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Go beyond the classroom with CAFNR! Hands-on learning is central to the education students receive in all 14 CAFNR degree programs. CAFNR encourages each student to complete a “signature experience.” This is part of the college’s “RISE” initiative: Research, International, Service Learning and Experiential Learning. Of course, you don’t have to stop at one – you’re welcome to participate in many signature experiences as you can fit into your time at Mizzou! Read more about these RISE signature experiences by category.


First-Generation Student Spotlight: Brooke Weiler Discovery Fellows program jumpstarted Brooke Weiler's interest in research
Growing His Writing Portfolio Joe Butler's job with Gardener's Path allows him to combine his two passions – plants and writing


Making Valuable Connections Grace Anderson has gained incredible hands-on learning experiences through Tiger Garden
A Global Experience CAFNR welcomed two students from Ecole d’Ingénieurs de PURPAN this year – Anne-Fleur Le Segretain du Patis and Domitille Tissier

Service Learning 

Bringing Joy One Pumpkin at a Time MU Agronomy Club donated pumpkins to groups in Columbia
Immersed in the Outdoors Natural resource science and management degree program has helped Lisette Perez connect people to the outdoors

Experiential Learning 

Honoring Decades of Tradition Ryan Chapski, who plays trombone, is in his second year as a member of Marching Mizzou
A Rewarding Experience Rachel Alvarez, who plays sousaphone, is in her third year as a member of Marching Mizzou