Author: Sabrina Cope

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.

Habitat destruction leads to monarch population decline

The population of monarch butterflies throughout the United States has been decreasing rapidly over the years. According to MonarchWatch.org, from 2013 to 2014 the population of monarch butterflies in the East was less than 100 monarchs per 100 acres. In…

Love, and the scent of roses, is in the air at Tiger Garden

Valentine’s Day is upon us. Many floral shops have been busy for months preparing for what is the biggest holiday of the year for the floral industry. This includes Tiger Garden, a University of Missouri student-run floral shop that is…

Harvesters: How one food bank has fed thousands in K.C.

Since its establishment in 1979, Harvesters’ motto has remained the same. “To feed hungry people today and work to end hunger tomorrow.” Originally founded in Kansas City, Mo., Harvesters has grown to become a clearing house for more than 620…

CP editorial: Know how to be safe when handling livestock

In the livestock industry, farmers have developed a habit of ignoring their own safety around their animals. Livestock safety applies to both the animal and the handler. Such precautions involve much more than being “careful” around the animal; it also…

Ag Unlimited continues to help support CAFNR community

One of CAFNR’s largest fundraising events of the school year, Ag Unlimited, held Saturday, Feb. 15, attracted alumni from all around the state and recognized 25 scholarship recipients throughout the evening. The evening also consisted of an auction to benefit…

CP Editorial: A natural diet is best for animals and humans

In the show ring, a diet with high protein content, carbohydrates and fats is common, as livestock handlers favor this diet because it helps animals quickly gain weight in a short time. A high protein diet makes the show animal…

Profile: Womack dedicates life to economics of agriculture

The 7 a.m. Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute breakfast at Maggie’s Café on Oct. 16, 2013, was a gloomy one. With the recent government shutdown lasting more than 15 days, the meeting was focused on how the shutdown would…

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…

A family business that gives back to the community

In the tight knit community of Waverly, Mo., Peters Market is known as a popular business because of fresh produce and friendly atmosphere. Owner and operator, Paul Peter, has provided quality produce to customers since his first days in the…

Mizzou NAMA helps students develop skills in marketing

Since his freshman year, senior Marc Rosenbohm has been involved with the National AgriMarketing Association and believes the organization has had a positive impact on his collegiate career. An agribusiness management major and Mizzou NAMA vice president of the competition…

Farming — southern style

In the small town of Truxton, Mo., Lee Farms is a well-known business because of its personal touch and community focus. Georgia native, Rusty Lee, sells a wide variety of vegetables and meats to his Community Supported Agriculture and restaurant…