Luke Smith (left) and Aidan Dowdney (right), junior biochemistry majors, are both Bryant Scholars. Photo courtesy of Aidan Dowdney.
Student organizations cheer with their handmade signs at the U.S. Farm Report taping.
Sam Tummons represented the Missouri FFA Association at the Missouri State Fair. Tummons was joined by fellow MU students (from left to right: Zoe Engelbrecht, Elsie Kigar, and Anna Eitel) representing other youth programs. Photo by Genevieve Howard.
The MU Animal Sciences Quadrathlon team took home the gold at the ASAS National Meeting for the second year in a row. From left to right: Aliyah Luntsford, Catriona Chew, Dr. Bryon Wiegand, Caleigh Grote, Alexia Sweiger. Photo courtesy of Dr. Bryon Wiegand.
CAFNR Agribusiness Managment Alumni Maria Kuhns was recently named Executive Director of the Hannibal Regional Development Council. Photo courtesy of Maria Kuhns.
Seventeen high school students from across Missouri attended the Academy.
Financial Planning Academy students presented a financial plan for an imaginary couple based on what they learned during the week. Photo courtesy of Dr. Andrew Zumwalt.
Life Sciences Quest students studied caloric intake in a food science and nutrition lab.
After finding a passion for agriculture in high school through the National FFA Organization, Bailey Henry was incredibly involved during her time at MU, especially with Block and Bridle and the Swine Club. She helped coordinate the Steers and Stripes Cattle Show (pictured here, second from left) and was also active with the Chi Alpha campus ministry. Photo courtesy of Bailey Henry.
Eric Aldrich (pictured), Fang Wang and Xinhao Xu have combined their expertise in meteorology, virtual and augmented reality, and mixed-reality-based learning environments to help students gain a deeper understanding of mid-latitude cyclones, which are complicated systems that help drive most of the stormy and severe weather in the continental United States.
Take some time out of your summer break and learn something new with University of Missouri’s Life Sciences Quest program! Life Sciences Quest is a free summer academy for students interested in agriculture and how it impacts our daily lives.
Dorian Giles, a 2016 CAFNR graduate, serves in numerous roles across the sports industry. He is the manager of long-time friend Charles Harris, a defensive end with the Detroit Lions, and worked with Moses Moody, a first round draft pick of the Golden State Warriors, during the Warriors’ championship season (2021-22). Giles currently serves as a consultant to two technology companies, too. He is also the basketball director with Humble Over Hype, a nonprofit focused on making changes through the spiritual development of athletes. It’s a lot to juggle but Giles said he enjoys the freedom that comes with each of his roles. Photo courtesy of Dorian Giles.
When Kaija Caldwell first arrived at the University of Missouri she wasn’t sure where her interest in animals was going to take her. Caldwell left Mizzou in 2020 with an animal sciences degree and the equine science and management certificate. She had also found a passion for horses. Photo courtesy of Kaija Caldwell.
One of the more unique CAFNR study abroad opportunities is a summer program in Austria, which allows students to tailor an internship experience to their interest area. The first half of the program, which is offered through Salzburg College, prepares students for the international working environment they will eventually experience during their internship. CAFNR had four students participate in the Austria study abroad program last year – from left to right, Armana Gusewelle, Grayson Alexander, Matt Donzelli and Ellen Phillips. Photo courtesy of Salzburg College.
After earning their animal sciences degrees, sticking around Columbia was an easy decision for the couple. Both Hartke and Wendell were extremely interested in becoming veterinarians and had heard great things about the program at MU, so they jumped at the chance to apply to the College of Veterinary Medicine. Both were accepted and are now just a semester away from earning their DVMs. They recently took their boards, too. Photo courtesy of Anna Hartke and Mark Wendell.
Students in the PRST 3400 course (Sport and Recreation Marketing) helped with numerous facets of the Sophie Cunningham Classic, from early marketing strategies to helping with actual game day activities. The students also worked closely with Cunningham (pictured second from the left) and her family. Photo courtesy of Michelle Brimecombe.
A capstone course within the food science and nutrition degree program, the Food Product Development (F_S 4970) class allows students to integrate the various disciplines of food science to create new food products. This semester, students were tasked with creating a Kansas City-style barbeque sauce, which is typically sweeter in nature. That food product focus wasn’t random – Sonja Derboven, licensing director at the University of Missouri, asked Andrew Clarke, an associate professor, if there would be an interest in having the students take on such a project before the semester began, with the goal of potentially taking one sauce to market in the future.