Author: Olivia DeSmit

Hi! My name is Olivia DeSmit, and I am a junior double majoring in animal science and science and agricultural journalism at Mizzou. I am considering following a route to become an editor or writer for a farm or scientific journal/magazine. I have lived in Columbia, Missouri, most of my life. I was homeschooled up until attending Rock Bridge High School, where I was involved in the local FFA chapter and graduated in May of 2014.

Cool fall weather does not mean an end to locally grown produce

Farmers and producers in mid-Missouri continue to grow crops during the fall and winter months thanks to hardy plant breeds and the use of greenhouses and high tunnels, allowing consumers to purchase and prepare fresh produce as the leaves fall. …

New ambulatory facility under construction for MU veterinary school

The ability for MU professors of veterinary medicine and students to make on-farm visits will soon improve. The University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine has a new building under construction that will serve as an ambulatory facility. This facility will…

State Fair continues to draw thousands, boost Sedalia economy

The 2016 Missouri State Fair was held during Aug. 11-21 in Sedalia, Missouri, as it has been for over a century, continuing to allow people from throughout the state and across the country to enjoy themselves while learning about agriculture.…