Freshman Year

Coming to its End

This will be my last official blog according to the syllabus I was given at the beginning of the semester in my agriculture public relations class, however I am still undecided whether or not I will continue to blog on my own about my life and whatever else I choose.

So for this blog I decided that it would take entirely too long to sum up what this year of my life has meant to me, therefore I am just going to talk about three F’s, family, friends, and future.

My Family

My Family

My Family

There has been no other experience quite like leaving for college that has opened my eyes to how important my family is to me. With all the time away from home I began to realize how amazing my home really is. My home is where my mom and dad are, where my sisters are, where my memories are and where I became who I am today. This home was created by the two most amazing people I have ever had the privilege of being a daughter to, my parents. Here three hours away from them, I have had to learn to take care of myself. The only reason I was able to come into college with big ideas and a plan I wanted to follow was because my parents taught me how. And my sisters! Who would have thought that I have come to miss seeing their beautiful faces everyday, and who would have thought they had given me the strength to go out on my own. But they did and I know now that there isn’t anyone else in this world that I could trust and depend on to be there when I need those two girls most.

My sisters and I when we were youngsters

My sisters and I when we were youngsters

My sisters and I today

My sisters and I today

My Friends

I have met sooooooo many people here at MSU! But there are some of those that mean the world to me and I couldn’t have survived this first year without. The School of Agriculture brought so many new faces to me that shared my passion and right from the get go we had a connection. I am so glad to have me them and I know that when the summer is over we will all be able to pick right back up from where we left off. My sorority sisters! What can I say about them except that I am so proud to be a part of such a unique, smart, fun, caring group of women! We laughed together and cried together, and already I am so excited to my into the sorority house next semester. And I can’t forget my dorm buddies, for lack of a better way to describe them. They ROCK. Late night dinners and ice cream parties, along with stories of missing home and wanting to grow up. Living on campus, in a dorm was the best decision ever. Because of this I got to know girls that are completely different in myself, who are in different majors, clubs, and organizations. This where you learn the most about all the opportunities available because literally everyone is involved in something!

Friends in the Agriculture Department

Friends in the Agriculture Department

 

My girls! Ag Majors!

My girls! Ag Majors!

 

The Guys! Ag Majors

The Guys! Ag Majors

 

More Aggies

More Aggies

 

My Special Family <3

My Special Family ❤

 

Baby Doves Fall'12

Baby Doves Fall’12

 

Living in the dorms !! whoop whoop

Living in the dorms !! whoop whoop

Couldn’t Forget Him…

My boyfriend of three years and three months, Tanner. He has been there through every struggle and has always managed to make me happy during every hard time. I couldn’t have achieved what I have without him, he is my rock!

Tanner!

Tanner!

And Finally My Future 

This summer I will be moving back home and I will be working as an intern at a local vineyard and winery. I am very excited to be getting started with my career goals and I can not wait to see what next fall brings me!

#2013JNLC

Young Farmers & Ranchers National Conference 

Who: Missouri State Collegiate Farm Bureau Chapter

Where: Phoenix, Arizona

When:February 7th-11th 2013

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Olivia and myself arriving in Phoenix

Getting off the plane in Phoenix, Arizona two days ago can only be described by one word, relief. Arriving at the JW Marriott Resort fueled the excitement I could feel running through my body. Picture sun, sand, palm trees, and a lazy river, this resort is beautiful. Having gotten to the conference two days early I have been enjoying warm sunshine, shopping and good company. But until today I didn’t realize how the resort was just hosting the actual good stuff… approximately 700 young farmers and ranchers have come together to create change.

The conference officially kicked off this morning with the President of American Farm Bureau stating,

“We have fewer numbers. That wont make us less relevant but we will have to work harder.”

This statement set the tone for the rest of the day, the Marriott’s ballrooms were then filled with agriculturists taking part in sessions put on by American Farm Bureau. The two sessions I was able to attend focused on the 2013 Farm Bill, and social media. I was BLOWN away by the presentations as well as the conversations happening around the room. Not only was I learning about what i could do in my local home state but I got to hear about what other agriculturists were doing around the nation.

It is safe to safe that I am inspired and in awe of the American Famers and Ranchers taking part in this amazing conference. I feel very blessed to be able to call myself one of them.

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Missouri State Collegiate Farm Bureau Chapter with AFB President Bob Stallman

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