Author: Sydney Hoffman

Hey, my name is Sydney Hoffman, and I am from a small town called Archie, Missouri. My love of agriculture was handed down to me by my dad who grew up on a farm in northern Missouri — unlike my mom, who is a Kansas City native. I am currently a freshman majoring in science and agricultural journalism. As a 10-year member of the Cass County 4-H program and four-year member of the Cass Career Center FFA program, I have gained valuable life lessons including: confidence, public speaking skills, and a respect for hard work. These organizations have allowed me to try new things that allowed me to find a passion in photography. Being able to communicate through pictures is powerful, and I hope I can make a career out of that someday.

Desire to help led Shannon to career in extension

Pictures drawn by her children, family photographs and images of pigs surround Marcia Shannon in her small office in the Animal Science Research Center on the east side of the MU campus. Shannon, the state extension swine nutrition specialist, is…

CP Editorial: Keep sustainability out of USDA nutrition guidelines

Dietary guidelines should focus on health and nutrition rather than environmental issues. For the past few months, the United States Department of Agriculture’s new set of dietary guidelines was in the news — not because of nutrition issues, but because…