Media Archives

Local media outlets and bloggers have been following our work since we started in 2008. Articles, features and clips have helped to get the word out about our programs and the impact we’re making in mid-Missouri.

-2017 Coverage-

Versatile Innovations: CCUA Opportunity Gardens (Versatile Innovations, 4/5/2017)

Feast TV: Columbia Center for Agriculture (FeastTV, 4/3/2017) Full Story

Empty Bowls (KBIA, 3/20/2017)

Empty Bowls (KOMU, 3/19/2017)

CCUA Empty Bowls Project (KBIA, 3/16/2017)

Elementary school students try to help end hunger (Columbia Missourian, 2/27/2017)

-2016 Coverage-

2017’s 20 Under 40: Billy Polansky (Columbia Business Times, 12/21/2016)

CCUA Receives $25,000 Grant (Columbia Missourian, 12/2/2016)

Harvest Hootenanny (Columbia Tribune, 11/20/2016)

Students Cook and Serve Meals (Columbia Tribune, 11/6/2016)

USDA Grant will go Towards Farmers Market (KBIA, 10/27/2017)

Harvest Hootenanny (KBIA, 10/5/2016)

Farmer’s Market Pavilion Project (Columbia Missourian, 9/29/2016)

Crop Hunger Walk (Columbia Missourian, 9/25/2016)

Public Input on Changes to Farmer’s Market (KOMU, 8/6/2016)

Urban Agriculture has Benefits, but can be Oversold (KBIA, 8/4/2016)

Columbia Farmer’s Market debut (Columbia Missourian, 8/4/2016)

Development of Ag Park in Central Columbia (Columbia Tribune, 7/30/2016)

Boone County Soil and Water Conservation District Receives Grant (KOMU, 7/22/2016)

Workers build garden for Patriots Place (Columbia Tribune, 7/14/2016)

Farmers Market and Community Gardens (Columbia Tribune, 6/12/2016)

Camp Salsa (Columbia Missourian, 6/25/2016)

Recognition for Sustainability Efforts (KOMU, 4/19/2016)

Elementary Students Learn about spinach, food miles and composting (Columbia Tribune, 4/19/2016)

Columbia Independent School students learn outside classroom (Columbia Tribune, 3/23/2016)

True/False Partners with CCUA (Columbia Missourian, 3/13/2016)

CCUA Promotes Unity (Columbia Missourian, 1/24/2016)

-2015 Coverage-

New farming method produces more food for the community (KOMU, 5/27/2015)

Columbia College students finish garden project (KOMU, 4/28/2015)

New grant hopes to make farmers more energy efficient (KOMU, 4/22/2015)

Farmers discuss organic certification cost share program (KOMU, 4/21/2015)

Farm your yard: Connecting through gardens (KBIA, 4/15/2015)

Local gardeners learn to confidently cultivate mushrooms (Columbia Missourian, 4/15/2015)

Columbia AmeriCorps organizations to be recognized this week (Columbia Missourian, 4/6/2015)

Cultures, generations mingle at Columbia College’s ‘Cougarden’ (Columbia Daily Tribune, 4/1/2015)

Community garden connects international students (Columbia Missourian, 3/31/2015)

Farm your yard: Building new garden beds (KBIA, 3/19/2015)

Milk crate garden outside of Lucky’s Market (KRCG13, 3/14/2015)

Our opinion: Exploit new ag markets (News-PressNOW, 2/16/2015)

Community gardening and urban farming workshops set (Journal-Gazette and Times-Courier, 1/23/2015)

From readers: Douglass students learn through community involvement (Missourian, 1/5/2015)

-2014 Coverage-

Farm your yard: Planning the spring garden (KBIA, 12/19/2014)

From readers: Center for Urban Agriculture gets people involved with food production at its roots (Missourian, 12/19/2014)

Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture marks success, plans success (Missourian, 12/16/2014)

Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture extends reach into local schools (Missourian, 12/16/2014)

Farm your yard: Put your garden to bed for the winter (KBIA, 11/27/2014)

From Readers: Local company, farm work together to bring Columbia fresh food (Missourian, 11/14/2014)

The Yard Farmer: Planting fall garlic (KBIA, 10/30/2014)

Hard freeze may be frightful for plants (Missourian, 10/30/2014)

Area Organization Honors MU Service-Learner for Service (MU Serves, 10/2014)

Exam: Columbia Outdoor Classrooms bring agriculture and healthy foods to elementary students (KBIA, 10/20/2014)

Center for Urban Agriculture bags $55,000 grant (Missourian, 10/20/2014)

Urban Farm holds fifth annual Harvest Hootenanny (Missourian, 10/4/2014)

Thinking out loud: CCUA (KBIA, 10/2/2014)

CCUA’s annual harvest (Columbia Daily Tribune, 9/23/2014)

Fifth annual Harvest Hootenanny fundraiser (Vox Magazine, 9/10/2014)

Step Forward Day encourages first-year students to volunteer (The Maneater, 8/26/2014)

From Readers – Harvest Hootenanny (Missourian, 8/22/2014)

For fifth season, Kilgore’s and CCUA feed children from a city garden (Columbia Daily Tribune, 8/19/2014)

CCUA absorbs Outdoor Classroom Project (Columbia Business Times, 8/12/2014)

Oudoor Classroom Program will start at Columbia schools this fall (Missourian, 8/11/2014)

Paul Pepper: CCUA & Talking Horse Productions (KBIA, 7/31/2014)

Paul Pepper: Lorenzo Lawson, Youth Empowerment Zone, “King’s Kids” (KBIA, 7/21/2014)

CCUA to expand backyard gardens (Columbia Business Times, 7/21/2014)

From Readers – CCUA teaches home gardening (Missourian, 7/18/2014)

Urban Agriculture Conference 2014 (The Hort, 7/17/2014)

Urban agriculture group touts the many benefits of gardening (Columbia Daily Tribune, 6/8/2014)

Loco for local food and drink (Columbia Daily Tribune, 6/3/2014)

NYC hosts HSNY/The Hort’s Urban Agriculture Conference (, 6/3/2014)

Cooking what’s in season this summer (Columbia Home Magazine, 5/30/2014)

The Horticultural Society of New York (The Hort) hosts fourth annual Urban Agriculture Conference (5/29/2014, New York Real Estate Journal)

Columbia group plants seeds of health, hope with urban ag efforts (5/16/2014)

Video: CCUA juxtaposes rural and urban landscapes (Missourian, 5/15/2014)

From readers: CCUA can help gardeners prepare for spring (Missourian, 4/24/2014)

Grocery stores plan to sell compost for gardens (KOMU, 4/21/2014)

CCUA teaches kids to naturally dye Easter Eggs (KOMU, 4/19/2014)

Midwest soil still not recovered from drought (KOMU, 4/2/2014)

Photo: Lucky’s Market donates to CCUA (Columbia Daily Tribune, 1/15/2014)

-2013 Coverage-

Gallery: Harvest Hootenanny (Columbia Daily Tribune, 10/20/2013)

Harvest Hootenanny is a hit (Columbia Daily Tribune, 10/6/2013)

CCUA celebrates for a cause (KOMU, 10/5/2013)

Video: Harvest Hootenanny (KOMU, 10/5/2013)

Paul Pepper: CCUA & Slow Food Katy Trail (KBIA, 9/20/2013)

Taste of Local Food Festival comes to Columbia (KOMU, 9/7/2013)

A conversation with Adam Saunders (Vox Magazine, 7/25/2013)

Columbia Montessori School students learn through fowl play (Urban Pioneer, 7/20/2013)

Urban gardens help create sustainable community (KOMU, 5/16/2013)

Green education helps students make sustainable decisions (KOMU, 5/10/2013)

United Way Highlight: Billy Polansky, CCUA (United Way, 4/23/2013)

Blue Ridge Elementary celebrates Earth Day with new gardens (Missourian, 4/22/2013)

Blue Ridge Elementary launches family garden project (Columbia Daily Tribune, 4/22/2013)

CCUA hosts harvest celebration (Missourian, 1/10/2013)

‘Pockets of change:’ Losing faith in institutions, Missourians look to themselves for solutions (Missourian, 1/10/2013)

-2012 Coverage-

United Way names new recipient list (Columbia Daily Tribune, 10/17/2012)

Hootenanny celebrates urban farming (Columbia Daily Tribune, 9/30/2012)

Harvest Hootenanny encourages urban farming (KOMU, 9/29/2012)

Photo gallery 2012 Harvest Hootenanny (Missourian, 9/29/2012)

MU Health Care, “Tigers on Track,” & Harvest Hootenanny (KBIA, 9/27/2012)

CCUA helps feed a growing need for fresh food in central Columbia (Columbia Daily Tribune, 9/25/2012)

Autumn temperatures make for good gardening (KOMU, 9/17/2012)

Growing Columbia (CAFNR News, 9/17/2012)

Urban farms beat the summer heat (KOMU, 9/6/2012)

CCUA, rainbow house get grants (Columbia Daily Tribune, 8/31/2012)

Demand for local produce on the rise in Columbia (Urban Pioneer, Summer 2012)

Pumpkins, melons and corn (KBIA, 5/30/2012)

Urban farm prepares for a spot on Eco Avenue (KOMU, 4/20/2012)

Photo: Farmers say raw milk bias is misguided (Columbia Daily Tribune, 4/16/2012)

CCUA gets $5,000 grant (KBIA, 2/23/2012)

Grant will pay for new food gardens (Columbia Daily Tribune, 2/21/2012)

Two Columbia groups get agricultural grants (KOMU, 2/19/2012)

CCUA receives grant to support Opportunity Garden Program (Missouri Department of Agriculture, 2/16/2012)

-2011 Coverage-

A farmer’s food for thought in 7 minutes (KBIA, 12/16/2011)

Urban farmers celebrate harvest with the community (KOMU, 10/1/2011)

Joint committee pushes for urban agriculture in mid-Missouri (KOMU, 9/27/2011)

Harvest Hootenanny & Missouri Cures (KBIA, 9/27/2011)

Cities ease rules to encourage urban farms (9/20/2011)

Urban farmers say, show me the money! (KOMU, 9/13/2011)

Community garden sprouts near downtown Columbia (KOMU, 5/10/2011)

Urban farm center strives to become self-sustaining (Columbia Business Times, 4/15/2011)

-2010 Coverage-

Students volunteer at urban farm (KOMU, 11/29/2010)

Agriculture center celebrates harvest (KOMU, 10/30/2010)

Urban farms encourage education in the community (KOMU, 9/28/2010)

Volunteers build hoop house at West Boulevard Elementary (Missourian, 9/25/2010)

Groups brings agriculture into the city (KOMU, 8/27/2010)

Local workshops showcase healthy food (KOMU, 8/21/2010)

Gallery: Workshops to provide new perspectives on urban hens (Missourian, 8/12/2010)

CCUA to make food available to more people (Missourian, 8/11/2010)

CCUA to accept electronic food stamps (Missourian, 8/11/2010)

Food lesson takes root on urban plot in Columbia (Columbia Daily Tribune, 5/28/2010)

Chicken ordinance comes home to roost (Columbia Business Times, 4/17/2010)

Garden project part of Kilgore’s focus on customer and community service (Columbia Business Times, 2/5/2010)

-2009 Coverage-

Columbia (Missouri) Center for Urban Agriculture (City Farmer News, 11/12/2009)

Kilgore’s medical pharmacy (Columbia Daily Tribune, 3/5/2009)

-2008 Coverage-

Graduate student begins composting program at MU (Missourian, 9/3/2008)

Get a job with urban agriculture! (Footprint magazine, 12/7/2008)