Author: Hannah Persell

Hey, everybody! My name is Hannah Persell and I am excited to begin my first semester here at the University of Missouri. I am majoring in agribusiness management with an emphasis in sales and communications. Unlike some, I didn’t know I wanted to become a tiger until after high school graduation. The thought of joining the Mizzou family was actually intimidating for a small-town girl like me. I was raised in rural northwest Missouri and graduated this year from Trenton High School. Growing up in a rural area, my love for the agricultural industry began at a young age. The more that I involve the general public in agricultural discussions, the more I learn about the large disconnect our industry faces. Agriculture is not only a huge part of my life, but rather, of everyone’s. It is the roof over our heads, the food on our plate and the clothes that we wear. For that reason, I am looking forward to learning how to communicate more effectively and how to become a better advocate for the agricultural industry as I pursue my career.

Missouri FFA president leads by putting others first

The convention hall came to life as bright lights flashed from wall to wall, loud music echoed throughout the arena and thousands of Missouri FFA Association members and family welcomed Truman the Tiger to the stage from above. Among the…