Leading the Way


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Looking to Solve What's Next

CAFNR is changing the core components of society that impact what we eat, where we live and how we’ll face tomorrow. Our innovative research spans the globe, blending traditional and high-tech agricultural science, food and natural resource policy; directly impacting our future, from animal and human health breakthroughs, to regenerative agriculture practices and food safety.

Programs of Distinction

CAFNR’s Programs of Distinction represent the top areas of expertise in our College and exemplify CAFNR’s Drive to Distinction. They demonstrate how CAFNR is addressing challenges facing Missouri agriculture and natural resources.

Our Research Impact

Changing Core Components of Society


refereed publications annually

$64 million +

CAFNR is a perennial campus leader in research expenditures

14,000 acres

Missouri Agricultural Experiment Station (MOAES) extends CAFNR research to almost 14,000 acres across the state

Student Research

Take Your Curiosity To The Next Level

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Undergraduate Research

CAFNR’s research affects every part of our lives – health, environment, food and much more. Undergraduate students can work alongside researchers who are discovering tomorrow’s solutions.


Graduate Research

From bioinformatics and genomics to biochemistry and natural resources, graduate students throughout the College develop the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in a career in research, industry, extension or academia.

Sharing Resources

Extending Our Research

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Facilities & Centers

Our facilities offer resources including instrumentation, services and space for all types of research.

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Agricultural Experiment Station

The Missouri Agricultural Experiment Station (MOAES) extends CAFNR research. MOAES has a storied history of major impacts in advancing science in agriculture, food and natural resources — locally, nationally and globally.

Research Features & Accolades

Research Updates

Stay up to date with CAFNR Research by checking out our research digest newsletter or read the latest issue of the Road to Discovery Magazine.