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.

Transition time for farmers and farmers markets

From sunshine to flurries, winter is marked by several transitions. Whether you are a student, professor, or alum, winter is a time to bundle up and brave the elements. For the Stanton Brothers, however, this new season is nothing but…

CP editorial: Patchwork of CAFO regulations harm rural communities

When it rained, janitors strategically placed trash cans in the hallways to catch the runoff that slipped through the holes in the ceiling of my high school. Transparent layers of cellophane lined gaps in the ceiling tiles to funnel rainwater…

Commencement signifies a time of transition for CAFNR grads

Change and transition are typical for future College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources graduate Allison Stiens. She grew up in Maryville, Missouri, and traded one college town for another as she pursued a degree in agribusiness management in Columbia,…

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.…