I'm excited to be sharing the first of my dairy scholarship senior sessions!
Brenna is so sweet and you can really tell how much she loves her cows. I'm sharing her story below in her own words:
Hello, my name is Brenna Murry. I am the sixth generation raised on my family’s dairy farm. I am involved in 4H, FFA, and junior fair board for my county fair. I have shown dairy cattle at the fair since I was two years old. I have taught other youth in my 4H and FFA about showing. I am a part of my FFA chapter’s dairy evaluation team as well as coaching the other members. I have also competed in the dairy handler career development event at the state FFA contest. Next year I am taking a mentoring class where I will be working alongside my Ag teacher to help improve our Ag 3 course which is a dairy science class, with the goal of promoting the dairy industry to other students. Also, I am taking another class where I will be completing an independent agricultural study on dairy cattle. When I am not busy with school, 4H, FFA, or the fair board I enjoy helping on the farm. I milk cows, keep records, help wherever I’m needed, and my favorite is spoiling my cows. After high school, I plan on attending UW River Falls to expand my passion of agriculture with Dairy Science or Agricultural Education. In addition, I want to be a part of the Dairy club and Dairy judging team on campus.
Overall, I can’t express enough the love I have for my cows. I know that no matter how hard my day was, I can go to the barn and they will find my smile. I get lost in the herd for hours. You know it’s a good day when my arms, hair, and face are covered with slobber and feed. However, my favorite moments are when I walk in the barn and all the heads turn and their eyes light up because they are just as excited as I am to see them. I have always known I wanted my senior pictures taken with my cows, but wasn’t sure if we could find a photographer that would really understand my bond with my cattle. I would be thrilled if you took my senior pictures!