Category: CAFNR

CP Editorial: The absurdity of misleading food labels

Companies are using unnecessary labels such as “organic,” “all-natural,” and “non-GMO” on their products to capitalize on consumers’ misconceptions, and it’s time for them to stop. Uninformed consumers are led to believe that these products are better or healthier and…

CP Editorial: Locally grown means out-of-this-world taste

As you bite into your favorite meal, you don’t want to taste anything short of delicious.  Seared vegetables cooked just right, bursting with flavor and smooth umami, or maybe that perfectly tender, juicy steak that offers a surprise to your…

From polishing up resumes to tweaking interview skills, CAFNR students have multiple opportunities to improve job-search readiness

Based on recent events, CAFNR could change its name to the College of Agriculture, Food, Natural Resources … and Professional Development. In preparation for the CAFNR Internship and Career Fair, held on Sept. 26, CAFNR Career Services hosted a variety…

Tummons lives what he teaches: character, integrity, respect

When John Tummons left his job as a high school ag teacher to work as a professional development specialist at the University of Missouri in 2008, he took a huge pay cut.  However, his skills were recognized immediately, and he…

Focus on Africa sheds light on international scholastic research at the University of Missouri

Attendees of the Focus on Africa Event witnessed the fire, determination, and passion that two African scholars have for socioeconomic and climate issues impacting developing countries and Missouri. Tunde Ojewola opened the discussion, held on Sept. 5, 2018, in the…

CP Editorial: Four-year colleges are not the only path to success

After high school graduation, many students feel pressured by parents and school counselors to attend four-year universities and colleges in hopes of receiving a prestigious degree and higher salaries. But there is another path that can also lead to good,…

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…