As a native of southern Oklahoma, I grew up in Ringling. My passion for agriculture
began at a young age working on my family’s ranch with my grandfather. I started raising
and showing livestock and working at a veterinary clinic in high school. I was involved
in 4-H and FFA activities, participating in talent shows and exhibiting hogs and cattle.
I attended Murray State College before transferring to Oklahoma State University to
study agricultural leadership. After obtaining my degree, I taught agricultural education
for a few years and am excited to bring my professional experience to OSU Extension.
My short-term goals include establishing a Master Cattleman’s program in our county and learning more about the specific programs and resources of interest to our residents. I’m striving to increase engagement among younger people to prepare them for the next chapter of Extension. As an organization and community, we need to get more children involved in our programs. I am passionate about the future of youth in agriculture and hope to educate a younger generation on the benefits of Extension.