Category: CAFNR

MU Collegiate FFA hosts 9th annual practice contest

It was not a typical Wednesday afternoon as buses filled with excited high school FFA members descended eagerly upon the University of Missouri campus. These FFA members, sporting the traditional corduroy national blue jackets, were here to compete in the…

Tour attendees gain inside look at what powers MU

Within the nondescript brick buildings beneath the looming smokestacks, 21 visitors got an inside look at the operations that provide the MU campus with its power and heat. Amy Eultgen, the Environmental Leadership Office adviser, worked with the MU Campus…

MU students work to bring community together through art

Amidst the everyday bustle of the food court and bookstore at the  University of Missouri Student Center, a visitor can find Roots, an entrepreneurial nonprofit that connects students of MU and the Columbia community.  Roots became an idea in the…

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…

Welcome the spring 2017 Corner Post Staff and Editors

We invite you to meet the spring 2017 managing editors, Rachel Dotson and Kellianne Mitchell, both seniors in the Science and Agricultural Journalism Program. In addition, the entire staff is profiled on the spring 2017 staff page. Just click on an…

Busiest day of the year is here

Valentine’s Day marks the busiest day of the year for florists, and the University of Missouri’s Tiger Garden floral shop is no exception. Student and staff florists take an entire five days to prepare for the event as they scramble…

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…

Unchained Melodies offers hope to dogs that have been tethered

The dogs that populate local rescue shelters are relinquished for a variety of reasons. Some because they are not easily potty trained, some because owners no longer wish to care for them. But the canines that end up with Unchained Melodies, a local…

Women’s March draws thousands to streets of Columbia

Around three thousand individuals took to the streets of Columbia on Jan. 21, 2017, to protest policies of newly inaugurated U.S. President Donald Trump, according to estimates by event organizers. Women’s reproductive rights, climate change and xenophobia were some of the…

MLK day commemorated by families and city leaders

Although rain cut the march short a few blocks, for the 45th straight year, local demonstrators walked in remembrance of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. Around 120 people packed into the pews of the Progressive Missionary Baptist Church on Monday…

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…

Consumers push producers from grass-fed to grain-fed, and back again

Years ago, producers raised beef cattle on an all-grass diet because there were no other options. After years of advances and changes in diets, the industry is leaning back toward grass-fed beef because of consumer demand. In the 1800s, the term…

Missouri looking to trade agricultural products with Cuba

Leaders in Missouri agriculture are taking steps to export products from the Show-Me State to Cuba. Efforts to initiate trade with Cuba began when President Barack Obama announced he would like to normalize trade relations with the long-isolated country in 2014.…

Genetically modified organisms: Put a label on it?

Recently passed regulations requiring mandatory labeling on products containing genetically modified materials could have lasting effects on many aspects of the agriculture industry. On July 29, 2016, a bill was signed into law requiring labels on all food products containing…

Debate over benefits of laptops for note taking continues

If you visit the MU Student Center, Ellis Library, Memorial Union or any of the other popular spots on campus students frequent between classes, you will see students typing away on a paper, watching Netflix, shopping for new fall boots…

Students from around the nation converge on KC for annual agriculture leader conference

Agriculture Future of America (AFA), an annual agriculture leader conference that has touched the lives of 13,000 young leaders, will celebrate its 20th anniversary this fall. Over the years, students from 150 different majors studying at 200 different colleges and universities from…

CAFNR provides real world business and laboratory experiences

Editor’s Note: This is part one of a three-part series highlighting various businesses and services within the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at the University of Missouri that provide job opportunities for students.  > Tiger Garden Tiger Garden and…