Hello! My name is Sabrina Cope. I am a junior from the small town of Truxton, Mo., and come from a farm that focuses mainly on livestock. The livestock that is raised on my family’s farm includes cattle, sheep and pigs. Some crops are harvested on our farm; these crops include corn, soybeans, straw and hay.
Before I attended MU, I was a student at Maryville University-St. Louis, a small private school that is located in Chesterfield. I attended Maryville for two years as a psychology major, but I started to miss agriculture and the opportunities that came along with it, so I made the decision to transfer. Although the transitions from a small private school like Maryville to a large public institution like MU was a bit overwhelming, I have come to love the larger school atmosphere.
Since my arrival at MU, I have gotten involved in many organizations on campus. Before the start of the school year, I decided to rush for MU’s formal recruitment and was given a bid to Sigma Sigma Sigma. Along with my sorority, I am also involved with Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow and the National Agri-Marketing Association. In addition, during the recent semester break, I participated in CAFNR’s Dickinson’s Scholars program in Kansas City. Each scholar is assigned to a company and my company was DuPont Pioneer. During our week in Kansas City, we met with company salespeople, researchers, executives and toured different areas of the company. At the end of the week, our group was asked to make a presentation about the issues of food-security and present our final product to our peers.
Though I do have previous experience with writing for Corner Post, I am still excited for this semester! I love looking for different topics to write about because in the end, that is what journalism is all about