Raised in a small rural town and attending a high school that sits in the middle of a corn field, one can say I come from the “heart of the country.” My name is Emily Brune, and I am currently a freshman studying Agricultural Education at the University of Missouri. My love for the agriculture industry developed at a young age. My family owns a farming operation raising Angus beef cattle and row crops. Over the years, as I have assisted my father in maintaining our farming operation, I have come to appreciate the world of agriculture and its importance.
In high school, I continued to grow in knowledge and devotion to the agriculture industry through the FFA Organization. Serving as a chapter officer all four years, I was actively involved within the organization and community. I participated in various contests including livestock judging, soil judging, parliamentary procedure, and public speaking. By competing in these events, I developed essential life skills that will benefit me in my future career.
I plan to pursue a career as an agricultural education teacher. Inspired by my own high school agricultural adviser, I wanted the opportunity to do the same for other individuals. I am excited to write for Corner Post and look forward to promoting the agriculture industry.
> Read Emily’s story: Unclear labeling causes confusion: GMO free, organic and all natural … oh my!