Dailyn Miller is the focus of this week’s Meet the Future Monday. Dailyn plays a significant role in his family’s farming operation, Sunset View Farm, by lending a helping hand caring for the herd and putting up hay. With Dailyn’s drive personality, he will play an important for many years to come. Dailyn tells us more about his operations and plans for the future in this Q&A.
Describe your operation.
My family and I own a commercial cow/calf herd and hay production farm in Lenoir City, TN. I own my own purebred Shorthorn and ShorthornPlus herd that I have been building for the past three years.
Who has been your biggest role model in pursuing your farming aspirations?
My dad is my biggest role model in pursuing my 4-H beef cattle project. He helps me take care of my animals every day and makes sure I have the resources I need to be successful.
What are you most passionate about in your business?
My favorite part of my project is taking care of my cows on a daily basis,
washing/grooming them, and taking care of their health needs.
What are some of the greatest challenges that you face as a young farmer?
My greatest challenge is not knowing everything I need to know but I learn something new every day. I also want to run the hay equipment but I’m not quite old enough to do all of it just yet.
Where do you see yourself and your operation in 10 years?
My goal is to eventually be able to round bale hay with my dad and actually run the baler myself. I also want to own my own hay equipment and tractor one day.
How will you continue to improve and grow your operation?
I will continue to grow and improve my operation a little at a time buying equipment and cattle as I can afford to. I want to be one of the biggest cattle farmers in Tennessee one day, and I also hope to become a musician, too.
What could the existing farmers do most to help future farmers such as yourself?
I think existing farmers can help future farmers like me by providing them with opportunities to work on their farm to see how they do things so that young people can learn more than just what their own families know.
What is your favorite beef dish?
My favorite beef dish is a sirloin steak.