Author: Kayla Conwell

Agriculture has always been a huge part of my life. I grew up in a single-stoplight town in southeast Iowa, where harvesters roamed the streets as well as the fields, and herds of cattle speckled the countryside. My family lives right on the outside of town where we raise show cattle. My family has been involved in agriculture for many years, and I want to keep it in my life, so majoring in science and agricultural journalism at the University of Missouri was a no-brainer. It’s similar to incorporating a piece of home into my life here at Mizzou. My plans for the future are to spread the news about production agriculture while traveling the world and experiencing new things.

During toronado season, prepare for the worst

Huddled together in my basement my family awaited the finale of the tornado. Lightning struck leaving me blinded, and thunder immediately followed that shook my bones. The sound of the destroyer was like a freight train pushing forward at full…

Mizzou Dance Marathon doubles previous year’s donations

Students shuffled into the balloon-filled gymnasium with their most comfortable sneakers on, wearing athletic shorts and matching blue t-shirts. With fanny packs belted around their waists and water bottles in hand they were ready to dance for a cause —…

Horses provide healing therapy for individuals with disabilities

The Cedar Creek Therapeutic Riding Center in Columbia is a safe haven for children and adults with disabilities of all kinds. Each session brings kids and adults with physical, mental and emotional disabilities together to partake in equine therapy. Equine…

Organization spreads awareness of autism spectrum disorders

Mizzou’s Autism Speaks U works to increase knowledge about autism both on campus and in the community.  Autism spectrum disorders are found all around the world. They are disorders that cause problems with social skills, empathy, communication and flexible behavior.…

The story behind your Valentine’s Day bouquet

Flowers have been synonymous with Valentine’s Day since the 15th century. According to Roses Incorporated, around 110 million roses are sold each Valentine’s Day. Millions of people receive these romantic gestures of love, but do not understand the intricate planning…