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Plant Sciences Degree Helps CAFNR Alum Connect with Producers

Charlie Ebbesmeyer puts his plant sciences degree to use each day through his job with MFA Incorporated

Working on his neighbor’s row crop farm as a high school student, Charlie Ebbesmeyer developed an interest in plant sciences. Coming to the University of Missouri and majoring in plant sciences turned that interest into a passion. Ebbesmeyer earned his plant sciences degree, with an emphasis in crop management, from the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR)…

A ‘Mind-Blowing’ Experience

Chloe Dobson is participating in a unique virtual international internship with Camerata Salzburg, an internationally-renowned chamber orchestra

When Chloe Dobson arrived at the University of Missouri in 2017, her declared major was political science. Dobson said she was hoping to eventually attend law school. A Thomas Rhett concert at Mizzou changed all of that. Dobson signed up as event staff for the concert, which took place in late 2017. After working the entire event, Dobson switched her…

Gaining a New Perspective

Abigail Turner has gained valuable insights through study abroad experiences

The day after Abigail Turner graduated from high school she jumped on an airplane and flew to Australia with the encouragement of her parents, who love to travel. Turner grew up in Brookfield, Mo., a town of less than 4,500 people, and the trip to Australia was her first foray into international travel. It wouldn’t be her last. Turner, a…

Going Global (Virtually)

Go Global! campaign preparing students for future study abroad experiences and virtual internships

Being adaptable is a major role for a director of study abroad at a university. Directors deal with program changes, passports that need updated at the last minute and students who miss their flights, among with many other important matters. Shanon Dickerson understands that serving as CAFNR director of study abroad requires her to think outside of the box quite…

An Educational Experience

Robert Sites earns inaugural MU Study Abroad Teaching Excellence Award for Thailand Study Abroad program

For 14 straight years, Robert Sites has led University of Missouri students to Thailand for an educational study abroad experience focused on biodiversity and conservation. The 3-week program, which takes place over winter break, coincides with Thailand’s dry season – the best time of the year to be in the country for biodiversity and conservation projects. When Sites, a professor…

Collaboration at its Finest

CAFNR teams up with MoSoy, Missouri Corn

Collaboration is at the center of the mission of the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. A recent study abroad trip to Argentina showcased that collaboration and its importance. MU Extension specialists Ray Massey and Ryan Milhollin led a group of 10 students who traveled to Argentina to learn more about the agricultural landscape. Representatives from…

Ciao From Italy

Students get cultural inspiration, gain valuable experience by studying abroad in Italy

This summer students and Dr. Mauro Palmero visited Florence, Italy, from June 5 through July 14, as part of a study abroad program. The host, Florence University of Arts, and its faculty and staff extended their warm hospitality to the group. They were professional, knowledgeable and helpful. When the group had any need, they went above and beyond to accommodate…

A Friendship Across the Atlantic

Stevens visiting CAFNR exchange students in France this fall

When former CAFNR study abroad director Roy Robinson left last year, Cheryl Stevens, administrative assistant, academic programs, and Bryan Garton, associate dean and director, academic programs, became the interim study abroad officers. Stevens quickly found herself corresponding heavily via email with the five exchange students who soon arrived from Toulouse, France. Eventually, all of those emails developed into a close…

Frequent Flyer

CAFNR alum travels the world for work and play

CAFNR alum Andrea Woolverton has travelled the globe pursuing both her profession and her passion.

Rolling With the Earthquake

Study abroad students grab shovels to help after New Zealand disaster

Roy Robinson, CAFNR study abroad director, is always proud of how flexible his students are when studying in foreign countries.

He’s particularly proud of his students who, not 24 hours on the ground in New Zealand, grabbed shovels to help in the aftermath of a major earthquake.