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Blackmore Named to CAFNR International Education Committee After Study Abroad Experience in Austria

Hanna Blackmore is now passionate about encouraging other CAFNR students to get outside the country and outside their comfort zone.

When she began her time at Mizzou, Hanna Blackmore had not considered studying abroad, but in a moment of boredom waiting outside of an animal sciences class, she wandered up to Shanon Dickerson at a CAFNR Study Abroad table. “She encouraged me to sign up but in the back of my mind I was like ‘that’s never going to happen,’”…

Leading Peace

CAFNR Alumnus Glenn Blumhorst, B.S. Ag ’85 and MPA ’87 has been chosen as president and CEO of the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA). NPCA is a national organization based in Washington, D.C. for those influenced by the Peace Corps experience, whose mission is “to connect and champion Peace Corps community members in ‘bringing the world home.’” Blumhorst became president…

Trans-Atlantic Honor

Plant Science researcher is honored in Nottingham

J. Perry Gustafson, adjunct professor in the Division of Plant Sciences, will be honored by the University of Nottingham, UK, with a glasshouse complex named in his honor.

Exchanging Ideas

MU Hosted Five African Scholars During Fall 2012

Five Faculty Exchange Program (FEP) scholars from Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania spent the Fall 2012 semester at MU. Prior to arriving in Columbia, the FEP scholars competed for the five positions among nearly 80 applicants. Once selected, they developed plans of work that outlined their professional objectives and goals for their 14 week stay in Columbia. While at MU, they…

Tom Johnson Receives Provost Award

Tom Johnson, professor of agricultural economics at the University of Missouri, was one of two recipients of the 2012 MU Provost’s Award for Leadership in International Education. The award recognize faculty who have provided outstanding leadership in strengthening MU’s international dimension. Johnson joined the MU faculty in 1997 as the Frank Miller Professor of Agricultural Economics. He accepted a joint…

Collaborating on a Global Scale

Meyers steps into international agriculture programs director role

CAFNR folk have always worked together to solve some of the most important issues of the day. Willi Meyers is helping to take these partnerships global.

Pedaling to New Heights

Alumni Profile

Mizzou Alum Prepares to “Cycle for the Summit”

CAFNR Alum Brent McCauley is about to embark on an expedition most would call crazy. McCauley and his friend Michael Hunter are about to climb the highest point in every state while cycling across the country. They’re using only their physical power to travel the 25,000-plus miles and climb each peak.