Dylan Inman is always striving for success in his operation and the show ring. Read this week’s Meet the Future Monday to learn more about Dylan and his plans for the future.
Describe your operation.
Our operation consists of a 50-acre farm where we raise Purebred and Percentage Simmental cattle.
What have you enjoyed most about growing up on the farm?
I have enjoyed seeing how my hard work has paid off with the cattle. I especially enjoy spending time with my show heifers and learning useful, life skills.
Who has been your biggest role model in pursuing your farming aspirations?
I have always admired Tinin Show Cattle because of the successful farm and show cattle operation that they have achieved through hard work and dedication. I purchased my first show heifer from them three years ago. In the future, I hope to be as big of an influence to someone as they have been to me.
What are you most passionate about in your business?
Two of my biggest passions in the cattle industry are cattle health management and being a role model for younger exhibitors. My passion for cattle health has influenced my decision to major in Animal Science Pre-Veterinarian at Mississippi State University this fall. I also enjoy being the Tennessee Junior Simmental Association Vice President.
What are some of the greatest challenges that you face as a young farmer?
The greatest challenge that I face as a young farm is, by far, being a first generation farmer. When I decided to start raising cattle in 9th grade we did not even have a farm. I have built everything from ground up starting with my first heifer. I now have 25 head of registered cattle.
Where do you see yourself and your operation in 10 years?
In 10 years, I hope to be a successful veterinarian with a large cow-calf operation.
How will you continue to improve and grow your operation?
One way I plan to improve is by constantly seeking better genetics. I also intend on bringing new members in my state into the cattle business.
How do you intend to leave your footprint on the beef industry in Tennessee?
I plan to incorporate some of the best beef cattle genetics worldwide into the Tennessee cattle industry.
What could the existing farmers do most to help future farmers such as yourself?
I believe if the experienced farmers could help future farmers by being open minded and realizing that not every beginner has been exposed to farming.
What is your favorite beef dish?
My favorite is Porterhouse Steak that I grill.