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Past and Present CAFNR Students Learn and Grow at the Missouri State Fair

Since 1901, the Missouri State Fair has been ‘Where Traditions Grow,’ and CAFNR students have also grown their skills and network at the yearly ‘ag family reunion’

The fairgrounds in Sedalia become a summer home to youth livestock exhibitors, agriculture education teachers, and agriculture industry professionals for 11 days each year. For many Missouri State Fair participants, CAFNR also has been a part of their life and their fair experience both inside and outside of the Mizzou Central building. For Clint Bailey, rising senior majoring in agriculture…

On Call for the Drought

CAFNR experts work to alleviate drought effects, help farmers prepare for next season

The drought and its effects on agriculture have been at the forefront of public discussion this season. In July, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack declared all of Missouri’s 114 counties primary natural disaster areas. Some parts of the state have experienced the hottest temperatures and driest conditions in the last 118 years. While temperatures have cooled and parts of the…

Championship Oink!

The MU Independent Aggies support Missouri kids hoping for a career in ag

To support Missouri youth involved in agriculture, the Independent Aggies, a student group at the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, purchased Missouri’s 2009 champion hog for $19,000.