Meet Maggie Glidewell

Maggie Glidewell

Maggie Glidewell

Now entering Clinton County, you are currently 45 minutes north of Kansas City, in the small town of Lathrop, Missouri. At the end of a curvy gravel road, on the edge of the county line, sits an old yellow farm house, the place I call home. Home is where the heart is they say, and that couldn’t be closer to the truth for me. Growing up, I was the youngest of four children. Two sisters and one brother made for a childhood full of love, laughter, and of course a little competition.

In my small town it was nothing out of the ordinary to be involved in agriculture. My brother and I started by being involved in the 4-H and FFA organizations. My family has a primary focus on equine, and it was looking through the ears of an American Quarter horse that I realized that there was more to agriculture than crops and cows. With help from the 4-H and FFA organizations, I found passion in not just agriculture, but being able to communicate it with others. I chose to continue my education at the University of Missouri as a science and agricultural journalism major, because I have a deep passion for communicating and informing others so they, too, can have a love and understanding for agriculture.

In the future I hope to be able to take my experiences and love for agriculture and put them to work in a business setting. It is my passion to be an advocate for animal agriculture someday. However, I also would love follow a path involving marketing and public relations. I am abundantly excited to write for CAFNR’s Corner Post this semester, and work with fellow students who are also passionate about communicating agriculture.

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