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.
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