Mon, 21 June 2021
As Darth Vader would say, "the desire to farm is strong with this one"....
I couldn't help it, but it is true. Caitlyn Mack has a phenomenal story of being brought up in a farming family, developing the passion, and then taking the responsibility of starting her own operation. Caitlyn just graduated from Drummond High School, but she is already farming 227 acres of cropland on her own. She has been working for her father and uncle on the family farm for years, earning an hourly wage. She has been using that money to lease her own ground, purchase her own inputs, and start her own enterprise the entire time.
There is a myriad of grain crops that Caitlyn is farming for herself as well as her family, and she has started her own cow/calf herd of beef cattle. She is actively involved in embryo transfers, and she is growing better genetics in her herd. All of this led her to be named the Star Farmer for the State Of Oklahoma in 2021. This follows a national proficiency win in grain production, and three years serving as her chapter's president!
Caitlyn is off to Oklahoma State University this fall to pursue dual degrees in animal science and agricultural education. She is planning on bringing all of this experience back to the classroom, but she is not done with her own accomplishments just yet. Caitlyn will be seeking her American Degree during college, and she is planning to compete to become an American Star Farmer!