You would be hard-pressed to find someone as sweet and genuine with just as much fire and passion for the cattle industry as this week Meet the Future Monday. Blaire Lamon of Henry County, Tennessee not only loves this industry but also loves learning more about it and gathering the necessary tools to take her far into the future. Read our Q&A with Blaire to learn more.
- Describe your operation.
My grandfather, David Lamon, bought the farm we live on now in Cottage Grove. He started with 10 head of cattle. At that time, my grandfather, dad, and uncle started Triple D Farms. We are now called Lamon Farms & have increased our herd to 30 mama cows and a bull.
- What have you enjoyed most about growing up on the farm?
I enjoy driving the ranger around our property and helping my dad feed and move our cows to new pasture.
- Who has been your biggest role model in pursuing your farming aspirations?
My biggest role models are my dad, mom, and the owners of Sunrise Farms- Ann & Angela Wilson for helping me with hands-on learning on the farm. The Wilsons have allowed me to show heifers from their farm at cattle shows & taught me about showmanship.
- What are you most passionate about in your business?
I enjoy learning new things about farming & cattle and want to further my education in the industry.
- What are some of the greatest challenges that you face as a cattle producer?
Money to purchase quality cattle and land is a big challenge.
- Where do you see yourself and your operation in 10 years?
I see myself in college working towards a degree in Ag Science or Ag Business at Murray State University. I also hope to be helping other 4-H kids with showing cattle.
- How will you continue to improve and grow your operation?
I want to learn everything I can to improve the genetics of my cattle. I hope to one day be able to purchase more land around our farm to have more cattle.
- What could the existing farmers do most to help young cattle producers such as yourself?
They could have programs & workshops at their farm to show us what they do for their cattle to help us be more successful on our farm.
- What is your favorite beef dish?
Steak, but I like hamburgers a lot too!