Author: Tessa Jennings

Hey everyone! My name is Tessa Jennings, and I am a freshman at the University of Missouri, majoring in plant sciences with an emphasis in breeding, biology, and biotechnology and minoring in science and agricultural communications and agribusiness. My passion for agriculture began four years ago when I made the decision to join FFA in my hometown of Ashland, Missouri. Although I have always lived in a rural community, I wasn’t aware of the importance of the agriculture industry until high school. Becoming an active member in the National FFA Organization opened my eyes to agriculture and helped me determine that I want to go into this industry. Choosing to go to the University of Missouri is one of the best decisions that I have made for myself. Not only am I receiving an excellent education, but this college has also provided me with lifelong friends and experiences, and it is only the beginning of four years for me. I’m really excited that I have the opportunity to be a part of the CAFNR Corner Post. I am very passionate about the agriculture industry and I hope that this experience will help me to advance my knowledge of the industry so that I can become a better advocate.

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