Category: CAFNR

O’Brien brings pure belief in CAFNR to new recruitment-event position

A new position in the CAFNR Office of Academic Programs aims to bring more focus to student recruitment for the college. Tara O’Brien, from Elsberry, Missouri, was selected to become the college’s Student Recruitment and Event Specialist. O’Brien wanted to…

New communications option brings more flexibility to agricultural education and leadership degree

A degree with the word education in its name would logically lead a graduate into a teaching career … right? However, the Agricultural Education degree in the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources offers more than one career…

Fayette teen creates honey of a business as beekeeper

Devastated by the loss of one of his beehives this past winter, 16-year-old Fayette, Missouri, student, Jonathan Ebbesmeyer showed no sign of losing hope when it came to harvesting and selling his first batch of locally made honey bee products.…

Old-world charm is just across the river in Hermann

The leaves are changing to hues of golden yellow, burnt orange, and fire red as you stroll downtown across the worn brick sidewalks to your next destination. The bright red trolley with grape and vine accents glides across the street…

FFA continues to inspire CAFNR student Sydnee Mason

Dedicated, inspiring, and goal-oriented are three words Sydnee Mason’s high school FFA adviser Tyler Burgin would use to describe her. “She leads by example and never asks someone to do something that she is not willing to do herself,” Burgin…

Litton legacy of leadership lives on

Chillicothe Charolais rancher, Mizzou Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity brother, Missouri Democratic politician, and a potential future United States President: Jerry Litton did it all. But, the world would never know what could have been. A plane crash 43 years ago…

CAFNR volleyball tournament was a ‘ball’

On Monday, Sept. 30, the College of Agricultural Food and Natural Resources held its annual Mud Volleyball Tournament. The University of Missouri South Research Farm hosted the event with 22 teams from 18 different clubs competing. It was the most…

CAFNR Week 2019 ends in the warm glow of the annual bonfire

Students and alumni mingled under the pavilion at the University of Missouri Bradford Research Center. Behind them, students competed on a full obstacle course while live country music hummed in the background. To the side of the pavilion, a fire…

Food insecurity service day inspires Missouri teen to act local

Aly Francis attends the Missouri State Fair to show swine and sheep every year. In 2018, she assisted with the FFA Food Insecurity Service Day. More than 100,000 child-friendly meals were packaged that day. Before leaving for the fair, the…

Missouri pecan producers feel impact of long season of flooding

Thousands of sandbags were filled and stacked, homes were evacuated and water filled the streets. Paul Manson, a local pecan farmer, had never seen such devastation. “The water was just so slow going through that no oxygen was available for…

Fall Round-up provides opportunities for students to connect and build relationships

MFA Incorporated Plaza on the University of Missouri campus buzzed as more than 100 College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources students made their way through the booths of college services, clubs and organizations. Thirty-one groups set up tables to…

Annual event brings a little taste of Germany to downtown Columbia

Visitors to the Gunter Hans’ seventh annual Oktoberfest celebration, held Sept. 30 – Oct. 5 in downtown Columbia, enjoyed authentic German beers, games and music. Servers in traditional dress, a liter-holding contest, beer-soaked bratwursts and Oktoberfest-themed German entertainment were all…

Marching Mizzou director fulfilling dream of a lifetime

A hush settles over the practice field as Marching Mizzou comes to attention. Sweat drips down each members’ forehead in the 90-degree heat as they strive to stand, still as statues, and prepare to begin their halftime performance. With the…

International students share their cultures at annual welcome party

“Increasing global competence, understanding and partnership” is the core of Missouri International Student Council’s mission statement, and the International Welcome Party provided cultural knowledge for all who attended. MISC sponsors the party every year, as international students from all over…

Ag education centers around the state hope to inspire young people to purse careers in agriculture

There is a “talent shortage” in agriculture with more career opportunities and fewer young people pursuing those careers, according to the AgGrad website. Agricultural education centers are popping up around Missouri with a goal of increasing awareness and providing education…

Callaway County businesswoman is a beacon of success

The lobby of Central Crop Insurance Services is full of customers, patiently waiting and enjoying a nice lunch at their yearly open house, where customers come and sign their policy, agreeing to it for the year. Brenda Hibbard meets her…

CP editorial: Is organic produce worth the extra cost?

Your local grocery store serves as a battlefield for an advertising war in which producers fight for the attention of the consumer. Down every aisle, there are more products than anyone would care to count, and each one uses different…

New Music Ensemble brings student composers’ works to life

The future of symphonic music is being composed every day in the University of Missouri Music Composition Department. On Sunday, Dec. 2, the New Music Ensemble performed at Whitmore Recital Hall on Mizzou’s campus. The event was co-sponsored by the…

Study abroad director creates connections at home and abroad

Finding a home away from home can be difficult, but for Shanon Dickerson, traveling abroad is as comfortable as working in her office in 2-64 of the Agriculture Building on the MU campus.   Dickerson describes her primary role as…

Floral design program is blooming with success

Sowing seeds for a successful program, Lesleighan Cravens is working to make huge strides for the floral program at the University of Missouri. “This program is all encompassing for the floral industry, you can really get a lot out of…