I am the product of two hard working agriscience teachers from Denton, TX, who started a herd of Red Angus cattle together the year I was born. Through savings and investments, the profitability of the herd eventually helped pay for my bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University. Now, 30 years later, my husband and I have branched off with our own small herd of Red Angus cattle as we strive to continue this legacy for our own daughter.
My graduate studies have focused on the feeding application of ethanol by-products and the effects of commercial feed additives on the ruminant microbiome.
In the last 10 years, I’ve worn many hats: wife, mother, ranch-hand, researcher, laboratory coordinator, agriscience teacher, livestock pharmaceutical sales-woman, nutritionist, marketing coordinator and volunteer. I plan to use the scholarship for international travel and gain a more global understanding of our role as beef producers.