As someone who finishing her sophomore year of college and will be starting as a junior in the fall, if I would have asked myself ten years ago, as a third or fourth grader, if I would ever consider a career involving bunches of writing, my answer would have been no. When I was young, every essay, story, and report I had to write I considered a chore, and for my career, I wanted to do something fun, like swim with dolphins for a living. Not that that would not have been possible if I put my mind to it, but it was not until I was able to begin using my writing skills with something else I loved that I actually fell in love with the art of writing, and began pondering a career with the two.
It was a little later on when I discovered my passion for what I consider my favorite outdoor experience, agriculture. In middle school, I took my first agricultural education course, Introduction to Agriculture, and realized how significant and impactful the agriculture industry already was and could continue to be on my life. Today, the agriculture industry is much more than cows, sows, and plows alone, with fields such as horticulture, agribusiness, and environmental resources now playing vital roles in the industry. These fields and traditional vocations such as farming and ranching that are still integral parts of the industry, truly make agriculture an outdoor experience.
While I was in middle and high school, I was an avid member of both 4-H and the FFA, where I held offices, raised livestock and plants, and competed in competitions such as Horticulture Demonstrations and Poultry Judging, both of which I won state championships for. I exhibited animals and plants in fairs and shows across Fl...
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...stry as a whole by communicating with stakeholders and the public.
I may enjoy hunting and fishing as much as the next person, but all of my experiences in agriculture and agricultural communications have also given me a greater appreciation for the outdoors, because that is where the majority of agriculture takes place. Though today much of my communications work is done by computer indoors, those days out on the farm and in the “field” were not wasted, as they have made me the person I am today, and I consider it my honor and pleasure to communicate something so important to the world as my career in the future. Agriculture may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of the outdoor experience, but it is my outdoor experience, and without the outdoors, agriculture as we know it would not be possible, and the outdoors as we know them would not exist.
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