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After Hours: A Refreshing Project

Mizzou SAIFD creating gingerbread houses for Ronald McDonald House Charities

The University of Missouri Student American Institute of Floral Designers (SAIFD) puts their artistic flair into every project that they partake in. The club is also focused on giving back to the community. That artistic flair has been in overdrive during the club’s most recent project, a special one for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mid-Missouri. The annual Build…

Art in Ag

Floral design students represent CAFNR at Visual Art and Design Showcase

A few times per year, floral design instructor Lesleighan Kraft Cravens (B.S. ’13, M.S. ’15) takes a group of students to Baisch and Skinner, a wholesale floral distributor in St. Louis. Students assist in production of floral arrangements in a real-world, high-pressure environment. It was during one of these trips when she received the email. “I was just through the…

A Part of the CAFNR Culture

South Farm Showcase celebrates its 10th anniversary on Oct. 1

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources South Farm Research Center conducts a variety of research – from swine to turf – on its nearly 1,500 acres of land. More than 10 years ago, CAFNR Vice Chancellor and Dean Tom Payne put together a team to find the best way to showcase the assortment of projects…

A Man Dedicated to His Work

Robert K. Schattgen built a loyal customer base as a florist

Robert K. Schattgen was always dedicated to his craft. Robert, who graduated from the University of Missouri in 1971 with a degree in horticulture, served the Columbia community as a retail florist for more than 40 years. “Robert loved his work,” Sharon Ford Schattgen, Robert’s wife, said. “He enjoyed serving and supporting his customers – and he had a large…

A Business in Bloom

Student-run flower shop celebrates tenth birthday

In its tenth year, Tiger Garden, the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ student-operated floral business, continues to thrive. The shop will celebrate this milestone with a week of events and sales. Since its beginning, students have operated nearly every aspect of Tiger Garden. They do it all, from designing bouquets and arranging flowers to tracking finances to caring…