Mary has always had a passion for animals, and she has been working in animal agriculture since 1984. She has a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science with an emphasis in livestock production management from Kansas State University. Most of her work has been in the horse, beef and dairy industry until she got into the goat industry in 2012 and has focus primarily on producing meat goats.
Mary has been accused of collecting animals over the years. Her current ‘collection’ includes four horses, four Border Collies and at last count, 115 goats.
In her spare time, Mary enjoys reading and studying various subjects, such as biology, chemistry, astronomy, algebra, history and the Bible. She also enjoys writing and has several articles published in various agricultural magazines, such as Goat Rancher and Grass & Grain.
In addition to writing about her many misadventures with livestock, Mary occasionally comes up with some cowboy poetry, which she often recites while on job site. She also competes in Cowboy Poetry Competitions where she has earned a few awards. She is also available to speak at special events, to educate or entertain, speaking about her work with the goats or entertaining with stories and poetry.