Month: October 2016

Students from around the nation converge on KC for annual agriculture leader conference

Agriculture Future of America (AFA), an annual agriculture leader conference that has touched the lives of 13,000 young leaders, will celebrate its 20th anniversary this fall. Over the years, students from 150 different majors studying at 200 different colleges and universities from…

CAFNR provides real world business and laboratory experiences

Editor’s Note: This is part one of a three-part series highlighting various businesses and services within the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at the University of Missouri that provide job opportunities for students.  > Tiger Garden Tiger Garden and…

Green Dot Day aims to prevent violence on campus

As freshmen arrive at the University of Missouri, education against sexual violence is already happening. They may have seen green dot posters at bus stops or classrooms across campus and around Columbia urging MU students not be silent bystanders. Kim…

New ambulatory facility under construction for MU veterinary school

The ability for MU professors of veterinary medicine and students to make on-farm visits will soon improve. The University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine has a new building under construction that will serve as an ambulatory facility. This facility will…

DNR Director presents public lecture Oct. 5 as Executive-in-Residence program celebrates 20 years

Director of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources Sarah Parker Pauley is the 50th visiting professional for the Executive-in-Residence program sponsored by the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR), and will be on campus Oct. 5-6, 2016. “[Pauley]…

Alums offer tales of unique experiences as CAFNR students

Many students have found their passions and reached their career goals thanks to guidance from faculty and staff in the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) and the variety of opportunities available. With 15 degree areas, 24…

Reactions mixed to effectiveness of MU Connect

In the fall of 2014, the University of Missouri introduced a new system — MU Connect — to improve communication among students, professors and advisers. MU Connect is a “one-stop shop that connects students to support offices and individuals who…

MU doctoral student develops a two-in-one breakfast with coffee cereal

A University of Missouri doctoral student developed Coffee Cereal, a breakfast unlike any other. Coffee Cereal was created in Normal, Illinois, and was founded by Andrew Gillespie, company president, and Anthony Galassi, the vice president, who are physics students at MU. Years of study…

New faces in CAFNR academic programs office

New faces fill the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) academic programs office, as the staffing of three important roles changed over the summer months. Bryan Garton, associate dean and director of CAFNR Academic Programs, said hiring three…

Missouri forests have positive impact on state economy

One of the unsung heroes of the Missouri agricultural economy is the forestry industry, which contributes $7.3 billion annually to the state’s economy, according to the Missouri Forest Product Association. The Missouri timber industry is among the strongest in the…

FarmScape brings farm fun to the city

Farm animals, tractors and farmers filled the St. Louis Ballpark Village on the evening of Saturday, Sept. 17. While throngs of people filtered through on their way to Busch Stadium to enjoy a ballgame, many stopped to talk with the…

CAFNR centers and farms are integral to teaching and research

A calf at the Foremost Dairy Farm.

Farmland and livestock may not be the first things that come to mind when you think of the University of Missouri. Often the only thing that differentiates any of the 13 MU teaching and research facilities from a private farm,…

State Fair continues to draw thousands, boost Sedalia economy

The 2016 Missouri State Fair was held during Aug. 11-21 in Sedalia, Missouri, as it has been for over a century, continuing to allow people from throughout the state and across the country to enjoy themselves while learning about agriculture.…