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Livestock Legacy

Everett Forkner to be inducted into prestigious Saddle & Sirloin Portrait Gallery

As a student in the then-College of Agriculture at the University of Missouri in the late ‘50s and early ‘60s, Everett Forkner was able to attend an international competition in Chicago as part of the Mizzou livestock judging team. There he saw the Saddle & Sirloin portrait gallery for the first time. “I was really impressed,” Forkner said of seeing…

Celebrating Excellence

SNR students, faculty, staff and alumni honored at awards banquet

On Tuesday, Nov. 6, students, faculty, staff and alumni of the School of Natural Resources were honored at the 2018 SNR Awards Banquet. This was the second year for the event, which recognizes excellence in service, advising, research and teaching. Shibu Jose, director of SNR, spoke at the event and presented the awards. Those honored on Nov. 6 included: Mark…

Honoring Alumni & Friends

CAFNR alumni and friends recognized at annual Celebration of Excellence awards ceremony

Each spring at the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Celebration of Excellence, the Ag Alumni Association recognizes alumni and friends for dedication to their industry, to the College and to Mizzou. This year’s event was held Friday, April 7, at Reynolds Alumni Center. Alumni awards include Citation of Merit, Honorary Membership to the MU Ag Alumni Association, True…

Linking Two Worlds

Hospitality management graduate uses ag background with NAFB

In the early 1970s, a group of hotel and restaurant managers from across the state identified a strong need for educated graduates in the field. They brought the idea of a program to the university, and after approaching several academic units on campus, the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources agreed to house it. The relationship that formed has become…

A Legacy of Hospitality

Three generations of the Bond family reflect on their commitment to the industry and to MU

Denny Bond (B.A. ’67, B.S. ’68, M.Ed. ’69, U.S. Army Military Science ’69) smiles as he remembers the early days of his career – the days after returning home from Vietnam and deciding what career to pursue. He recalls the days of working as a front desk manager at the Muehlbach Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri, checking in guests and hanging…

Engaging Alumni

CAFNR Office of Academic Programs focused on working with alumni

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Office of Academic Programs is focused on recruiting strong high school students and providing them with the opportunities to succeed – not only in the classroom but once they enter the workforce. The CAFNR Office of Academic Programs welcomed three new hires in August of last year – Matt…

A Call from Home

Former animal sciences graduate student takes on new administrative role in her native South Dakota 

Kristi Cammack remembers the balloons. Black and gold. They were all over her office in the Animal Sciences Research Center when she opened the door following a ’03 home victory by the University of Missouri football team over one of its former Big 12 Conference foes, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. “I was usually wearing my Big Red stuff just to get…

CAFNR Grad’s Photographs Show Love of Farming

Donated corneas give Tyler Mudd a vision for the future

University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources graduate Tyler Mudd sees farming through a different lens. He photographs everyday farm events with a keen eye for detail and lighting. Mudd wasn’t always able to see the beauty of the land tilled by four generations of Mudd farmers in Monroe County. He spent his freshman year of high…

Show-Me Hospitality

Two CAFNR graduates have spent their careers making Columbia a welcoming place to stay

In January 2015, USA Today ranked Columbia, Missouri, as the No. 2 spot for a “dynamite daytrip.” Two hospitality management graduates have been crucial in creating the city’s fun and relaxed personality that earned such a high rating. Currently serving as the director and sales manager at the Columbia Convention and Visitor’s Bureau respectively, Amy Schneider (’00) and Beth Mead…

Investing in the Future

Alumnus finds many ways to help CAFNR students prosper during college and after

It may have been 54 years ago, but Dudley and Virgie Alexander still remember what it was like to be a newlywed couple with an infant son when Dudley was finishing up his master’s degree at the University of Missouri. They were able to get by through a scholarship given by the College of Agriculture (as it was known then).…