Hello! My name is Will Robinson, and I am a science and agricultural journalism major at the University of Missouri. Born and raised in mid-Missouri, I hail from the small town of Wellsville, Missouri. There, I was privileged to discover the values of life on my family’s third-generation swine operation.
Growing up raising livestock, I had the opportunity to travel and compete in local, state and national swine shows. This was always thrilling until the tenth hour of a 12-hour drive to a show in south Texas when the never-changing road started to test my creativity. I am a tenured member of 4-H as well as being a member of the National Junior Swine Association. Both organizations have been a large factor in my interest in agriculture.
My showing career started at the age of 3 at a national show in Louisville, Kentucky. According to my parents, I had more fun playing in the wood shavings than I did exhibiting my pig. This resulted in a very serious sibling talk between me and my, at the time, 5-year-old sister.
From the age of 7 I have been an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.This fire was stoked during the 2006 World Series run. In watching the Cardinals progression, I fell in love with Chris Carpenter, pushing me to pitch on my little league team. Up until this last summer I played first base and pitcher for American Legion Post 122 out of Warrenton, Missouri.
Over the past summer I had the opportunity to work at Country 96, a radio station based out of Mexico, Missouri. On the weekends, I worked as a radio personality dubbed “The Kid.” As I progress through college, I hope to find an internship at an agricultural based radio corporation such as the Brownfield radio network so that I can further pursue broadcasting as a career.
I am excited to be writing for CAFNR Corner Post this semester. This is an opportunity for me to develop skills as a journalist. Skills that will be useful in my desired career field.