Month: May 2013

Robotic milking machine could revolutionize dairy farming

A dairy farm on the outskirts of Okawville, Ill., has adopted a technology that has revolutionized traditional dairy farming.  Elm Farms, Inc., is a family farm owned and operated by Norbert Hasheider and his daughter Michelle Hasheider-Burianek. A few years…

‘Traveling Aggie’ to spend summer in Mozambique

Breanne Brammer was eagerly awaiting her summer travels with a Mozambique visa, updated immunization records and a pre-packed suitcase. Brammer is a sophomore science and agricultural journalism major at the University of Missouri. She also is an international agriculture minor,…

Division clubs unite for picnic and planning

Shorts, sandals, sunshine and free barbecued pork! The Division of Applied Social Sciences held the first DASS Clubs Spring Picnic. The event was held Monday, May 6, at Stephens Lake Gordon Shelter. DASS is the Division of Applied Social Sciences…

Editorial: Importance of music education

The day that I decided to play the clarinet was one of the most important and fateful days of my life. As a 10 year old who tried every sport and afterschool activity but had yet to excel, it seemed…

Let me introduce you to your meat; students learn beef facts

There’s a cow in Lowry Mall? As students walked across Lowry Mall May 8, they may have noticed a cow, booths of information about beef and a station to purchase rib eye sandwiches. The Mizzou Collegiate Cattlewomen and Boone County…

Commentary: Remember the lives of those who have gone before

“Never forget the importance of history. To know nothing of what happened before you took your place on earth, is to remain a child for ever and ever.”  – Unknown   On Memorial Day many headstones were before me. A church…

Annual plant sale is a sure sign of spring

Although Missouri might not know it, spring is here and it’s time to plant vegetable and flower gardens for the oncoming summer season. Tiger Garden, located in the Agriculture Science Building, had its annual Warm Season Sale on May 1…

Sen. Roy Blunt set to speak at commencement May 18

With spring here, graduation is just around the corner – a week away, to be more precise. The CAFNR Academic Programs Office has been preparing for the ceremony, and students have been preparing for what comes after graduation. Before graduating,…

Freshman year in review – lessons learned

It is the end of the beginning for Alex Jenkins and Colt Cumpton as their freshman year at MU comes to a close. A record breaking number of freshmen entered MU.  Now most, like Jenkins and Cumpton, will continue to…

Higgins follows family tradition as Marching Mizzou drum major

University of Missouri student Chris Higgins was destined to become a music educator.  Influenced by his father, a high school band director, and two older brothers who would also become music educators, Higgins has been surrounded by music his entire…

Humans vs Zombies is serious fun and games

I still hear the screams, the clash of feet from pursuing zombies and the persistant will of humans who struggle to survive.  A zombie apocalypse has come and gone at Mizzou.  Few humans remain after the onslaught of zombies who…

Chapman’s mission is to eradicate the alien species he introduced

They are the aliens invading our nation: feeding off natives, destroying homelands and consuming everything in their path. Spreading like wildfire throughout the country, their numbers are increasing rapidly, as they seek farther and farther reaches. Equipped with a net,…

CAFNR stars shine at annual Celebration of Excellence

Every spring CAFNR hosts an event called the Celebration of Excellence that honors faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends who have made an impact within the agricultural community. Two hundred alumni come from all over the state to celebrate in…