McMillen Has Future Plans Of Staying Involved In Ag
July 28, 2021 | View PDF
Beth McMillen, Brorson Farm Hands 4-H member and recent graduate of Sidney High School, has been involved in 4-H for over eight years.
"4-H has taught me so much. I have become a better speaker and am able to talk to people. I have met so many people through this organization," said McMillen.
Following in her brothers' footsteps, at 11 years old she decided to join 4-H to exhibit indoor projects and show market steers. She said, "My brothers were both in 4-H and I just joined right after them. My family has been involved in 4-H for a long time and my dad grew up participating in 4-H as well."
For eight years, McMillen has competed in woodworking and photography for five years. For seven years, she has competed in showmanship and market classes with a Charolais-cross steer that she handpicks every year out of her family's cattle herd. "I like the Charolais-cross breed because I feel like they get bigger than other breeds and sometimes they are nicer than other breeds but sometimes they are not," added McMillen.
Her favorite project thus far has been her market steer. "I really like my market steer project because it is fun to show him and train him. I work with him a lot so that I can have a good steer ready for the fair."
In her free time, she rides horses, details pick-ups, and helps around the family ranch. She helps with the ranch chores, branding, moving, and checking cows.
Being that this is her last year as a Brorson Farm Hand 4-H member, she hopes to train her steer to the best of her ability and receive grand champion for her market steer.
4-H played a big role, influencing her future plans. She wants to stay involved with agriculture in the future and find a job working with animals around the Sidney area.