My name is Maggie Resor, and I am a freshman science and agricultural journalism major at MU. I am from Chillicothe, Missouri, a small town about an hour and a half north of Kansas City. Chillicothe is also known for being the “Home of Sliced Bread.” My parents are Mike and Julie Resor, and I have an older brother named Joe.
My love for agriculture began when I joined FFA my freshman year of high school. My SAE included working at my parents’ seed business, selling produce from my garden and selling eggs. I participated in contest teams and public speaking contests. I served as a chapter officer for three years, and also was a member on the National FFA Band where I performed with other FFA members from 39 states. Everything I did in FFA expanded my knowledge of agriculture and taught me the importance of hard work. I gained public speaking skills and other important life lessons that I will use for the rest of my life.
During the summer between my freshman and sophomore year of high school, I attended Joseph Baldwin Academy, a summer academic camp. While at Joseph Baldwin Academy I took a class about journalism. This is where my interest in journalism began. I love telling other people’s stories. I chose to major in science and agricultural journalism, because I can communicate the importance of agriculture in our everyday lives. I hope to either work in marketing or public relations for an agricultural company, or become a writer for an agriculture related publication.
When I am not in class I enjoy reading, watching movies, being outside, listening to music and spending time with my friends and family. This year I am a member of Marching Mizzou.