I was born and raised on a farm in Lee County, Alabama, about 30 miles outside of Auburn.
Growing up my parents and grandparents made sure to instill a love and passion for agriculture in my older brother and me. We would spend the afternoons after school during the fall in the cotton fields with our grandfather watching him pick cotton and playing in the cotton wagons full of cotton. Waking up at 5 a.m. to bottle-feed orphaned calves taught us about responsibilities and following through with our commitments.
This love for agriculture led me to want to become a vet, however, that was not to be the job for me. I knew I wanted to be involved in some form of agriculture but I did not want to be in production. When I found agricultural communications at Auburn I knew immediately that I wanted to be the voice of agriculture, the voice for the industry and for the people working in it.
Following in the footsteps of my dad and older brother, I made the College of Agriculture at Auburn my home in Fall of 2014 and have loved my three years here.
My time at Auburn is now rapidly coming to an end and I am excited to begin a new chapter of my life and becoming a positive voice for agriculture and for the men and women who work in it.
I know not all that may be coming, but be it what it will, I'll go to it laughing.Moby Dick, Herman Melville
The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.