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Gratitude: An Update of Advancement Efforts Especially for Alumni, Friends and Donors of CAFNR
Greetings from the Dean
Dean Tom Payne
Much has happened on campus in the past several weeks. Some of the events have left us frustrated, some angered. Administrative changes have occurred and I feel MU will continue to be great and become even greater from what we have learned. MU has provided 176 years of great education and service to Missouri, our nation and the world for that matter, and will continue to do the same into the future.

Our CAFNR students and faculty were among the first to hold forums on diversity and inclusion in the days following the unrest on campus this fall. Hard questions were asked and now we have the right people working to build a smarter and stronger Mizzou. I thank you for your feedback and welcome continued dialogue with you. Your comments have helped us focus on what is truly important to remain the institution that has made you proud. Now it’s time to reflect on all the positive things of the year, revel in our accomplishments and finalize our goals for the coming year.

CAFNR’s faculty are making great headlines, as they have in the 145-year history of our College. As always, we continue to attract the best and brightest students. In this issue we highlight a former and current CAFNR student who have benefitted from your generosity through scholarships and how their college careers prepared them to make an impact on society. You will also find an update on the research and extension activities at our Bradford Research Center and its vision for the future.

It is your support that makes CAFNR the strongest college at Mizzou.

I wish you and yours a wonderful holiday and new year.


Dean Payne Signature
Tom Payne
Vice Chancellor and Dean
Campaign for CAFNR
Campaign for CAFNR (click to read)
A Note from CAFNR's Campaign Chairman
Chuck Brazeale I was proud to be on campus in October, as an alum and as chair of CAFNR’s Campaign Committee, to be a part of the kickoff of the Mizzou: Our Time to Lead $1.3 billion comprehensive campaign. The CAFNR Campaign Committee met and helped Dean Tom Payne and Darcy Wells set CAFNR’s goal at $100 million. Read the rest of the note from Chuck Brazeale.
Recognizing Scholarship Donors (click to read)
CAFNR looks to grow scholarships to $1.5 million by 2020.
Message in a Bottle (click to read)
Dr. Wamwari Waichungo, Vice President, Global Scientific and Regulatory Affairs at The Coca-Cola Company, served as CAFNR’s 48th Reich Executive-in-Residence Oct. 20-21. During her visit, she shared her expertise in Food Science and Marketing classes and with leadership students from across campus.

Learn more about CAFNR's Executive-in-Residence program.
Broader Horizons for Bradford (click to read)
Events, research collaborations, focus on sustainability, lead to impact on local community — and beyond.
Making an Impact
A Circle of Giving (click to read)
CAFNR graduate Rodney Fink and wife Bertha established the Rodney and Bertha Fink Opportunities for International Women Scholarship in 2014. Little did they know they would have such a meaningful connection with one of the first scholarship recipients.
A Craving for Research (click to read)
Alan McClure of Patric Chocolates has been named the first recipient of the Milton Bailey Graduate Student Support Fund, allowing him to delve deep into the science of flavor chemistry.
Don't Miss!
CAFNR Ag Unlimited: February 13, 2016
Monticello Society Brunch: April 30, 2016
Tiger Ag Classic: September 16, 2016
Scholarship Dinner (formerly Luncheon): October 20, 2016
Monticello Society
Monticello Society Brunch (click to read)
Richard Spener, Toni Armstrong share experiences photographing Missouri's wilderness at annual brunch.

View 2014–15 Monticello Society Membership
With Gratitude
Thank you for all you do to support CAFNR. If you would still like to make a year-end gift, please visit our giving page.
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