“Some teenagers are turned away from hard work because it’s messy and gross, but she’s all in on it,” Stutts stated.
She’s not simply fearless concerning the meat business, she’s extraordinarily gifted in judging it as properly. On Oct. 29, the College Station High School’s FFA meat judging group turned the nationwide champions on the FFA Meats Evaluation and Technology Career Development Event. Kaase positioned tenth in the nation as a person.
It could possibly be as a result of she’s been round each side of the business for a very long time. Not solely has she grown up exhibiting animals on the county truthful, together with heifers, pigs and rabbits, however her father, Greg Kaase, works in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M University.
“I’ve grown up watching him and I’ve always wanted to follow in his footsteps,” Kaase stated. “I’ve thought a lot about how marketing has been changing recently, how the world has progressed and how opportunities are growing bigger, and I want to make educational choices in order to influence how the agriculture industry changes.”
That progress consists of cell-based meat, progressive strategies in breeding livestock and advertising and marketing meat with hormones, Kaase stated.
“There’s just a lot of misconceptions with what’s going on in the meat industry and how that relates to the livestock industry,” Kaase stated. “I think people are scared and standoffish toward new ideas in the industry.”