General worker who is cross trained in almost every aspect of the cattle industry. Highly skilled at operating heavy equipment. Able to multi-task and work well with others.
Skid steer operator
Front end loader operator
Trained in low stress techniques
Proficient with computer programs
Allowed to be in charge of operations when manager was gone, even during teenage years.
General Worker06/2004 to CurrentOttawa County FeedlotMinneapolis, KSStarted out at the bottom doing odd jobs such as running scoop shovel and washing tanks. Was quickly taught to operate skid steer loader, front end loader, tractor, and dump truck. I was also taught to cowboy, i.e. check health of cattle, doctor cattle, and process incoming cattle. After a couple years, I was taught how to feed. Feeding requires very close attention to detail at every point of the process. You have to be able to load thousands of pounds of feed and deliver the feed in a timely manner within tens of pounds of accuracy. Other responsibilities include operating the feed mill, dealing with irrigation, farming, book work, inventory, managing cow calf pairs, tagging and pulling newborn calves, and anything else that needs attending to. All in all, I never know what i'm going to be doing day to day, and therefore I have to be well adapted to changes.
Day Worker09/2010 to 05/2014Lacrosse Livestock MarketLacrosse, KansasI worked at the sale barn part time during my time in college. Responsibilities included penning, sorting, and shipping cattle. Often times late at night and in extreme weather whether be hot or cold.
Day Worker09/2011 to 05/2013Taylor BeemasHays, KansasPerformed day to day farm/ranch operations that included working, doctoring, and feeding to doing odd ball jobs such as dirt work, building fence, etc.
Bachelor of Arts: History2014Fort Hays State UniversityHays, Kansas, United States of AmericaCourses included ten hours of Spanish, economic classes, critical thinking classes with emphasis in research and analysis of topics in history.