My name is Sarah Goellner, and I am currently a senior in the science and agricultural journalism program. I received my associate degree from Moberly Area Community College before transferring to MU. I grew up in Palmyra, Missouri, with my parents Bill and Nancy, and an older sister Rebecca.
Agriculture has deep roots in my family. My uncles’ and cousins’ farms surrounded my home, and I was always included in the daily activities. I was deeply involved 4-H and FFA throughout my childhood.
I have always had an interest in writing and journalism. From a young age, I knew that journalism was the right profession for me. Being able to combine agriculture with journalism for my college major and future career is important to me. CAFNR has been a perfect fit for me since my first day on campus.
I currently am an intern for two very interesting groups on campus. I work with the Interdisciplinary Plant Group, which is a member of the Division of Plant Sciences. I also am part of the team that works in the CAFNR International Programs office. These jobs have helped me gain invaluable experiences.
After graduation, I hope to be able to communicate and market the field of agriculture to a large audience. I am excited to work for Corner Post for the third semester because it will give me more experience needed to pursue my future career. I look forward to adding more stories to my portfolio in order to gain a career in the agricultural marketing field upon graduation.