Author: Sydney Queathem

My name is Sydney Queathem, and this is my first year at the University of Missouri studying agribusiness management. I am from a small, rural town called Montgomery City, Missouri, where I grew up surrounded by my big family and my five younger siblings. My family has always been important to me, and they keep things interesting when I come home. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, cooking and watching re-runs of Friends. I grew up being a 4-H member and got involved in FFA when I hit high school. I participated in a variety of speaking and contest events that broadened my knowledge in different areas of agriculture. Being an FFA member and working at my dad’s crop insurance business were two factors that influenced me to pursue a major within the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. I came to Mizzou because it has felt like home ever since I stepped foot on campus during a college visit. I have never been a part of a school newspaper or had any journalistic writing experience until now. I am a little nervous about being a part of the Corner Post staff because it will bring me out of my comfort zone. I know that it will give me an opportunity to research different areas within agriculture and areas outside of the agricultural realm. I am excited to see what this semester will bring!

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