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Helena Kooi lives a life of leadership

Many college students are motivated to get involved in activities, but few are able to accomplish what Helena Kooi has done in her past three years at MU. Kooi is a senior journalism and international studies major from Tucson, Ariz.…

Welcome break can’t come soon enough for some

For students at the University of Missouri the past 12 weeks have been filled with classes, assignments and exams. Finally, the week of Nov. 19, everyone will have a break from studying, homework and extracurricular activities. Thanksgiving Break gives everyone…

‘Pioneer Women’ jump full force into agriculture

A stimulating day was planned for the Pioneer Women’s conference. Attendees, all women who excel at their work in agriculture, gathered on Friday, Nov. 9, at the Capital West Christian Event Center in Jefferson City. This conference was organized by…

Leader in plant genetics discusses processes used to improve grape production

A calm crowd congregated in the Monsanto Auditorium Wednesday, Oct. 3, as speaker Dennis Gray, Ph.D. of the University of Florida, began his presentation on the genetic engineering of grapes and development of intragenic varieties. Gray, a biologist at the…

Therapeutic Riding Center holds 24th Annual Rid-a-thon

The Cedar Creek Therapeutic Riding Center is holding their 24th annual Ride-a-thon this upcoming weekend on Oct. 28. Festivities include a riding trail, a gnome hunt, and a pumpkin-carving contest. The proceeds will be going toward the Cedar Creek Riding…

Annual blood drive begins Oct. 15

The Mizzou Homecoming Steering Committee is partnering with the American Red Cross to host the 27th annual Homecoming Blood Drive this coming week. The drive will be held at the Hearnes Center Fieldhouse, Oct. 15 to 18. Walk-ins are more…

MU hosts symposium on food insecurity Oct. 17-19

Food insecurity is a topic of increasing importance among Americans as hunger in the United States is reaching new heights.  While censuses have been done in the past assessing homelessness or unemployment, the U.S. government cannot do a census on…

Mizzou moves toward smoke-free environment in 2014

With Mizzou’s current smoking policies, students are often seen lighting up in designated smoking areas such as the parking garages, speakers circle, and outside the Student Center.  But by Jan. 1, 2014, the campus will be a completely smoke-free environment.…

Editorial: Cultivating a new generation

Put on those boots, tighten those belts, and start those tractors because the future of farming is up to this generation. Teenagers, who worked on the farm their whole life, now carry the weight of the agriculture industry. Youthful farmers…

Students should use common sense to ensure safety

With a new school year underway, many freshmen are acclimating to college life. Meanwhile, the rest of campus is adjusting to the large number of new freshman.  With almost 6,500 new students crowding the University of Missouri’s sidewalks, crosswalks and…

Student farmers feel financial stress

The summer has come to an end but students who come from a family farm are still feeling the heat. The financial stress put on families and students by the drought has not been alleviated since classes resumed this fall.…

South Farm Showcase focuses on youth

South Farm Showcase, held Sept. 22, featured a variety of fall activities for people of all ages and was hosted by three MU research facilities. Events included a foal parade and petting zoo sponsored by the MU Equine Teaching Facility;…

Bow hunting season underway in Columbia city limits

Bambi better watch out, as Columbia residents take to their bows and begin hunting within city limits through January. Beginning in 2005, Columbia Parks and Recreation implemented an archery deer hunting program to manage the increasing population of deer within…

We’re Live!

  Meet the Fall 2012 Corner Post staff. Now that the new semester is underway, the staff will be reporting on all the news and events CAFNR students will want to know about. Staff bios will be posted soon.

Welcome to CAFNR Corner Post

The Corner Post website is in the middle of a much-needed update. Beginning with the fall 2012 staff, we will take the form of a news blog, with fresh news, interesting human interest stories, and innovative multimedia projects. The new…