My passion for agriculture and the University of Missouri began at an early age. I was raised by two MU graduates on a row crop and livestock farm outside of Jamestown, Missouri. We raise primarily field crops, Brangus cattle and pumpkins. While my hometown, Jamestown, may not be marked on most maps, it helped shaped me into who I am today and it is a place where I am proud to call home.
Growing up in the small town lifestyle allowed me to be involved in everything from sports to FFA. I fell in love with advocating for agriculture and being able to teach others about the importance of the industry. Ever since I was very young, I can remember my parents dragging my older sister and me to Farm Bureau and Young Farmer meetings. Once I became older, I appreciated how much knowledge I gained from those events. As my knowledge grew, my passion increased for the success of the agriculture industry. This growing passion led me to the University to pursue a future career in Agriculture Communications.
I always hoped I would attend the University of Missouri for my undergrad degree. I was raised in a family that bleeds black and gold. Growing up, my family never missed a Mizzou Football game. While I enjoyed cheering on the tigers this past fall, I did not choose MU because of its athletics. The University has arguably the best agricultural program in the state. I am grateful to be part of the CAFNR family. During fall semester of my freshman year I became a member of Collegiate Farm Bureau, Agriculture Education Society, Agriculture Education Ambassadors, and the Christian Campus House Ministries. Now it is finally my time to make my mark on Mizzou and I could not be more excited.