My name is Kellianne Mitchell (pronounced Kelly-Ann). I’m from Troy, Missouri, and I am a freshman science and agricultural journalism student at Mizzou. Back at home, I live with my mom, dad, younger brother and my chocolate lab, Lizzy. I’m also that girl who will never grow out of that horse-crazy stage. I’ve been riding horses since I was about 3 years old and have done just about anything and everything, but now I currently own my one horse, Josey, and barrel race.
Having a passion for agriculture is something I’d like to think I was born with. All four generations of my family are farming today. So I’ve been around the industry my entire life. Although I’ve been raised around all aspects of agriculture, my involvement in the Troy FFA Chapter, and FFA in general, truly sparked my love for it. My successes throughout my FFA career are some of what I am most proud of. I’ve participated at all levels and have won titles at all levels, from local to state to national, as well as held officer positions in my local chapter. I believe FFA has helped me become who I am today.
I hope to some day work for an agricultural company or publication so I can continue to promote agriculture through writing, marketing and other means of public relations. I’m excited to be a part of Mizzou’s CAFNR and writing for Corner Post because I can finally get the chances and opportunities to share and spread the word about agriculture and it’s many, many benefits to the world.