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Amplifying Agriculture

Amp'd Up Ag gives CAFNR couple the opportunity to help farmers with their operations

Larna Schnitker can’t help but smile. Sure, she just spent half a day rounding up cattle that somehow found their way into the wrong pasture, forcing her to miss lunch completely. Plus she’s trying keep life at home, in Middletown, Mo., organized as she prepares for an important business trip. As a business owner, Schnitker said she knows that some…

Senior Spotlight: Audrey Hannah

Hannah will graduate with a degree in agribusiness management

Audrey Hannah knew that she had multiple options when she chose to study at the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR). Hannah’s father is a farmer who also enjoys speculative trading, and Hannah said they spent a lot of time discussing both topics. Hannah’s enjoyment of numbers, plus her enriching discussions with her father, led…

Creating New Relationships

Agribusiness management degree program helped set up Allison Allan for her future

As a high school senior, Allison (Stiens) Allan knew she wanted to eventually work in the agriculture industry. When it came to finding the correct college fit, Allan had a couple different options – but an impactful visit to the University of Missouri sealed the deal. Allan chose the agribusiness management degree program after meeting with Joe Parcell, director of…

Taking a Leap of Faith

Claire Shipp was one of just 62 college students named a 2021 Truman Scholar

During her three years as a student in the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR), Claire Shipp has appreciated the opportunity to explore her passions. Those interests include agriculture, the environment and serving others. Last semester, Shipp found a course where all of those passions crossed paths. The Environmental Law, Policy, and Justice course, taught…

Senior Spotlight: Tanner and Sean Allen

Tanner and Sean Allen will graduate with degrees in agricultural systems technology and agribusiness management

As legacy students growing up in Columbia, Mo., the University of Missouri held a special place for twin brothers Sean and Tanner Allen. After four years at Mizzou, the brothers will walk away with degrees in agricultural systems technology (AST) and agribusiness management, as well as multiple memories from their time as Tigers. “We grew up in Columbia, so Mizzou…

Senior Spotlight: Dallas and Donell Kleiboeker

Dallas and Donell Kleiboeker will graduate with degrees in agribusiness management

Growing up on a beef farm in southwest Missouri, twin brothers Dallas and Donell Kleiboeker shared many of the same hobbies, friend groups and life experiences. Those shared interests, especially in agriculture, led them to the University of Missouri. While the two didn’t have any plans on both majoring in agribusiness management, that’s the degree program each brother chose. “We…

Senior Spotlight: Abby Schmidt

Schmidt will graduate with a degrees in plant sciences and agribusiness management

The Missouri 4-H organization instilled a strong passion for agriculture in Abby Schmidt. She took that passion to the University of Missouri, where she has double majored in plant sciences and agribusiness management. In all, Schmidt said she will graduate in May with nearly 160 credit hours. “It took a lot of organization to make it work, but because I…

Senior Spotlight: Dillon Linneman

Linneman will graduate with degrees in agricultural systems technology and agribusiness management

The University of Missouri held a special place for Dillon Linneman growing up, as he and his family spent plenty of time in Columbia watching the Tiger football and basketball teams. He also made the trek to Columbia multiple times a years through FFA. When Linneman’s senior year of high school rolled around, Mizzou was the easy choice. Not only…

Senior Spotlight: Rhiannen Schneider

Schneider will graduate with a degree in agribusiness management

While Rhiannen Schneider didn’t grow up on a farm, she did grow up in a rural community and got connected to agriculture through the National FFA Organization. It was actually a conversation with an FFA acquaintance at Mizzou that led Schneider to change her major to a CAFNR degree program during her freshman year, specifically to agribusiness management. “Most of…

Q&A With Regan Ragsdale

Ragsdale is a senior in agribusiness management

Why did you decide to come to the University of Missouri and major in agribusiness management? What do you enjoy about the program itself? The field of study? Attending the University of Missouri and studying in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources was always a no-brainer in my eyes. The diverse campus, phenomenal staff and opportunities to grow…