Tue, 19 September 2023
OFI 1839: Advocating For Ag And Teaching Farm Safety | FFA SAE Edition | Rylee Shelton | Meadow Heights FFA
Rylee Shelton is a senior in high school and the president of her FFA Chapter. She is also a beef producer and staunch advocate for agriculture, specifically the beef industry.
Rylee is currently running for both Missouri Beef Queen as well as the position of Missouri Farm Bureau Ambassador. As such, she is doing a lot of public speaking, both to agricultural and non-agricultural audiences. At the same time she is advocating for agriculture, she is also teaching about farm safety and handling techniques of working with cattle that minimize stress on the livestock and create the safest working environment possible for humans.
To the agricultural audiences Rylee focuses mainly on ways we can evolve into different handling techniques for betterment of our industry from both a public perception and safety standpoint. To the general public she talks about staying safe and safe cattle handling techniques as one of the ways in which she debunks misconceptions about animal abuse in agriculture.
The wisdom of how Rylee is going about doing this is fantastic, and I share her enthusiasm!