camille phillips

Agriculture
11:36 am
Fri August 10, 2012

My Farm Roots: "Little Miss Janice Ann Robinson and the Cow"

When Jan Phillips was a baby, her parents said they knew by her laughter in response to a cow-driven buggy ride that she would be adventurous. Seventy years later, she's still proving them right. This is her last year on a trip to Asia.
Courtesy Jan Phillips

Ninety years ago this May, my grandfather, Ronald Merle Phillips, and his twin brother, Robert Earl, were born on a farm near Chetopa, Kan. His twin died of influenza before their second birthday, but my grandpa is still alive and well. To celebrate that fact, 150 family and friends gathered at the community center in Parsons, Kan. last month.

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Agriculture
6:00 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

How big is the agritourism industry? [graphic]

The impact of agritourism
Camille Phillips Harvest Public Media

Fully understanding the potential of agritourism in the Midwest and the country as a whole is hampered by two factors: the lack of an official definition of agritourism and the limited amount of economic data available.

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Agriculture
1:25 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

Paying to do farm chores? It's called agritourism [slideshow]

Agritourism businesses in the Midwest come in many forms, everything from pick-your-own berry fields to animal barns.
Camille Philips Harvest Public Media

Picking fruit, tasting wine, petting a goat, roping a cow. When customers pay for the honor of taking on such farm chores ... or delights … it’s called “agritourism.”

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Exam
5:16 pm
Mon March 12, 2012

Exam: March 12, 2012

Students at Colulmbia Independent School learn in a class that's part of the Confucius Institute program
Rachel Rice KBIA

This week on Exam, we talk with the future Principal of Battle High School in Columbia about her plans for the school, and we’ll tell you about the University of Missouri’s partnership with China.

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Education
4:45 pm
Mon March 12, 2012

Catching up with the future principal of Battle HS

Ninth grader Helen Temporal works on her mouse trap car outside her industrial tech. classroom at Oakland Junior High.
Camille Phillips KBIA

Battle High School won’t open its doors until August 2013, but the school’s future principal is already busy making plans. KBIA’s Camille Phillips recently caught up with Dr. Kim Presko at Oakland Junior High, where she has been principal for the past twelve years.

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Under the Microscope
5:06 pm
Thu January 19, 2012

Breeding new grape varieties

Dr. Chin-Feng Hwang checks on a cluster of grapes that is a crossbreed between the disease-resistant Norton and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.
Jennifer Moore KSMU

 

This week on the show: do you know what's living in your firewood? Plus, new cultivars could change Missouri's wine industry.

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Business Beat
4:46 pm
Wed January 4, 2012

Proposed child labor changes questioned on the farm

MacKenzie Lewis, 15, pulls weed-control plastic up from a watermelon field on Julie and Scott Wilber's farm near Boone, Iowa.
Peggy Lowe Harvest Public Media

This week: Missouri could gain over two hundred thousand jobs by the 2025, and the Department of Labor proposed new regulations on kids working on the farm who are under 16.

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Exam
4:00 pm
Mon December 26, 2011

Macon high schooler leads thousands

Blodgett laughs along with her classmates as they play a mock-interview game in her Business Technology class.
Elizabeth Trovall KBIA

This week: The latest on the CPS redistricting process. Plus we’ll introduce you to a high schooler in Macon who has already started ‘climbing the ladder.’

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Exam
6:14 pm
Mon December 12, 2011

Inside Columbia's High Schools

Students work in an AP Calculus class at Hickman high school in Columbia
Camille Phillips KBIA

This week on exam, we take you inside the cultures of Columbia’s high schools.

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Education
4:22 pm
Wed November 9, 2011

Truman State University Boasts Third-Most Master's Fulbright Grants

The campus at Truman State.
Ian Monroe Flickr

More Truman State University students have been awarded Fulbright grants this year than all but two other Master’s institutions in the country.

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Under The Microscope
12:02 pm
Thu November 3, 2011

Under the Microscope: November 3, 2011

Brett O’Brien checks an ash tree branch for signs of infestation in a Columbia Parks and Recreation Department workshop.
Camille Phillips KBIA

This week on the show: do you know what's living in your firewood? Plus, new cultivars could change Missouri's wine industry.

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Education
4:37 pm
Mon October 31, 2011

Exam: October 31, 2011

This week: Columbia Public Schools is exploring the options for it new school boundaries. Three Columbia high school students win an award meant to honor the best young writers in the country.  And Columbia and the University of Missouri continue to expand their relationship with China.

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Business Beat
6:14 pm
Wed October 26, 2011

Business Beat: October 26, 2011

MacKenzie Lewis, 15, pulls weed-control plastic up from a watermelon field on Julie and Scott Wilber's farm near Boone, Iowa.
Peggy Lowe Harvest Public Media

This week: Missouri could gain over two hundred thousand jobs by the 2025, and the Department of Labor proposed new regulations on kids working on the farm who are under 16. 

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