crops, human health, livestock benefits, wildlife enhancement and environmental protection at the Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center in New Franklin. More than 1,500 people attended the event, which took place on Saturday, Oct. 7. “After a rainy start to…