Month: December 2016

Preparing students for leadership in a complex world is goal of newest AE&L faculty member

Adam Cletzer believes that leadership is more than simply having a vision and getting others to follow you. The newest member of the MU Department of Agricultural Education and Leadership faculty hopes to prepare students for the real world of…

Payne’s tenure as CAFNR dean marked by wit and compassion

One glance around his office in 2-69 of the Agriculture Building, and you know that Tom Payne lives for the betterment of others. He is the vice chancellor for agriculture and dean of the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural…

Cool fall weather does not mean an end to locally grown produce

Farmers and producers in mid-Missouri continue to grow crops during the fall and winter months thanks to hardy plant breeds and the use of greenhouses and high tunnels, allowing consumers to purchase and prepare fresh produce as the leaves fall. …

CAFNR student’s unusual hobby allows him to fly away home

Dressed in a gray Mizzou Agriculture shirt, cowboy boots, jeans and an agricultural systems management ball cap, Michael Carpenter does not stand out among his peers in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR). However, Carpenter holds a…

Alabama bassist Teddy Gentry is known for more than just music

From Music Row to the rooster’s crow, Teddy Gentry has led an abundantly interesting life. At the age of 64, this member of the popular country music group, Alabama, has traveled the country and written thousands of songs. He has…

Lisa Paige: A mom away from home for the student leaders of MU

College students go about their days, every day, without a parental figure keeping them on task; however, for the various organizations on the second floor of the student center, Lisa Paige, helps to fill that gap as the students’ go-to…

Kaufman goes above and beyond as Maneater editor-in-chief

From opinion columns and copy editing in high school, to radio, newspaper writing and editing in college, Jared Kaufman has worked in various aspects of the world of journalism. The junior at the University of Missouri is currently using his…

Yin Yang Night Club fights technology to continue SoCo legacy

When Nathaniel Paul began performing drag four years ago, technology wasn’t a big part of nightlife. Paul previously performed at the SoCo Night Club in downtown Columbia, Missouri, where drag performances were frequented mostly by those in the LGBTQ community…

Agriculture careers and rural lifestyles appeal to students of all backgrounds

The demographics of the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources student body may surprise the casual observer. Rather than becoming a destination primarily for young academics with farming backgrounds, the college is attracting a population that, more and…