CAFNR students sweep homecoming competitions

The 102nd MU homecoming, “Black and Gold Standard,” is becoming a distant memory, but many in CAFNR are still feeling the pride of sweeping the various competitions. In the overall Greek division, the campus agricultural fraternities placed in the top three. First place went to Alpha Gamma Rho, Kappa Alpha Theta and Alpha Kappa Lambda. Second place was given to Farmhouse, Kappa Kappa Gamma and Theta Chi. Finishing in third was Alpha Gamma Sigma, Zeta Tau Alpha and Beta Upsilon Chi.

Schurz Hall, home to the agricultural freshman interest group, won the residence hall category and CAFNR Student Council placed first in the student organizations division.

“Mizzou is a great place for homecoming and a lot of students that live at Schurz know that,” said Schurz Hall President and freshman agricultural economics major, Sam Turner. “Over five hundred students live in Schurz alone, so it’s not just a Greek homecoming, it’s our homecoming too with all of the hard work we put into it.”

Community involvement is a large part of homecoming week festivities. Activities included a blood drive, canned food drive, Greek town house decorations and fraternity and sorority pairing flings. Each year fraternity and sorority pairings are judged on house decorations, community service, amount of blood donated from each chapter and a parade float.

As with past homecomings, the event brought Columbia together. CAFNR’s role in homecoming helped to make the event a huge success, including the organization’s canned food drive and community outreach. With 1,586 cans collected, CAFNR Student Council had the largest amount of canned goods donated of any non-Greek club.

Sabrina Cope

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My name is Sabrina Cope. I am an agriculture major at the University of Missouri. My emphasis areas within my major are agricultural business management, plant science and science and agricultural journalism. I am originally from Truxton, Missouri. After graduation, I hope to work for an agriculture-based company in the sales or marketing departments. I want to be able to work with individuals who want to expand their business and make agriculture more interesting and relevant to the general public. I am excited to write for Corner Post again, expand my portfolio, network with professionals, obtain more of a hands-on experience with writing and meet new people.