Coming Back to the Farm: Meet Katelyn Horning
Most kids at a young age want to grow up to be a fireman or a ballerina. As middle and high school come around, the idea of what a career is sets in, and most aspire to be something like a nurse or a teacher.
I wanted to be a farmer. For college, many people go in with an idea of what they want to do, but may change their major and their plans several times before graduation. I started college with the idea of taking over my family’s dairy farm and when I graduated I was putting that same plan into action. To say the least, I never followed the pack when it came to plans for a career.
I am now done with my schooling. In June I graduated from Michigan State with a degree in Animal Science and Agribusiness Management. I am now back enjoying working full time at my family’s dairy farm. Just as with any job, I have my complaints: early mornings, long days, as well as limited or no days off. At the same time, though, none of these issues matter because I love what I do. I wake up excited to work with cows and meet the challenges that face the farm each day.
– Katelyn Horning