By: Lydia Reed, 2020-2021 MO Beef Leadership Academy Member
Since a young age I’ve always had a passion for the cattle industry. Whether that be working around the farm, feeding cows, or even showing cattle in the summertime. I have found a passion for all of it, and continue to expand my knowledge within it. Outside of the beef industry, I also work on a local dairy farm which I have also become very passionate about. In my free time I like to spend my summers camping, swimming, and hanging out with friends and family.
My favorite thing about the academy was getting to know other people with very similar interest. I also liked the idea of reaching out to other to educate — specifically the youth.