Author: Nichole Gann

Growing up in the farming community of Marshall, Missouri, I gained an appreciation for agriculture, which is sometimes overlooked. I was involved in the 4-H Shooting Sports program for nine years and competed four years at the National 4-H Shooting Sports competition. My time learning various life skills in the program provided me with a greater foundation to serve the interests of our community through agricultural communication. It gives me reassurance to assist youth in becoming leaders of tomorrow through my service as a 4-H volunteer. I have an appreciation for all things old, from listening to vintage records, traveling to historic locations, quilting, wandering through antique stores and typing on my manual typewriter. I find that we can all benefit from expanding our minds, whether it is by understanding our past or planning for our future. I look forward to serving you this semester as a reporter for CAFNR Corner Post.

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…

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…

Folklore class teaches appreciation for nature through writing

As April progresses, the minds of MU students wander to places outside their course materials. Likely, some tigers would choose to be outside, immersing themselves in the warmth of spring rather than remaining surrounded by hundreds of peers reading from…

CP editorial: Youth hit the target, on and off the range

When I began participating in 4-H Shooting Sports at age 10, I had limited foresight of the experiences the program would bring me. Throughout my nine years of involvement, I transformed from a young girl shooting an air rifle to…

Mid-Missourians seek out syrupy rewards tapping maples

On an early January morning footsteps were imprinted in the woods just outside of Ashland, Missouri. Despite being from various places ranging from Massachusetts and Italy to small-town Missouri, individuals braved 30 degree temperatures to reach one common goal: finding…