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Senior Spotlight: Taylor Nix

Nix will graduate with a degree in agricultural education

As a sophomore, Taylor Nix attended CAFNR’s Career Fair hoping to find an internship opportunity that would give her a chance to join a company within the agriculture industry. Nix found immediate success, serving as a practical farm research assistant for Becky’s Hybrids during the summer of 2020. It was her first exposure to research – something that she quickly…

Finding the Right Fit

As a former CAFNR Student Council president, Hailey Douglass encourages students to get involved

Growing up in a town of less than 1,600 people, Hailey Douglass said the thought of attending a university with more than 30,000 undergraduate students was somewhat intimidating. However, she said the immediate family feel she got from CAFNR eased her nerves. “I was honestly a bit scared of Mizzou because of how big it is,” Douglass said. “While I…

Senior Spotlight: Rachael Bagnell

Bagnell will graduate with a degree in agricultural education

When Rachael Bagnell chose the University of Missouri, she knew exactly what she wanted to study – agricultural education. A legacy student, Bagnell’s father and sister both received agricultural education degrees from Mizzou. It was a degree program that Bagnell, who chose the teacher certification route, knew she could find success with. “I was looking for a program that would…

Developing Educational Programs

AG_ED_LD 4340 course has given students the chance to connect with industry partners and develop educational programs

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) puts a priority on offering its students hands-on learning opportunities. Many of those opportunities come in the courses offered throughout CAFNR’s 14 degree programs. One of those courses, Designing and Delivering Educational/Leadership Programs (AG_ED_LD 4340), has given students the chance to connect with industry partners and develop educational…

Making the Most of Multiple Opportunities

Isaiah Massey's time at MU has been marked by involvement in numerous organizations, hands-on learning opportunities

Isaiah Massey built an impressive list of accomplishments as a member of the Troy Buchanan High School FFA chapter. There was little Massey didn’t participate in, eventually earning his American Degree – the highest degree in the National FFA Organization – and serving as the first vice president on the Missouri state officer team. While Massey’s successes continued throughout his…

Senior Spotlight: Quentin Carlyle

Carlyle will graduate with a degree in agricultural education

Quentin Carlyle knew he was going to get what he calls the “best of both worlds” when he came to the University of Missouri. Carlyle wanted the big college experience, as well as a faculty and staff who knew his name. He found that within the agricultural education degree program in the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources…

An Opportunity to Share Missouri Agriculture

Samantha Turner named director of communications for Missouri Soybean

When Samantha Turner first declared an agricultural education major within the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR), she was focused on educating future generations of agriculturists as a high school teacher. Once Turner got into the program and got more involved, she knew that agricultural education was the right path. However, she realized that instead…

Agriculture Education on the Move

CAFNR partners with Agriculture on the Move, a program of Missouri Farmers Care, for student training

Agriculture Education on the Move (AEOTM), a program of Missouri Farmers Care, began in 2011 as a way to bring free, hands-on agriculture education to third and fourth grade students throughout the state. John Tummons, an assistant teaching professor of agricultural education and leadership in the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) Division of Applied…

An Important Learning Tool

While following health and safety protocols, CAFNR hosts in-person CDEs for Missouri high school students

Each year, high school students from across the state travel to the University of Missouri to take part in the State FFA Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Career Development Events (CDEs). The MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) offers its expertise for these events, as faculty, staff and students lend a hand in setting up and running…

Senior Spotlight: Emily Brune

Brune will graduate with a degree in agricultural education

Growing up, the National FFA Organization played an important role in Emily Brune’s education. When she came to the University of Missouri, she knew that she wanted to choose a degree program that would allow her to give back to the organization that gave her so much. Brune settled on agricultural education with the goal of getting into teaching. She…