Mon, 16 May 2022
OFI 1385: Passion For Livestock And Agriculture | FFA SAE Edition | Grace Brown | Flanagan Cornell High School FFA
In the world of entrepreneurship people love to throw the term, "passion" around as if that is all you need to make it. I certainly is not the only thing you need, but it definitely helps. Today's guest has exactly that, and it comes shining through when you speak to her.
Grace Brown is fresh off of finding out that she is a state proficiency winner in diversified livestock production in Illinois. She is already filling out an application to compete at the national level. Speaking with her for just a couple of moments, and there is no question how she achieved this accomplishment.
Grace is raising cattle with her brothers in a business they named, "B4 Shorthorns". In addition to raising cattle, she raises broilers during the summer, market goats and show goats for sale. And, she describes all the different aspects of her businesses as "fun". That is how I know it is her passion. For example, Grace talked about what went on during Covid in the chicken business, and how she and her family had more customers than ever before. She thought this was a blast!
If that were not enough, Grace has an after school job milking cattle on a nearby dairy. Currently she milks over 130 head each evening after school and on the weekends when needed. She is is heading off to college next fall to start studying animal science with the hopes of becoming a veterinarian. Grace is definitely a student to keep our eyes on!
SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE: Diversified Livestock Production
HIGH SCHOOL: Flanagan - Cornell High School; Flanagan, Illinois
FFA ADVISOR: Jessica Collins
CONTACT INFORMATION FOR GRACE BROWN:
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Flanagan - Cornell High School's Telephone Number: 815/796-2291
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