Author: Lauren Quinlan

Hey, Tiger fans! My name is Lauren Quinlan, and I am a freshman majoring in agricultural education and leadership at the University of Missouri. After graduating from Mizzou, I plan to either become an FFA adviser or work for an agriculture company. Although Columbia, Missouri, is slowly beginning to feel like my second home, I am originally from a small town called Mexico, Missouri. Ever since I was little, the agriculture industry has played a major role in my life. My fondest memories come from riding alongside my dad in the cab of a tractor and learning the ins and outs of life on the farm. My family owns and operates a cattle and row crop operation, and I have shown cattle at my local county fair for the past nine years. I also help out with my family’s vegetable garden, where we grow a wide variety of produce to share with our family and friends. Additionally, both of my parents are teachers, so I learned from an early age how to appreciate the value and importance of a strong education. I am beyond excited to carry on my family’s tradition and earn my stripes here at Mizzou. This semester, I am looking forward to furthering my involvement on campus, getting out of my comfort zone and serving as a reporter for CAFNR Corner Post. M-I-Z!

CP editorial: R-E-S-P-E-C-T, find out what it means

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Kearney teacher works to change perceptions of agriculture

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