Author: Brandelyn Martin

Hello! My name is Brandelyn Martin and I am a science and agricultural journalism major at the University of Missouri. I am originally from the rural town of Silex, Missouri. I was raised on a small farm just outside of town. This is where my passion for the agriculture industry was first ignited. My freshman year in high school introduced me to many new experiences — most importantly, the National FFA Organization. I can proudly say that I eat, sleep, and breathe FFA. I am excited to be writing for the CAFNR Corner Post this semester. From this experience, I hope to further develop my writing skills and continue to grow my passion for the agriculture industry.

Ethanol and biofuels have a bright future in Missouri

Production of both ethanol and biodiesel has drastically increased in Missouri since Congress expanded the Renewable Fuel Standard in 2007. However, even with the potential environmental benefits, the industry still faces some challenges. The Renewable Fuels Association clearly defines the…

Food pantries fight against hunger in Columbia

Food pantries in Columbia are working to decrease the number of individuals facing food insecurity in surrounding areas and on the University of Missouri campus. Central Pantry, the largest food pantry in Mid-Missouri, has recently noticed a decrease in the…