Author: Sydnee Mason

I am Sydnee Mason, a sophomore studying agricultural education and leadership. I call my hometown of Marshall, Missouri, my “happy place,” where I found a love for this industry and the people who make it spectacular. My parents work as rodeo coaches at Missouri Valley College, focusing on the next generations of leaders and preparing them for success in and out of the rodeo arena. Determined to solve problems and build relationships, I am excited to continue my education at the University of Missouri. This semester, I am looking forward to writing for Corner Post to push the boundaries of my comfort zone and tell stories about farm families, their products, and rural life.

Teach Ag speech contest sparks interest in ag education as a career

For most Missourians, December is a time for chilly weather, Christmas movies, and family. For Pam Rowland, the teacher recruitment and retention coordinator for Missouri Agricultural Education, December is a time for hope — for the future of agricultural education.…