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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…

Giving Back to the Local Community

FSRC donates ground beef to local food pantry

Every so often the Forage Systems Research Center, located near Linneus, Mo., has a beef animal it can’t bring to the sale barn. There are a variety of reasons for this, including a limp leg or unwanted coat defect. While there is nothing actually wrong with the beef animal, its value at the sale barn is dramatically reduced. “With some…

‘A Record of Research and Leadership’

Shibu Jose announced as CAFNR interim associate dean for research 

Shibu Jose, director of the School of Natural Resources (SNR) and superintendent of the Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center (HARC) in the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR), has been named the interim associate dean in the office of research and extension in CAFNR. Jose will also serve as the interim director of the Agricultural…

Honoring Excellence

Blumhorst, Oliver and Rikoon are three of 12 recipients of the Faculty-Alumni Awards

Mizzou alumni and faculty have a lot in common: an interest in education, a passion for Mizzou and a quest for excellence. Since 1968, the Mizzou Alumni Association has been recognizing the excellence of faculty and alumni with the Faculty-Alumni Awards. This year the Association is honoring 12 individuals with the award, including two alumni of the College of Agriculture,…

From Serving to Feeding America

CAFNR student serves in US Army Reserves

Dixie Litchard found Mizzou and CAFNR in a non-traditional way. While on deployment in Iraq as an active member of the military, a friend told her about MU. After comparing the school and costs to her current school, Michigan State University, she decided to transfer to MU to major in plant sciences after deployment. Growing up in Three Rivers, Michigan,…

Forever CAFNR

CAFNR alumni relations interns are vital to alumni events

Like the beloved columns that stand strong on our campus, College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources alumni stand strong in their support of students. Helping alumni make their impact are three CAFNR students. Madison Byrd, Emily Eitel and Katie St. Pierre are the alumni relations interns for the CAFNR Alumni Association. “The alumni interns are vital to the success…

Career Readiness

Matt Arri helps CAFNR students navigate the process of finding that first job

The new charge from the University of Missouri System to increase employment and graduate school successful outcomes rate to 95 percent for all graduating students by 2023 is a bold goal. And Matt Arri, coordinator of Career Services for CAFNR, is tackling that goal, which is part of the MU Compact launched by UM System President Mun Choi in 2017,…

Like Son

Two CAFNR students have a unique bond

This May, senior Kenton Daniel (KD) Bohon will graduate with a degree in Agricultural Systems Management. Next December, so will his son. There was a time when 44-year-old KD was attending college with students his own age. About 25 years ago, after graduating high school, KD attended the University of Central Missouri for his freshman year, and then Truman State…

‘An Invaluable Experience’

Matthew Caldwell credits CAFNR with preparing him for the workforce

As a seventh grader, Matthew Caldwell was hoping to land in an elective history class. There was just one problem – all of the spots were full. Caldwell was left with one alternative, joining an agriculture class. Caldwell didn’t know the impact of that first agriculture class at the time, but he wasn’t thrilled with his lone option. “I got…

Impacting the Missouri Beef Industry

Study shows management-intensive grazing has raised economic output of Missouri’s beef industry by more than $125 million every year

Since 1990, the Missouri Grazing Schools have provided its more than 18,000 participants with pertinent information related to management-intensive grazing (MiG). The schools, a partnership between the University of Missouri and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), are designed to touch on each aspect of management-intensive grazing, delivering research findings and vital information to its attendees. A recent economic…