About Me


farmgirl raised

My name is Alyssa Cassidy and I grew up on a small farm outside of Columbia, Missouri. On my family farm we grow corn, soybeans, pumpkins, and we also have a few quarter horses. My mother is a schoolteacher, my father works for Missouri Farm Bureau and I have two sisters. I grew up in a small rural community where it was not uncommon to get stuck constantly behind a tractor on our roads.

Throughout my childhood I was around agriculture, I took it for granted that every little girl got to see cows, cornfields and tractors at least once a day. However it wasn’t until I started high school and I became a member of my local FFA Chapter, that I started to understand the agriculture industry and the reality that the life I lived was uncommon and unknown to many people throughout the United States. It was during my high school career that I found a passion for agriculture, and I intend to follow it for the rest of my life.



As I mentioned I followed my passion, to Missouri State University and their Department of Agriculture. I am a freshmen majoring in Agriculture Business, with plans to obtain my masters in viticulture. Now just starting my second semester of college I am happy to be a member of the Sigma Kappa Greek Sorority, Centennial Leaders Scholarship Program, Colligate Farm Bureau, and Colligate FFA.



My future goals are to graduate will a degree in Agriculture Business, and a masters in Viticulture. After graduating I would like to travel around the world to different vineyards and wineries to learn more about the global wine and grape industry. Then finally my plans are to come back to the U.S. and start my own wine and grape production in a small community. When here I would like to create an agriculture tourism program and teach people about the industry I love.


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Julie
    Apr 02, 2013 @ 03:21:33

    Hi Alyssa! If you’re like me, you love to see someone comment on your page! I’m impressed with your blog and posts…keep it up! You will enjoy going back through your writing and ideas as time goes on…I know I do. My daughter in law helped me get started back in 2009 when I really felt I wanted to do some writing; I didn’t have a over reaching goal, but wanted to mingle past and present so my kids ( and ultimately, grandkids) would have a chance to know and recall what growing up on our farm was like and also to know what it was like for me NOT to grow up on a farm. Look forward to reading more of your stuff!


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