My name is Ella Klott. I am an agriculture major at the University of Missouri. I have a few relatives who consider themselves alumni, no matter how short the time that was spent enrolled here. My uncle breaks the family record at exactly one semester.
I am originally from Curryville, Missouri. Usually, when people ask me where I’m from, I start out by saying Bowling Green, because it’s a little bigger. If they don’t recognize either of those, then I tell them it’s in between Troy and Hannibal.
Agriculture has always been a big part of my life. I grew up on my family’s beef cattle and row crop farm. I enjoy participating in horsemanship events including fun shows and team sorting.
In addition to learning about and participating in agriculture activities, some of my other favorite things to do are advocate for agriculture through my roles in FFA and other opportunities in public.
Learning more about agricultural journalism will help strengthen my communication skills, so that I will be taken professionally and seriously in the real world.
My future plans are undecided, but I know I want a career that I’m out and about doing something. I think classes within CAFNR will help me find exactly what I love doing … so I won’t have to work a day in my life.