Colton Spencer, son of Jim and Janella Spencer, has been selected to receive a $2,000 scholarship from the Mizzou Ag Alumni Association. A native of Aurora, Spencer is entering his sophomore year at Mizzou as an Agriculture Education major. Spencer is active in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) Ambassador program and the CAFNR True Tigers where he serves as President.

“Ever since I was old enough to say Mizzou, I have wanted to attend the University of Missouri. I am the 28th member of my family to attend Mizzou, so I hold great pride and am extremely blessed to be able to experience my collegiate academic career through CAFNR and Mizzou,” Spencer said.

The MU Ag Alumni Association provided $60,000 in scholarship money to thirty CAFNR upper-class students for the 2017-2018 academic year. The association also funded over $25,000 in teaching and educational enhancements for the College’s students, faculty and staff in the last year.

The University of Missouri Ag Alumni Association and its Board of Directors is dedicated to the goals and traditions of the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR). With 3,300 members, the association provides student scholarships and funding for student academic and professional development programs. Alumni members assist in recruiting future CAFNR students and serve as mentors for current students. CAFNR alumni interested in joining the Ag Alumni Association can find more information at