“Agriculture can be kind of looked down on sometimes. Really, we are just trying to feed America and the world. It is wonderful to be part of an industry that has such a global impact and very humbling to look back and see what I’ve accomplished.”
When asked how she felt about ending her 4-H career with such a big win, Tomson said, “I’m really kind of sad that it’s over. You realize afterward how much time you’ve put into it over the years. I’m truly honored that I was able to compete at the state and national levels and do as well as I have.”
Tomson will be attending Purdue University in the fall, majoring in Animal Science and Agribusiness. After graduation, Morgan plans to secure a position at an animal pharmaceutical company.
Morgan credits her parents at her biggest inspiration and one of the driving forces that led her to work so hard in the cattle industry before she even graduated high school.
“My parents have been my biggest inspiration. They’ve always pushed me to do my best in everything. My work with cattle has given me so much responsibility. For years, I’ve gotten up early and fed the animals and done other farm chores. Now, at college, I won’t have to do any of that, just get up and go to class.”
Tomson said she was grateful for the example her parents set for her and the responsibility they gave her growing up because it led to her knowing what will be expected of her in life and her future in the agriculture industry. Because of the opportunities and experience she’s received through her early years, Morgan Tomson has turned her passion for cattle into what looks to be a lucrative and successful career as an adult.
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