About Me

The Aggie Hipster

My name is Taylor Short. I am a proud alum of Missouri State University GO BEARS. I graduated with a degree in agriculture communications from Missouri State University in Springfield MO. I grew up in Mansfield MO, the town  known for the home of  Laura Ingalls Wilder. I have No clue as to what I want to do with my future I want a job that will allow me to travel worldwide spreading the message of  agriculture and telling my own  story.

My involvement in Agriculture 

I am a third generation Angus breeder; our family has raised Angus cattle for almost 50 years qualifying us  for the distinction of  Historic Angus Herd in 2014. Our farm has been in our family for 5 generations.  During the summer I show my cattle at various state and national shows/fairs. this has allowed me to make  lifelong friends and awesome memories.  I write blogs for I love Farmers they Feed my Soul as the lone catalyst for conversation in Missouri — I love being involved in this movement because it gives everything a new light making it cool to talk about agriculture.  I am also involved in Farm Bureau at the local, college, and state level.

My Family 

I love all of my family, especially  my mom and my dad,  Tim and Payree Short. I like to say that I am a daddy’s girl because during the summer it’s usually me and my dad working cattle. My mom is my biggest fan. My whole family on my Dad’s side lives in Mansfield so I see my family all the time, and I love it.  My animals are part of my family from our 2 dogs, Bubba , the blue healer, and Kate, the rat terrier ,to Max the cat. My family also includes my cattle that I show because I love my Angus cattle.

What the Aggie Hipster likes to do and dreams… 

I love politics and I am a strong Republican.  I also love sports- baseball, basketball, and College Football- Gig Em Aggies. I am a huge music fan from rock to classic rock. I also enjoy traveling and learning about different cultures. I love to read books that are not textbooks. Just never have the time to read.  I also enjoy having a good time and enjoying life with awesome friends.  I am a Christian and I am proud to be the Aggie Hipster. My passion for Agriculture fuses with what I write or say. I am heavily addicted to Facebook and Twitter, constantly  being on one or the other or both. I have dreams to one day live in California, Europe, somewhere warm, or the big city. I want to be a professional speaker/trainer on advocating for agriculture.

My philosophy on life 

My life philosophy is three things: 1. Live life each day with no regrets. 2. My life is in God’s hands. He is Master of my life and only God knows my plan. 3. Rock hard! Don’t ever give up in life, life is too short to give up or quit. Life knocks you down but that’s when you get back up and rock harder!

Control oil and you control nations; control food and you control the people.”
Henry Kissinger, 1970



5 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hi Taylor, I found your blog throughout the A to Z challenge. I’ve been reading (skimming through) a few blogs every day. Yours really stood out though and made me stop and really read (and search for a place to comment!)

    I live a distance outside of NYC in a rural town where I’ve got a few friends who raise cattle (mostly beef although some of the kids raise dairy cows “for fun”), pigs, goats, and an assortment of other things. After 9-11, a lot of city-folk moved up here wanting the peace and lifestyle of the small town but implementing their big-city ways too. Not that it’s all bad, and I love most of the people, but small towns are special for a reason. You can’t make them big towns and still keep their small town specialness. Most of the world thinks New York and thinks New York City, forgetting that there’s an entire state attached, but I know and love quite a few Rednecks here too 😉

    I saw you’re a “strong Republican” and a Christian. Speaking as a strong Conservative and a Catholic-Christian in a dark blue, nearly godless state, I just want to say – keep it real! NY may be a lost cause politically, but the middle of the country – people like you – help give us hope for America!

    I am a single mom of five wonderful boys. I work hard to give them values and faith. We’ve gone tent camping from Canada south to Georgia and out to the Creation Museum in Kentucky. Maybe one day we’ll make it to Missouri. From reading your blog and the top ten things about living there, it sounds pretty cool.

    Anyway, this is a longer comment than I meant it to be. Just want to offer encouragement and let you know, you’re doing a great job here!


  2. Just in case you did not know: you can find me at the aggie hipster on Facebook and follow me on twitter @theaggiehipster
    Just a little FYI
    Follow me on twitter and I follow back, like my page if you are interested.

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