The University of Missouri’s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources has a wide selection of majors for students to choose from. Freshman Allison Spence from Troy, Mo., chose to major in science and agricultural journalism because it was a perfect fit for her.
“The reason I chose to major science and agricultural journalism was because I loved the combination of writing and spreading the positivity of agriculture to everyone,” Spence said.
Throughout high school, Spence was involved in multiple activities, including varsity dance, yearbook, national honor society, student ambassador and mentor, and The National FFA Organization. She was elected reporter her senior year of high school. In her spare time, Spence likes to dance and go fishing and four-wheeling with her friends. Spence also has a younger brother, Billy, who is a junior in high school.
At Mizzou she is involved in Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow, National Agrimarketing Association, and Sustain Mizzou. She is interested in becoming involved with CAFNR Student Council this year.
Spence’s goal is to work in public relations. Ideally, she would like to work as a PR professional for Sydenstricker, a John Deere dealership that is located in Troy. An outgoing girl, Spence knows what she wants for her future career.