Month: December 2013

An unexpected season for crop producers in Missouri

Many farmers, including Meryl Wayne Swank of Trenton, Mo., recently wrapped up harvest season. Swank, who plants 1,200 acres of soybeans, finally finished his last field on Nov. 6, and he said his yields have surprised him. “We had a…

Mizzou Volleyball moves into NCAA tournament with home advantage

Finishing their regular season at 34-0, Mizzou’s volleyball team is rankedfourth in the nation and is the first SEC team to have a regular undefeated season. Mizzou swept Ole Miss on Friday, Nov. 22, to claim the program’s first SEC…

Link in to social media professionalism

Social media doesn’t always add strength to a personal identity on the Internet, but LinkedIn, a professional social media website, has a mission to link professionals together without the unnecessary, sometimes unflattering, content. Whitney Kinne, the assistant director for CAFNR…

Editorial: HSUS continues to use deceptive tactics to push agenda

When you hear the words “Humane Society of the United States” what comes to your mind? If you think of a heartwarming picture of people saving lost puppies, you may be giving them more credit than they deserve. Animal activist…

Profile: Career in farm broadcasting is full of opportunities

Imagine a career with new opportunities thrown at you around every corner. Would you take advantage of those opportunities and see where life leads you? Or just stay in one place because you are comfortable? Janet Adkison has taken every…

MU students get hands-on experience with Google Glass

What if your glasses could take a video, snap a picture, post a tweet and essentially act as a wearable computer and smart phone? Sounds impossible right? Early in November, Bruce Rasa, an MU alum, stopped by Gentry Hall on…

CP Editorial: GMOs … Separating fact from fiction

Sitting in my class lecture, the professor announced to the class that today we would be watching a short video instead of taking notes. I was instantly delighted at the idea, always open to the opportunity not to sit in…

Profile: Jacelyn Miller finds there is no reason to leave MU

It didn’t take MU student Jacelyn Miller long to make the decision to extend her time at MU and continue into graduate school. As an undergraduate, Miller was a member of Chi Omega sorority, the Student Union Programming Board and the…

Profile: Small-town girl with big dreams and a plan

When Whitney Dahlstrom began singing at 9 years of age, she had no clue how bright her singing career would be. Dahlstrom, a senior public health sciences major at the University of Missouri, hails from the small town of Monett,…

Editorial: Hazing must stop

There is no good in hazing, only the bad and the ugly. The bad: hazing has become a problem within the Greek Life system all across the country. The ugly: hazing not only causes death and or injuries, but chapters…

Navigating the egg carton label maze can be challenging for consumers

Cage Free. Organic. Free-range. Hand-gathered. All-natural. Antibiotic-free. Hormone-free. No hormones added. Vegetarian-fed. Pasteurized. Grade AA. Jumbo. These are examples of different labels that can appear on an egg carton. Some labels are required by law. Some have specific guidelines for…

Women playing important roles in all sectors of agriculture

From the USDA report on Women in Agriculture this past April, to the Missouri State Fair’s “Chick’s Dig It” theme in August, women have a growing presence in agriculture and are being noticed. More women today own farms and are…

Diwali event sheds light on important Hindu festival

The MU South Asian Students Association and the MU Multicultural Center brought light to campus on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2013. They were celebrating Diwali, or the Festival of Lights, which is an important religious holiday observed by Hindus, Sikhs and…

CP Eats: Mackenzie’s Prime is classy casual

At first glance, it doesn’t appear to be much. A circular awning, black in color, with the words “Mackenzie’s Prime” is all that distinguishes the restaurant from any other building in downtown Columbia. An additional sign reading “Steak & Seafood”…

Profile: Lorryn Bolte is a woman with a mission

Few individuals unwaveringly work to accomplish goals they’ve eagerly anticipated their whole lives. Lorryn Bolte, CAFNR alum, is one young woman who seizes opportunities, sets goals, and attains them. She has seen the world as “Study Abroad Queen” and reigns…

Gaming culture finds a place to call home at Game On

Game On, located at 212 E. Green Meadows, has become a popular safe haven for avid gamers across Columbia, Mo. The new business is a mid-Missouri gaming hotspot featuring multiple monthly PC and console tournaments, prize giveaways, lock-ins and drink…

CP Editorial: A natural diet is best for animals and humans

In the show ring, a diet with high protein content, carbohydrates and fats is common, as livestock handlers favor this diet because it helps animals quickly gain weight in a short time. A high protein diet makes the show animal…

Profile: Womack dedicates life to economics of agriculture

The 7 a.m. Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute breakfast at Maggie’s Café on Oct. 16, 2013, was a gloomy one. With the recent government shutdown lasting more than 15 days, the meeting was focused on how the shutdown would…