Category: CAFNR

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…

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…