Month: April 2015

Whether it’s urban or rural, agriculture is hard work

Urban agriculture is a practice that has taken off in recent years as more people make the move towards sustainable living. This yard-to-table mindset has taken concepts from rural agriculture and transformed them to use smaller spaces effectively. One motivation…

Local foods featured at Farm-to-Table Dinner May 2

Tigers for Community Agriculture will host a sustainable dinner called the Tiger Farm-to-Table Dinner May 2, 2015. The event will take place on the south side of Eckles Hall on the MU campus in the Butterfly Garden. Sustainable farming is…

Menagerie of dogs, mules and horses attracts families to open house

Families and prospective students bustled about the MU College of Veterinary Medicine on Saturday, April 18, for the annual Open House. The event stretched from the Vet Med building to the Trowbridge Livestock center, with an array of activities between.…

Parker’s curiosity about life and cultures informs her role as language partner coordinator

Debbie Parker’s office is filled with trinkets from other cultures around the world. There is a camel tapestry, flowerpots and a miniature boat figurine. All of them are gifts from former students in the Intensive English Program (IEP) at the…

Future looks bright for 2015 grads; CAFNR commencement is May 16

Since the founding of the University of Missouri in 1839, thousands of Tigers have graduated with undergraduate, graduate and doctorate degrees. Today there are 296,357 living alumni worldwide according to missouri.edu, Mizzou Facts. On May 16 at 1 p.m. in…

Undergrads should take advantage of TA connections

College freshmen are bombarded with tips on how to survive college from the minute they receive their acceptance letters. The eager new students hear suggestions on topics such as how to save money and how to avoid putting on the…

Collegiate Farm Bureau welcomes Federation president to campus

The University of Missouri Collegiate Farm Bureau welcomed Bob Stallman, president of the American Farm Bureau Federation, to speak to MU students on April 16, 2015. According to the American Farm Bureau Federation website www.fb.org, Stallman, a Texas native, is…

Collegiate Cattlewomen share a passion for the beef industry

One thing that ties the members of Mizzou Collegiate Cattlewomen together is their dedication to the beef industry — their heart and soul. Shelby Esser, chapter president, said the club has a roster of about 40 young women and an average meeting…

Independent Aggies continue tradition of promoting agriculture

It is said that there is something for everyone, and that includes college organizations. The Independent Aggies is an agricultural organization at the University of Missouri that was established on campus in 1944. It started as a service organization with…

CP Editorial: Should I post that?

I’m worried about my generation. One of the reasons I worry is that we are so focused on a nontangible Internet world. From posts, likes, Tweets, pins, reposts and much more, it seems my generation is more centered on the…

House bill proposes making ag director an elected position

The Missouri House of Representatives’ Agriculture Policy Committee introduced the HJR29 Bill on Jan. 15, 2015. It proposes a constitutional amendment establishing the elected office of the Director of Agriculture and eliminates the Department of Agriculture as an executive department…

Fourth annual Float Your Boat is fast approaching

The fourth annual Float Your Boat for the Food Bank is right on around the corner. The cardboard boat race will be held April 25 at the Bass Pro Shops Lake, in Columbia. Float Your Boat, is sponsored and organized…

Columbia trails provide respite from life’s hectic pace

Columbia, Missouri, is a lively college town known for its crafty cuisine, attractive art, and superb shopping. The buzzing downtown and eclectic culture throughout the city make it a destination for many. Sometimes, though, what is needed is a break from that…

Title IX efforts should provide a safer campus for students

The University of Missouri excels in providing numerous on-campus resources for students. One of those invaluable resources is the Title IX Office. This office and its staff help students who may experience sex-based discrimination. This can range from sexual harassment,…

Sugar hiding in food products causes health hazards

Pop open a box of cereal and pour a bowl full of the crunchy goodness. The pieces of breakfast cereal bounce around the bowl like lottery balls awaiting the pick. The sound of milk pouring over the cereal is like…

Locally grown food connects consumers with producers

Today’s consumers are more interested than ever in what they eat and where their food comes from. According to the National Grocery Association’s 2014 Consumer Panel, 87.2 percent of consumers said that availability of locally grown produce is a major…

From racetrack to blood donor

Man’s best friend, the dog, can be a companion, a guide dog or even a working dog. Not many people think of them as a blood donor. At the University of Missouri Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, greyhounds are used as…

CP Editorial: Soybean patent expires, creates more options for farmers

Monsanto’s first-generation Roundup Ready® soybean trait comes off patent this spring. Ever since Monsanto launched their first-generation Roundup seed there has been much debate about whether Monsanto should patent its seeds. Regardless of your opinion over the past debate, the…

Swing into spring at the SPRTA Whiffle Ball Tournament April 25

The MU Sports, Parks, Recreation and Tourism Association will host a Whiffle Ball Tournament on Saturday, April 25. All earnings from the tournament will go toward activities that SPRTA has planned for the coming year. The club hopes to raise…