Category: CAFNR

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…

CP editorial: What can I do for conservation?

Rooted deep in the history of the United States sits one of the most important issues of our time: conservation. As far back as the 19th century, conservation has been in the national spotlight, from the creation of the National…

Top-rated B&B provides real-world experience for CAFNR students

Trip Advisor’s highest rated bed and breakfast in Columbia, Missouri, and the University of Missouri have something in common. The Gathering Place, located on College Avenue, is owned by the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources and is operated…

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…

CP editorial: New enhancement fee just one more expense for students

To state the obvious, college is expensive. Unfortunately, college is about to become more expensive for University of Missouri students. In the recent Missouri Students Association election, voters passed a new student fee known as the “Enhance Mizzou” fee. The…

Local community leads the way to clearer waters for Hinkson

After being listed as impaired over a decade ago, the condition of Hinkson Creek has stabilized over time. In Columbia, Missouri, a task force of community members has worked together to preserve Hinkson Creek since 2012. Urban water runoff is…

Annual dog jog brought four-legged runners to campus

Strolling around the University of Missouri campus it is common to see students taking their dogs on a walk, playing fetch on the Quad, or hanging out with friends in Speakers Circle. However, on the morning of April 8, dog…

Suicide prevention week butterfly release honors lives lost

The Mizzou Student Suicide Prevention Coalition is hosting the third annual MSSPC Week April 10-14. Throughout the week, the MSSPC Steering Committee will sponsor events around campus to raise awareness of suicide prevention and highlight campus resources available to students…

MU Dairy Club brings calves to campus

On any given day a University of Missouri student walking through Speakers Circle can see a variety of sights. The rim of the circle is usually lined with booths of campus organizations, individuals giving speeches about various topics, and students…

As MDC Commission term ends, James Blair, IV, looks forward

A childhood spent in the suburbs of St. Louis might not provide the inspiration most kids would need to develop a passion for conservation and the outdoors. However, most kids don’t have a childhood like James Blair, IV. Blair’s father…

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…