Author: Sarah Goellner

My name is Sarah Goellner, and I am currently a science and ag journalism major at the University of Missouri. I received my associate degree from Moberly Area Community College before transferring to MU. I grew up in Palmyra, Missouri, with an older sister, Rebecca. Agriculture has deep roots in my family. My uncles’ and cousins’ farms surrounded my home, and I was always included in the daily activities. I was deeply involved 4-H and FFA throughout my childhood. I have always had an interest in writing and journalism. After graduation, I hope to be able to communicate and market the field of agriculture to a large audience. I am excited to work for Corner Post for the third semester because it will give me more experience needed to pursue my future career. I look forward to adding more stories to my portfolio in order to gain a career in the agricultural marketing field upon graduation.

CP Editorial: New FDA directive requires strong producer-veterinarian relations to be effective

Family farms have decorated America’s landscape since the country’s founding. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, there are 2.2 million farms in our country, 97 percent of which are operated by families. Family farming operations vary in size,…

University budget woes may shake up the MU campus

The University of Missouri has seen its share of ups and downs over the past 12 months. Recently, it was dealt another blow, not as a protest or resignation, but in the form of budget cuts. On April 27, Gov. Jay Nixon…

CP Editorial: Believe it or not, Columbia is getting safer

Recent events have left many Columbia residents wondering if the city, and even the university, is safe. Crime reports fill the evening news and sirens can be heard nearly around the clock. However, the numbers do not lie. Crime rates…

Will 2015 be the year of the drone?

In recent years most of the public have become familiar with drones and their vast array of uses. While most drones are used for military purposes, there are specific types of Unmanned Aircraft Systems that can be used commercially. However, the Federal…

Need for suicide prevention and awareness increases

Suicide is a topic that has been taboo in American culture for centuries. Suicide rates have increased, and in response, awareness and prevention needs have heightened, according to the MU Counseling Center. Many non-profit organizations have been founded to help…

Sigma Alpha recruitment week: through the eyes of a recruit

Making the choice to put yourself through a challenging week of activities in the hopes of becoming a member of a selective organization is not a decision to be taken lightly. Morgan Walkup, CAFNR freshman and science and agricultural journalism…

Midwest consumers feel impact of California drought

Imagine going to the grocery store and not being able to find the ingredients to make a salad or find the perfect cut of steak for a reasonable price. For many years, the western states have suffered extreme drought conditions…