Category: CAFNR

MU Collegiate Cattlewomen host hands-on beef education event

MU Collegiate Cattlewomen held their ninth annual Meet Your Meat event on Wednesday, April 18, at Tradition’s Plaza on the MU campus. The event ran from 11 a.m to 2 p.m. and featured educational games and materials, ribeye sandwiches and…

Monsanto’s Brett Begemann teaches CAFNR students to change, grow and develop

According to Brett Begemann, president and chief operating officer of the Monsanto Company, the key to personal and professional success is to, “change, grow and develop.” Begemann shared this message during a roundtable discussion and lunch with CAFNR students on…

CP Editorial: Pick a major, go to college and get a job …. sounds simple, right?

For most college-bound students, the journey starts with deciding what they want to study. For some this decision comes naturally. For many, including myself, the decision was a bit harder. Virginia Gordon, author of “The Undecided College Student: An Academic…

Canned food drive brings FFA motto to life at Western Farm Show

“Living to serve” is the last line of the FFA motto, and FFA chapters across Missouri and Kansas recently got together to serve through good, old-fashioned competition. These FFA members donated canned and nonperishable food items to the Border War…

CP Editorial: Symptoms of eating disorders often seem like normal behavior on college campuses

The first week in March was National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, and I could not escape all the information and statistics that cluttered my social media. The more I read, the more I started thinking about the prevalence of eating…

Growing Missouri forum highlights ag policy in the Show-Me State

Four leaders in Missouri agriculture recently gathered on the MU campus to discuss agricultural policy surrounding farms and food security. Panelists were Chris Chinn, director of the Missouri Department of Agriculture; Blake Hurst, president of the Missouri Farm Bureau; Sen.…

Welcome the spring 2018 staff!

Our new staff of writers, led by editor Alexa Nordwald, is gearing up for the semester. Check back soon to read about all the news, activities and people who give the campus and Columbia their spirit and energy. Visit the…

CP multimedia: New location for Starbucks provides convenient alternative for caffeine and relaxation

Starbucks at Southwest opened on the University of Missouri campus this past summer at 502 Kentucky Blvd. Somewhat hidden from the central campus area, Melissa Riley, manager, has been trying to promote this location to increase awareness with students and…

Oregon native puts skills learned from Peace Corps and outdoor challenges to use as a geography graduate TA

Just north of the California border is the town of Klamath Falls, Oregon, where University of Missouri graduate student Bradford Hanson spent his childhood growing-up.  “Klamath Falls had about 20,000 people,” Hanson said, “so it’s a bit of a shock…

New coach means a new beginning for Mizzou livestock judging team

This year, Mizzou’s livestock judging team has a new leader, Britton Francis. While a fresh face to Mizzou, Francis has a long history of showing livestock. He grew up on a diversified livestock farm located outside Paris, Missouri with cattle,…

Teach Ag speech contest sparks interest in ag education as a career

For most Missourians, December is a time for chilly weather, Christmas movies, and family. For Pam Rowland, the teacher recruitment and retention coordinator for Missouri Agricultural Education, December is a time for hope — for the future of agricultural education.…

CP editorial: Images out of context push public opinion of agriculture

“Countless birds crammed into filthy, windowless sheds and forced to live for weeks in their own waste and toxic ammonia fumes ….” This appears in a statement from the group Mercy for Animals following an undercover investigation of a Tyson…

Years in the show ring prepare MU student for challenges ahead

When Jenni Nicole Trentmann decided she wanted to be in the Child Life Specialist program at the University of Missouri in 2014, she didn’t realize the struggles she would endure. Luckily, years spent showing pigs and participating in 4-H helped…

Mizzou Botanic Garden spans entire campus thanks to alumni support

The University of Missouri is home to a botanical garden stretching throughout a campus of more than 30,000 students. The botanical garden has 11 thematic gardens and seven special gardens around campus, which include areas such as the Tiger Plaza…

CP editorial: Why the story of agriculture needs to be told

Everyone should have a passion, E.M. Tiffany’s was believing in the future of agriculture, Norman Borlaug’s was developing high yield varieties and John Deere’s was making plows. What is my passion? When recently asked to answer this question, I turned…

CP editorial: The puppy problem

Puppies. Just the word brings a smile to most faces. Tiny paws, wagging tails and cute little howls. Fuzzy bundles of fur nuzzling their mamma. The last thing we want to think about is the likliehood that a furry bundle…

Hurricane Harvey’s impact on agriculture in Texas

On August 25, 2017, one the worst recorded hurricanes hit one of America’s top agricultural producing states, Texas. With wind gusts up to nearly 130 mph and an accumulated 51.88 inches of rainfall, a variety of Texas’ agricultural operations were…

CP commentary: Harvest time brings challenges and appreciation

Harvest marks the end of the countless hours farmers spent cultivating fields during a long, hot summer. The combine engine fires, and the golden kernels find their way to the hopper. Small particles permeate the air, which leaves a cloud…

Amanda Smith recognized with outstanding first-year educator award

For agricultural education instructor, Amanda Smith, the way she teaches and inspires young agriculturalists each day has been shaped by her past experiences interning for the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) and the Missouri Soybean Association (MSA). Both of…

Grizzly bears feeling at home in new exhibit at St. Louis Zoo

The St. Louis Zoo opened a new exhibit September introducing two new grizzly bears to the park. Grizzly Ridge is a state-of-the-art exhibit located where the original bear grottos were from earlier years. It houses two grizzly bears, they are…

Changes to VFD rules intended to strengthen relationship between producers and vets

We all know doctors must write prescriptions before we can purchase antibiotics for human use, but even animals need similar documentation. For them, it’s called a veterinary feed directive, or VFD. This past January the U.S. Food and Drug Administration…

Hectic pace of running seven MU restaurants brings satisfaction to Hospitality Management alum

Melissa Riley has always had a quirky personality, a “freak of nature” her husband calls her. Riley refers to herself as dedicated, driven and caring. She loves to have fun whether that’s playing with her 16-month-old daughter Kierney, or traveling…

Campus Dining strives to satisfy students’ dietary needs and concerns

The University of Missouri offers many resources to benefit students’ dining experiences from nutritional facts, dietary restrictions to promotions and environmentally green thinking. MU’s Campus Dining Services excels in all these areas, and provides a well organized, thorough website. A…

CAFNR Career Fair, Sept. 27, to host more than 100 employers

Most CAFNR students know about the upcoming Career Fair, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017 at the Mizzou Rec Center on Brewer Historic Courts. But not all may understand the benefits of participating. For freshmen, this is an opportunity to become comfortable…

Modern day treasure hunters uncover history from the 1800s

As a young boy from Independence, Missouri, Greg Hawley dreamed of finding buried treasure. One day, Greg found himself sitting among the company of his father, Bob, the owner of a refrigeration business, his brother Dave, and their family friend…

Corner Post staff examines rural student experience at Mizzou and reviews history of ag research

The Spring 2017 Corner Post staff invites you to review their team projects. One takes a deep dive into the complex topic of what draws rural students to Mizzou. The other is an overview of the history and purpose of land-grant institutions…

Beekeepers and farmers need to communicate to keep hives healthy

The Missouri Honeybee population, like that across the nation, is currently in a decline, causing a risk for diversified agricultural production across the state. According to the Missouri Department of Agriculture, humans rely on bees for about one third of…

Missouri Youth Institute brings focus to connection between agriculture and social issues

On April 14, 2017, the University of Missouri hosted the second annual Missouri Youth Institute. High school students apply for admission to the institute by submitting a paper about a global hunger and poverty issue. At the institute, students had…