Author: Makenzie Melton

My name is Makenzie Melton, and I am a freshman studying agricultural business management and public policy at the University of Missouri. I am from a tiny town called El Dorado Springs, in southwestern Missouri. I am the youngest of three daughters and have two wonderful parents. I have lived on a diversified livestock farm my whole life, where we’ve raised cattle, horses, swine, sheep, goats and bred beagle dogs. Growing up on a humble farm allowed me to develop a deep love for advocating the truths of agriculture. My junior year, I approached my local newspaper and proposed the idea of starting an agriculture column. They accepted and I became the proud author of a weekly column over ag issues, new technology and current hot topics in the industry. I discovered my newfound desire to interview, research and write in order to help those disconnected from the farm understand better why we, as agriculturists, do what we do.

International students share their cultures at annual welcome party

“Increasing global competence, understanding and partnership” is the core of Missouri International Student Council’s mission statement, and the International Welcome Party provided cultural knowledge for all who attended. MISC sponsors the party every year, as international students from all over…