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CAFNR Celebrates Native American Heritage Month

Notable Native Americans in Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Mariah Gladstone Chef, Entrepreneur Gladstone (Blackfeet, Cherokee) is a chef and founder of Indigikitchen, an online platform dedicated to indigenizing diets using native foods. Using foods native to their Americas, Indigikitchen gives viewers the important tools they need to find and prepare food in their own communities. Gladstone has been recognized as one of the 25 Under 25 Leaders in…

Expanding Forestry Efforts

CAFNR announces gift to create landowner engagement position in forestry 

Barrels made from Missouri white oak truly represent a 100 percent value-added product from the Show-Me State. From landowners’ woodlands, to master loggers harvesting mature trees, to the manufacturing plants assembling the barrels, white oak woodlands help sustain rural communities across Missouri. And not just white oak but red oak, too, ensures Missouri’s $10 billion forest products economic engine keeps…

CAFNR Honors Exceptional Alumni

Six of the college’s outstanding alumni recognized at the 2021 Column Awards ceremony

The College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources recently honored the six individuals chosen to receive the 2021 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…

Q&A with Daniel Mallory

Mallory is a livestock specialist in northeast Missouri with the Agriculture and Environment Extension Program 

What do you do in your current role with the University of Missouri? I am currently a field specialist in Livestock. I assist livestock producers in northeast Missouri by providing unbiased information to help them be more productive and efficient in their operations.  How long have you worked in this position? I have worked for the University of Missouri for almost 12…

Celebrating the First-Generation College Student Experience

CAFNR faculty and staff share their experiences as first-generation college students

First-generation students have unique experiences and challenges that shape how they navigate college. The University of Missouri is celebrating the journeys of students, faculty and staff, and encouraging the next generation of students who are the first in their family to complete a bachelor’s degree throughout the National First-Generation College Celebration Week. Mizzou defines a first-generation college student as one…

A Big Plan for a Small Berry

Andrew Thomas, research assistant professor in the Division of Plant Science and Technology, has received a Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) grant

Andrew Thomas has big plans for a small berry. Thomas, research assistant professor in the Division of Plant Science and Technology in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at the University of Missouri, has received a Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for the project Moving American Elderberry into Mainstream Production and…

Building Staying Power

Mobile meat processing training centers will address labor shortages within meat processing industry

With its land-grant mission, the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) is focused on research, teaching and Extension in an effort to improve the lives of Missourians. The Division of Animal Sciences will soon take that philosophy on the road with help from the Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA). Next year, CAFNR will send two…

Supporting Student Activities

MU Equine Program to host horse sale preview and silent auction on Nov. 6

Each November, the University of Missouri Equine Teaching Facility, part of the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) Division of Animal Sciences, offers a select group of horses for sale. All of the proceeds from the sale benefit the MU Equine Program, as well as support student activities at the facility. In preparation for the sale, the program…

Q&A with Mandy Bish

Bish is a Weed Science Extension Specialist and Integrated Pest Management Coordinator with the Agriculture and Environment Extension Program

What do you do in your current role with the University of Missouri? As an extension specialist, I assist with research and education efforts on weed management issues that affect Missouri row crop producers. In this role, no two days are the same. Monday may consist of filming an educational video on pesticide drift. Tuesday could be analyzing data. Wednesday…

Succeeding in a Team Setting

Team and Organizational Leadership course offers service learning opportunities

As part of the CAFNR Experience, undergraduate students in the College have the opportunity to gain real-world skills through hands-on learning. Those experiences are especially true in the Team and Organizational Leadership course (AG_ED_LD 2260) within the agricultural education degree program. Along with team-building exercises, students enrolled in the course participate in an important service learning component. Service learning is…