Author: Samantha Gibson

My name is Samantha Gibson, I was raised in the farming community of Norborne, Mo. The rural area and guidance of my father, Todd Gibson, led me to develop a strong passion for agriculture. I greatly enjoy writing, capturing pictures, and educating the public about agriculture. My plans are to continue my education at the University of Missouri with a major in science and agricultural journalism and earn a master’s in journalism. After I complete my degrees, I hope to start a career with an established agricultural public relations firm.

‘Traveling Aggie’ to spend summer in Mozambique

Breanne Brammer was eagerly awaiting her summer travels with a Mozambique visa, updated immunization records and a pre-packed suitcase. Brammer is a sophomore science and agricultural journalism major at the University of Missouri. She also is an international agriculture minor,…

Division clubs unite for picnic and planning

Shorts, sandals, sunshine and free barbecued pork! The Division of Applied Social Sciences held the first DASS Clubs Spring Picnic. The event was held Monday, May 6, at Stephens Lake Gordon Shelter. DASS is the Division of Applied Social Sciences…

#Agriculture: The Importance of Social Media

Advances in technology have drastically changed agriculture production methods over the decades. Now, new methods of communication are also changing the way the public learns about agriculture and forms opinions about food production. “Agriculture is becoming more diverse as a…

Chris Chinn tells her story and promotes her passion

Agriculture’s story needs to be told, and Chris Chinn is eager to tell it. She is an advocate for agriculture, speaking on behalf of agriculturists across the state and country. On top of informing people about agriculture, Chinn is also…

CAFNR alumni show their support with annual auction

This year marks the 19th anniversary of the University of Missouri’s CAFNR Ag Unlimited Banquet and Auctions. The CAFNR Ag Unlimited Banquet is a special occasion honoring the College of Agriculture Food and Natural Resources’ best and brightest students. “The…

Editorial: Consumers should have no fear of GMOs

Sitting in the cab of my family John Deere tractor, all I see is a small plant standing two meters high. This mighty plant is covered with fine brown hairs, surrounding the pod, stems, and leaves. The seed shows signs…