Author: Jaret Holden

I am pursuing a major in science and agricultural journalism, with a minor in business and political science at MU. I grew up in the little town of Birch Tree, Missouri, about three hours south of Columbia. The town epitomizes the meaning of the old saying, “blink and you’ll miss it,” with its size, but is, interestingly enough, the hometown of two former Missouri governors. I am excited to be writing for Corner Post this semester, because it will give me more insight into a medium I haven’t truly explored. All journalistic mediums are important to study, so journalists can maintain a level of objective credibility when conveying the news. I hope to develop more fully as a writer and gain experience that will help guide me in whatever pursuits that my future holds.

Alabama bassist Teddy Gentry is known for more than just music

From Music Row to the rooster’s crow, Teddy Gentry has led an abundantly interesting life. At the age of 64, this member of the popular country music group, Alabama, has traveled the country and written thousands of songs. He has…

Consumers push producers from grass-fed to grain-fed, and back again

Years ago, producers raised beef cattle on an all-grass diet because there were no other options. After years of advances and changes in diets, the industry is leaning back toward grass-fed beef because of consumer demand. In the 1800s, the term…

Missouri forests have positive impact on state economy

One of the unsung heroes of the Missouri agricultural economy is the forestry industry, which contributes $7.3 billion annually to the state’s economy, according to the Missouri Forest Product Association. The Missouri timber industry is among the strongest in the…

Chronic wasting disease potential threat to Missouri deer and elk populations

The deer and elk populations of Missouri face a looming threat from chronic wasting disease. According to the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), 33 deer in Missouri have tested positive for this exceptionally destructive disease. Chronic wasting disease affects the…