Month: October 2019

CAFNR Week 2019 ends in the warm glow of the annual bonfire

Students and alumni mingled under the pavilion at the University of Missouri Bradford Research Center. Behind them, students competed on a full obstacle course while live country music hummed in the background. To the side of the pavilion, a fire…

Food insecurity service day inspires Missouri teen to act local

Aly Francis attends the Missouri State Fair to show swine and sheep every year. In 2018, she assisted with the FFA Food Insecurity Service Day. More than 100,000 child-friendly meals were packaged that day. Before leaving for the fair, the…

Missouri pecan producers feel impact of long season of flooding

Thousands of sandbags were filled and stacked, homes were evacuated and water filled the streets. Paul Manson, a local pecan farmer, had never seen such devastation. “The water was just so slow going through that no oxygen was available for…

Fall Round-up provides opportunities for students to connect and build relationships

MFA Incorporated Plaza on the University of Missouri campus buzzed as more than 100 College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources students made their way through the booths of college services, clubs and organizations. Thirty-one groups set up tables to…

Annual event brings a little taste of Germany to downtown Columbia

Visitors to the Gunter Hans’ seventh annual Oktoberfest celebration, held Sept. 30 – Oct. 5 in downtown Columbia, enjoyed authentic German beers, games and music. Servers in traditional dress, a liter-holding contest, beer-soaked bratwursts and Oktoberfest-themed German entertainment were all…

Marching Mizzou director fulfilling dream of a lifetime

A hush settles over the practice field as Marching Mizzou comes to attention. Sweat drips down each members’ forehead in the 90-degree heat as they strive to stand, still as statues, and prepare to begin their halftime performance. With the…

International students share their cultures at annual welcome party

“Increasing global competence, understanding and partnership” is the core of Missouri International Student Council’s mission statement, and the International Welcome Party provided cultural knowledge for all who attended. MISC sponsors the party every year, as international students from all over…