Author: Laura Bardot

I knew how to drive a tractor in a field long before I knew how to drive a vehicle on the road. I hail from a century farm in Lonedell, Missouri, and have always had a deep-rooted passion for agriculture. I grew-up on my family’s large commercial beef cattle operation and was active in the local 4-H club and FFA chapter during my youth. I am excited to be writing for Corner Post for my third semester. Corner Post has provided me with several great writing opportunities for stories in the past and I look forward to the stories that come from this semester.

Sigma Alpha Symposium provides opportunity for networking and professional development

The women of the Sigma Alpha-Alpha Chi chapter at the University of Missouri presented the 14th annual Women in Agriculture Symposium on Friday, Feb. 10 in Columbia, Mo. Sigma Alpha is a professional agriculture sorority that focuses on “cultivating professional…

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…

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…

CP Editorial: Horses are companions, not livestock

At the end of a long day, pet lovers will cuddle with their cat, dog or other companion animal for comfort. But, sitting down and hugging on a horse? That might be difficult. According to the American Society for the…

Editorial: Science pushes change in ag production methods

As the world’s population continues to grow, so does the demand for food. As the demand for food grows, so does the demand for farmers to increase yields. To increase their efficiency and productivity, farmers are embracing technology to help…

PEDv may continue to threaten U.S. pork herd this winter

The Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) has killed nearly 10 percent of the United States pork population since the epidemic began in the last half of 2013, according to the American Association of Swine Veterinarians. PEDv was found in the…

In KC, ‘The Royal’ means livestock, BBQ and fun

As one of the largest and oldest fall events in Kansas City, Missouri. The American Royal is home to annual livestock shows, judging competitions, the World’s largest barbecue contest, professional rodeos, and prestigious horse shows, according to the American Royal…

Lessons learned through livestock

If you ask any farm kid to talk about a 4-H or FFA livestock project, he or she will more than likely tell a story or two. You might hear stories about a favorite animal or an experience with friends at…

Annual round-up helps new students connect with clubs

Freshmen and transfer students gathered at MFA Plaza and the Monsanto Auditorium on Mizzou campus for the annual CAFNR Fall Round-Up on Aug. 27. Fall Round-Up exposed students to more than 30 clubs and organizations available for the 2014-2015 school…