Month: November 2012

Editorial: The lone cup effect

Eating is an important social aspect of campus dining. A fact that many University of Missouri students pick up on quickly.  Everyone has varied opinions on which dining hall is better than others, but most would agree that a basic…

Editorial: Rethinking the food landscape

Community food systems are redefining agriculture within the U.S. Thinking local instead of global is influencing the way we purchase and the way we eat. How far goods have traveled and the interaction between producers and consumers are becoming important…

Editorial: Consumers should have no fear of GMOs

Sitting in the cab of my family John Deere tractor, all I see is a small plant standing two meters high. This mighty plant is covered with fine brown hairs, surrounding the pod, stems, and leaves. The seed shows signs…

Agricultural Economics professor is man of many talents

Raised on a hog farm in Sigourney, Iowa, Joe Parcell, agricultural economics professor at MU, decided to step away from his agricultural roots and study mathematics at the University of Northern Iowa After finishing his undergrad in mathematics, however, Parcell…

Black Friday brings savings, but at what costs

Extravagant Thanksgiving meals are often not the only thing being planned for this long holiday weekend. Families often pull out weekly advertisements from stores and surf the web, scouting for the best deals on Black Friday.  Some balance their checkbooks,…

Mizzou goes green

Many Americans are concerned about leading a more sustainable life and conserving our resources to leave a better world for future generations. When large businesses and organizations get involved in the cause, it makes a big impact. The sustainability buzz…

CAFNR Career Fair helps students take the next step

Professional dress and students nervously fidgeting with portfolios containing resumes could only mean one thing- the CAFNR Career Fair had finally arrived. Palms were sweaty, hopes were high and minds were racing as thoughts of future employment filled the brains…

Helena Kooi lives a life of leadership

Many college students are motivated to get involved in activities, but few are able to accomplish what Helena Kooi has done in her past three years at MU. Kooi is a senior journalism and international studies major from Tucson, Ariz.…

Welcome break can’t come soon enough for some

For students at the University of Missouri the past 12 weeks have been filled with classes, assignments and exams. Finally, the week of Nov. 19, everyone will have a break from studying, homework and extracurricular activities. Thanksgiving Break gives everyone…

‘Pioneer Women’ jump full force into agriculture

A stimulating day was planned for the Pioneer Women’s conference. Attendees, all women who excel at their work in agriculture, gathered on Friday, Nov. 9, at the Capital West Christian Event Center in Jefferson City. This conference was organized by…

Leader in plant genetics discusses processes used to improve grape production

A calm crowd congregated in the Monsanto Auditorium Wednesday, Oct. 3, as speaker Dennis Gray, Ph.D. of the University of Florida, began his presentation on the genetic engineering of grapes and development of intragenic varieties. Gray, a biologist at the…