Coming from a rural town known as Richland, Missouri, where the cows outnumber the people, I have become fond of and learned to respect every agricultural aspect of my community. I grew up on what some people might call a “funny farm.” I raised anything from a handful of horses, rabbits, poultry, goats, sheep and hogs, to a few vegetable and fruit gardens here and there. I was always highly involved with the Richland FFA Chapter, where I held many leadership positions and showed off the blue corduroy jacket wherever I went. I was known as the FFA kid of Richland. Beyond agriculture, my favorite pastimes include nature photography and listening to classic country music, which reminds me of my small community. I am currently majoring in Agricultural Education with a double minor in Agricultural Economics and Animal Science, and I plan to spread the word of FFA and agriculture into a rural classroom after I graduate. I am beyond excited to write for the CAFNR Corner Post and I can’t wait to share with you all some interesting things in agriculture happening in our lives.
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