Jamie Fussell of Dickson County, Tennessee has a simple and down to earth perspective of what it takes to be successful in the cattle industry. She enjoys life on the farm and isn’t afraid to work hard. Read our Q&A with this week’s Meet the Future Monday to learn more.
Describe your operation.
I run a registered cow-calf operation and I show heifers that I have bred and raised.
What have you enjoyed most about growing up on the farm?
I enjoyed growing up in an environment where I have had the responsibility of taking care of living things. I also enjoy being taught to have a big heart for all the little things.
Who has been your biggest role model in pursuing your farming aspirations?
My biggest role model is my mom because when we are both tired and frustrated she will still make me work hard for what I want.
What are you most passionate about in your business?
I love building the bonds with the cows and learning their big hearts and personalities.
What are some of the greatest challenges that you face as a cattle producer?
I have a hard time letting them go to the sale barn.
Where do you see yourself and your operation in 10 years?
I see myself in a good college and continuing what I started by working hard.
How will you continue to improve and grow your operation?
I will continue to breed, but I will AI more to get my desirable show cows.
How do you intend to leave your footprint on the cattle industry in Tennessee?
I plan to get my name out by winning shows, selling good cows and being a genuine herdsman.
What could the existing farmers do most to help young cattle producers such as yourself?
Share what they know and if possible, share resources. Don’t make it competitive.
What is your favorite beef dish?
Bacon wrapped beef tenderloin filet cooked medium rare.