Month: May 2017

Modern day treasure hunters uncover history from the 1800s

As a young boy from Independence, Missouri, Greg Hawley dreamed of finding buried treasure. One day, Greg found himself sitting among the company of his father, Bob, the owner of a refrigeration business, his brother Dave, and their family friend…

Corner Post staff examines rural student experience at Mizzou and reviews history of ag research

The Spring 2017 Corner Post staff invites you to review their team projects. One takes a deep dive into the complex topic of what draws rural students to Mizzou. The other is an overview of the history and purpose of land-grant institutions…

Beekeepers and farmers need to communicate to keep hives healthy

The Missouri Honeybee population, like that across the nation, is currently in a decline, causing a risk for diversified agricultural production across the state. According to the Missouri Department of Agriculture, humans rely on bees for about one third of…

Missouri Youth Institute brings focus to connection between agriculture and social issues

On April 14, 2017, the University of Missouri hosted the second annual Missouri Youth Institute. High school students apply for admission to the institute by submitting a paper about a global hunger and poverty issue. At the institute, students had…

Agribusinessman takes action to improve grain distribution efficiency

A drive through the heartland of the U.S. reveals open spaces punctuated by grain elevators and augurs. Grain production provides not only nutritional fuel, but also economic fuel, and both depend on an efficient storage and distribution system. John Fletcher…

CP Profile: Janssen combines love of food, travel and reporting

Vice president, Houston native, and Missouri tiger. These are just a few terms that could be used to describe the senior science and agricultural journalism major, Jenny Janssen. Growing up as an only child Janssen liked the adventure of traveling,…

In centennial year, Missouri state parks face many challenges

A centennial celebration is an impressive achievement for any organization but is an especially important milestone for public service institutions.  In 2016, the National Park Service reached this milestone and celebrated the creation of its organization in 1916. This year,…

Torq ‘n Tiger team builds more than quarter-scale tractors

With a high-powered level of teamwork almost anything can be accomplished. The University of Missouri’s Torq’ N Tigers quarter scale team proves this over and over. Only a fraction of the size, quarter-scale tractors play a large role in developing…

New MSA president and vice president vow to continue campaign theme of Tigers Together

Newly elected Missouri Students Association President Nathan Willett and Vice President Payton Englert were sworn into their offices during the MSA inauguration ceremony held April 13, 2017, in the MU Student Center at 7 p.m. Willett and Englert won in…

Columbia boasts numerous must-see sites and hidden gems

Pinnacles Youth Park Located about 12 miles north on Highway 63, Pinnacles Youth Park features towering rock formations and picturesque views. The 27-acre park includes a small camping area for youth and a few short trails for hikers. Visitors can…