Author: Rachel Dotson

Hello! My name is Rachel Dotson, and I am majoring in science and agricultural journalism, while also obtaining a minor in both animal science and agricultural economics. My roots are stitched to a town that has acquired the reputation of being the “Disneyland of Quilting” other wise known as Hamilton, Missouri. Currently I am interning with the Missouri Pork Association, and am enjoying being a part of providing the pork industry with a voice. Also, this summer I will be serving as the marketing and communications intern with the National Swine Industry. I could not be more excited to be a member of the CAFNR Corner Post staff again this semester!

Farm to School program helps students connect to locally grown food one meal at a time

Whether you call it farm-to-fork, farm-to-table, or farm-to-school, the goals are the same — get more locally grown foods into school cafeterias so that students have access to high quality, fresh fruits, vegetables and other products. The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids…

Plant a tree, recycle electronics and more during Sustainability Week

MU students and the community can experience sustainable living firsthand during Sustainability Week, April 25 through April 29. Events during the fifth annual Sustainability Week will help promote the need for a sustainable lifestyle, just in time for Earth Day. Madelyn Sobey,…

Dress for Success event provides answers to that elusive question: what is business casual?

When it comes to an interview, the first thing to prepare for is the interviewer’s questions. But what about the outfit? The College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, School of Health Professions and Department of Textile and Apparel Management…

Title IX efforts should provide a safer campus for students

The University of Missouri excels in providing numerous on-campus resources for students. One of those invaluable resources is the Title IX Office. This office and its staff help students who may experience sex-based discrimination. This can range from sexual harassment,…

Locally grown food connects consumers with producers

Today’s consumers are more interested than ever in what they eat and where their food comes from. According to the National Grocery Association’s 2014 Consumer Panel, 87.2 percent of consumers said that availability of locally grown produce is a major…

From racetrack to blood donor

Man’s best friend, the dog, can be a companion, a guide dog or even a working dog. Not many people think of them as a blood donor. At the University of Missouri Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, greyhounds are used as…