Meet Olivia Hoelting

Hello! My name is Olivia Hoelting.

From a young age I can remember sitting with my dad at our family’s kitchen table looking over various agriculture magazines and newspapers. At the time, I was too young to understand most of the stories, but my dad would spend hours reading aloud to me. When I learned to read the stories myself, my dad helped me sound out some of the difficult terms myself. Little did I know, those small moments would be the first glance into my future career that I am now working towards.

I am currently a junior studying science and agricultural journalism at the University of Missouri, Columbia. I have an emphasis in agricultural marketing. I am also working towards a double minor in agricultural economics and political science.

I’m from the small town of Moscow Mills, Missouri, where I was raised on a sixth-generation family farm. Our family farm focuses on row crop, cattle, and swine production. To this day, there is nowhere else I would rather be than back home on the farm. Studying science and agricultural journalism was the best choice for me because it fit with my love for the agriculture industry and communications.

On campus I am involved in Phi Mu sorority, the Catholic Student Association, Mizzou Republicans, Rockin’ Against Multiple Sclerosis, and Mizzou for Life.After earning my degree, I hope to be working in public relations or at a marketing firm that serves agricultural clients.

I am excited to be writing for Corner Post again, to help build my portfolio and get a more hands-on experience with writing to help benefit my future.

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