Month: October 2015

Annual bonfire kicked off CAFNR Week

To officially kick off CAFNR Week, students, faculty and staff gathered at the Bradford Research Center on Oct. 18 for the annual bonfire. Sponsored by the Ag Alumni Association, the event welcomed people of all ages for a variety of activities,…

CP Editorial: CAFNR, not just for farm kids anymore

I did not grow up on a family farm. Yes, it’s true. I am in the College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources but I have almost no farm background. About five hours away from my hometown of East Prairie,…

Chestnut roast Oct. 17 will put you in a holiday mood

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire… Jack Frost isn’t nipping at our noses yet, but the opening line of Nat King Cole’s “Christmas Song” describes one of the highlights of the ninth annual Missouri Chestnut Roast, hosted by the University…

CP Editorial: Tiny houses with big benefits

When I was in elementary school, my dad bought a pop-up camper from Craigslist. We took it out a few times, but mostly my sister and I just used it as a playhouse in the driveway. My dad set up…

Graduate student walkout just the beginning of the struggle

A sea of red filled the south end of Francis Quadrangle on the University of Missouri campus on Aug. 26 as hundreds of graduate students, faculty and staff gathered to protest recent actions of MU administrators. The afternoon of Aug.…