I knew how to drive a tractor in a field long before I knew how to drive a vehicle on the road. I hail from a century farm in Lonedell, Missouri, and have always had a deep-rooted passion for agriculture. I grew-up on my family’s large commercial beef cattle operation and was active in the local 4-H club and FFA chapter during my youth.
Hi, my name is Laura Bardot. I am a junior at the University of Missouri, Columbia, where I am studying science and agricultural journalism. While at MU, I have participated in several clubs and organizations; from Block and Bridle, Collegiate 4-H, to Agricultural Communicators and Leaders of Tomorrow, Griffiths Leadership Society for Women, and CAFNR Student Development Board. By being so involved on campus, I have been able to make connections to new and exciting people in the agriculture industry.
I have had several opportunities to grow professionally and individually since starting my college career. I was able to intern in our nation’s capitol this summer for the Animal Agriculture Alliance as well as intern for the Missouri House of Representatives in the spring of 2015. I plan to graduate in the spring of 2018 and hope to obtain a career as a public relations specialist for a livestock commodity group that emphasizes public policy.
I am excited to be writing for Corner Post for my third semester. Corner Post has provided me with several great writing opportunities for stories in the past and I look forward to the stories that come from this semester.