Author: Amberlee Gandy

Hi! My name is Amberlee Gandy and I am a freshman at the University of Missouri pursuing a degree in agricultural education and leadership. I am excited to start my experience at Mizzou and to learn new things that will prepare me for my future. I grew up in the country in Gower, Missouri, but I never lived on a farm. Gower is a small town of about 1,500 people north of Kansas City. Although I do not have a background in farming, my connection to agriculture started at a young age. I practically grew up in the ag building at our school, spending late nights there with my mom. With my experience in FFA, I discovered a newfound love for communication, speaking, and helping others gain confidence in themselves so that they can also grow and find a love for the field that changed my life.

MDA director Chinn shares insights on Missouri agriculture with Columbia business group

Business leaders from the Columbia area gathered on Monday, Oct. 29, from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. to hear from Chris Chinn, director of the Missouri Department of Agriculture. Chinn shared her thoughts about many challenges currently facing the agricultural industry…