Category: CAFNR

CP Editorial: A natural diet is best for animals and humans

In the show ring, a diet with high protein content, carbohydrates and fats is common, as livestock handlers favor this diet because it helps animals quickly gain weight in a short time. A high protein diet makes the show animal…

Profile: Womack dedicates life to economics of agriculture

The 7 a.m. Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute breakfast at Maggie’s Café on Oct. 16, 2013, was a gloomy one. With the recent government shutdown lasting more than 15 days, the meeting was focused on how the shutdown would…

Annual Farm Forum allows Collegiate Farm Bureau to reach out to CAFNR students

As an annual tradition, the MU Collegiate Farm Bureau chapter hosts Farm Forum, a fall lectureship featuring guest speakers discussing  “hot topics” in current agricultural issues. This year, the distinguished speaker was Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst with guest…

’tis the season … for making plans for True/False

The air outside has turned icy, and students walk home from evening classes in darkness. It’s winter, so the holiday fever has ensued. Starbucks is serving foamy lattes in red and green, snowflake-covered cups, radio stations are blasting chestnut themed…

The Big Thompson flood, up close and personal

(Knock, knock, knock) “Is anyone home? It’s Loveland fire station. Please open up!” This is what my grandparents awoke to on Sept. 12, 2013, when they were forced to evacuate their home quickly because of the Big Thompson River flooding…

CAFNR students sweep homecoming competitions

The 102nd MU homecoming, “Black and Gold Standard,” is becoming a distant memory, but many in CAFNR are still feeling the pride of sweeping the various competitions. In the overall Greek division, the campus agricultural fraternities placed in the top…

Some relationships are not good for your health and well-being

Every day thousands put themselves in dangerous situations simply by being with people they care about. The danger might be invisible to most observers, but these relationships have a negative impact that can, in extreme cases, ultimately lead to death.…

Depth and breadth of programs are a real MU advantage

As a historic land grant university with a rich history, the University of Missouri’s 2013 total fall enrollment of 34,658 included students from across the country and world. MU is home to the world’s first journalism school, which began in…

At the movies with Corner Post: Thor, the Dark World

Today’s blockbuster movies are superhero, action packed, save-the-damsel-in-distress movies. “Thor: The Dark World” is just what you expect from a superhero movie. There is the good guy fighting the bad guy while breaking a lot of scenery. Directed by Alan…

CP Profile: Stumpe succeeds by staying true to herself

With high energy and a great style, Trina Stumpe’s pleasant demeanor rubs off on others around her. Home for 21-year-old Stumpe is Spring Bluff, Mo., where she and her three siblings were born and raised. As the youngest in her…

CP Editorial: There should be no debate over vaccinations

Vaccines save lives. They have been improving the quality of life for years, yet parents still debate perceived benefits and disadvantages of vaccines. Frankly, there shouldn’t be a debate. Unfortunately, many parents disagree. “We have seen the trend of unvaccinated…

Social media branding: a Q&A with Kinne and McBay

Use of social media is constantly growing, and so is the need for responsibility and mature handling of new platforms for posting thoughts and ideas. Earlier this semester, a Northwest Missouri State University teacher in the communications department was arrested…

Alternative to traditional spring break puts focus on service

Spring break is often portrayed as a magical beach wonderland used to escape college life for a week, but one University of Missouri organization uses this break to help serve other communities across the United States.  Alternative Spring Break provides…

Automotive economics 101: U.S. auto industry rises again

Americans are known for having an overwhelming love and admiration for the automobile. The rate at which people purchase automobiles has increased as the industry has progressed. Now, the U.S. economy appears to be bouncing back from its recent economic…

CP Profile: Japanese puppetry is passion for professor

Elegantly dressed and standing up, a puppet moves ever so slightly in a traditional Japanese outfit. The head is masterfully crafted and the body takes form out of the puppeteer’s arm. Martin Holman, a professor and director of the Japanese…

It’s beginning to look a lot like the holidays at Tiger Garden

The leaves are falling and students are dressing warmer while counting down the days until Thanksgiving break. While it may seem like Thanksgiving is the only thing on students’ minds, Tiger Garden, the University of Missouri flower shop, is already…

CP Profile: A transformation of body and mind – Hannah Turnbull

Being comfortable in her own skin, Hannah Turnbull, sophomore pre-dietetics and nutrition and fitness major, has made a transformation not many college freshmen undertake. While most students are dreading the freshman 15, Turnbull decided to embrace a lifestyle change when…

Günter Hans brings a little bit of British tradition to Columbia

As he sat beside a chalk-drawn bonfire, Seth Brummond, a regular Günter Hans customer, chanted, “Remember, remember the fifth of November.” People all over the world were chanting the same phrase on Monday, Nov. 5, including the customers of Günter…

CP Profile: Writing about riding … from passion to profession

Sixth-generation horse enthusiast Alicia Harris is no stranger to the show ring. This senior science and agricultural journalism major has been showing horses since the age of 2 and carries this passion into her professional life. Harris credits her passion…

CP Profile: Don Mirault helps young dancers follow their dreams

Throughout years in the entertainment industry, Don Mirault has built an interesting list of occupations. His experiences range from being on popular TV shows such as “CSI” and “General Hospital,” to being in Broadway performances such as “A Chorus Line.”…

CP Editorial: Geek is chic

Super heroes, comic books, video games, science fiction … In previous years, simply whispering these words could get your underwear pulled over your head or thrown into a dumpster. No one wanted to be known as a geek or nerd…

Columbia couple create dream home in middle of park

Two young Columbians are close to ending a yearlong journey of remolding their dream home. The couple, Eric and Sara Schafer, who were married in 2009, purchased their nearly 100-year-old home, located within Columbia’s Cosmo Park. They both knew that…

CP Editorial: Some college students scam SNAP program

Moochers. System suckers. Scammers. Whatever you want to call them. They’re scattered all over the U.S. They’re people who abuse the government’s Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, commonly known as SNAP, or the food stamp program. Generally, I think of the…

CP Eats: Booches brings back fond memories of hometown dives

Venturing from small town life caused me to miss the simplicity of little, hole-in-the-wall restaurant dives. Seeing Booches door sign stating, “Closed on Sundays- See You In Church,” I could not help but stop and think of my hometown. Pulling…

A family business that gives back to the community

In the tight knit community of Waverly, Mo., Peters Market is known as a popular business because of fresh produce and friendly atmosphere. Owner and operator, Paul Peter, has provided quality produce to customers since his first days in the…

Job market postpones the ‘I do’

She sat behind him in calculus class, and knew he was cute from just the back of his head. After the first day, she went home to tell her roommate about her math crush. “So, from day one, I liked…

Have a haunting Halloween at Spooktacular Oct. 30

Continue your childhood tick-or-treating tradition with a haunting Halloween found on campus. Mizzou After Dark and the Missouri Student Association host a night called Spooktacular and these committees are known for throwing the best events. At Spooktacular you can dress…

At the movies with Corner Post: ‘Prisoners’ is captivating

Rarely has a film made me sit on the edge of my seat so much as the new release, “Prisoners.” Directed by Oscar nominee Denis Villeneuve, “Prisoners” stars Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal in a story that speculates: how far…

Friendship is the same whether in cyberspace or physical space

In today’s society, more and more “personal” interaction takes place from one side of a glowing screen. Sometimes it’s a computer, sometimes a phone or a tablet. Electronic media provide a more convenient and less time consuming method for communication…

Profile: Sonja Perry brings excellence to MU

With endless enthusiasm and a permanent warm smile, it’s no wonder Sonja Perry’s nickname is “Sunny.” This CAFNR student shines as a role model by balancing academics, campus leadership and Greek life. A sophomore animal sciences major, Perry hails from…

CP Editorial: A call for women to fight back

For most college students BYOB, implies bringing your own booze to a loud gathering filled with red solo cups and hazy memories.  “Be your own badass” was actually the slogan of the 2013 Girls Fight Back self-defense program. Since its…

Homecoming #102 activities already under way

Save the date — the weekend of Oct. 26-27 marks the 102nd year of Mizzou’s famous homecoming tradition. Every year, thousands of alumni and students come together to celebrate and reconnect. The theme for this year’s homecoming is, “The Black…

Citizen Jane puts women directors in the spotlight

The sixth annual Citizen Jane Film Festival triumphed once again, offering “independent film by independent women.”  The 2013 festival ran from Oct. 4 – 6 and was sponsored by Stephens College. The films focused on the theme “the end of…

Bonfire adds alumni connection to CAFNR Week

One way alumni and students could socialize during CAFNR Week was by sitting around a bonfire and eating s’mores. The CAFNR Week bonfire was held on Sunday, Sept. 29,at the Bradford Research Farm. There was a wide range of activities…

Agriculture Future of America event connects current/future leaders

This November more than 500 college students preparing to enter the agriculture field will gather to network with professionals, listen to speakers and build long-lasting friendships. The 17th annual Agriculture Future of America Leaders Conference will be held Nov. 7-10…

CP Editorial: Desire for perfection is perfectly wrong

Growing up we are constantly told to be our best. Go above and beyond expectations. Make people think we are flawless. Be seamless in our actions and appearance. We conform because it’s not just our family and friends pressuring us…

Deadline for annual Dickinson Scholars Program is Oct. 15

The Dickinson Scholars Program offers College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources undergraduate students a chance to learn and engage in the agribusiness world of the Kansas City area. Last year, 22 students from the University of Missouri were hosted…

CAFNR Family Breakfast experiences exceptional turnout

 Hundreds of CAFNR students and their families filtered through the doors of Eckles Culinary Café the morning of Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, to take part in the CAFNR Family Breakfast. People of all ages, including the Smith family, conversed among…

Goat market expands to Midwest

Floppy eared, wet-nosed, food-obsessed animals have captured the heart of America. Goats are becoming more prominent in today’s market. Although profitable, until recently, goats were not commonly raised in the United States, and finding goats and goat breeders was quite…

On-campus jobs offer more benefits than just a paycheck

College students who have on-campus employment are at an advantage with rising tuition costs. According to the National Center for Education, about 80 percent of undergraduates worked part time while enrolled in college. CAFNR employment opportunities include working at South…