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.