Hello! My name is Sydnee Mason. I am a freshman at the University of Missouri majoring in Agricultural Education and Leadership, and I am from Marshall, Missouri.
Growing up, I spent my summers living out of horse trailers with my parents and my sister surrounded by the sport of rodeo. I had the opportunity to travel across our great nation visiting communities located anywhere from Belgrade, Montana, to Kellettville, Pennsylvania, attending some of the best Pro-Rodeos in the country.
Both of my parents are rodeo coaches at Missouri Valley College, which has given me the opportunity to integrate the western lifestyle and my rodeo background into the way I advocate for Missouri agriculture.
I am currently serving as the Missouri FFA State Secretary and a Missouri Farm Bureau Ambassador. There is a special place in my heart for Agriculture Education on the Move, where I serve as an educator and program advocate. Throughout my time at the University, I hope to expand my knowledge of agriculture and network with others. Above all, I plan to use my experiences and knowledge of rural life to help consumers develop an understanding and appreciation of agriculture, the way their food is produced and the farming families who make it all happen.
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