This month we are pleased to feature Shannon Farmer of Indiana. We greatly value having Shannon as a member of our DCI team - she is dedicated, thorough, dependable, professional, and knowledgeable. Shannon has been involved in one aspect of agriculture or another her entire life and that involvement has allowed her to live in many places across the United States. Currently, Shannon and her husband call Indiana home where they raise show cattle on their cow-calf operation. Please enjoy reading more about Shannon in this month's spotlight.
How did you get involved with DCI?
My husband actually worked as a contractor for DCI first several years ago, so I was familiar with the company.
Personal and/or professional background:
Along with my family, I live on a cow-calf operation in Indiana where we raise mainly show cattle. I grew up in Colorado. In Colorado, I lived and worked on my parents' farm where we also raised club calves. I went to college in Texas on a livestock judging scholarship. After college, I worked in the dental field for almost 16 years.
What is the best thing about being a DCI contractor?
I am able to work a job that is flexible, allows me to do some traveling and puts me back to work in agriculture!
Share with us bit about your home and family:
I am married, we have a daughter who just graduated high school, and we live on a farm and raise Hereford and Maine Anjou show cattle. My family travels all over United States showing cattle.
What was your first job?
I worked for Dhia testing dairy cows
What do you do the first hour of the morning?
Check and feed the cows, catch the news, and drink a Coke.
What are your hobbies/interests?
I love to travel, show cattle, and enjoy any family time that we can spend together.
What is your greatest achievement?
What are you ordering for your favorite meal?
Steak and chicken from a Japanese Steak House!
What is your favorite sports team/music group?
Sports team: Indiana Pacers and Cincinnati Reds | Favorite music group: Whiskey Myers
Tell us about your favorite pet?
Our current dog is a 3 lb. Yorkie named Snoop, he loves to chase cows and thinks he is a "big dog".
What is the happiest memory of your life?
The day my daughter was born.
What three people (living or not) would you invite to a dinner party?
I would invite my two grandpas and sister who have all passed away.
What was the first concert you attended?
Do you have a guilty pleasure?
I love candy!
Where in the world are you dying to visit?
Tell us something about yourself that most people do not know.
I am an avid sports fanatic.
What is the best piece of advice you ever received?
Buy low, sell high.
Are there any final thoughts you would like to share with our readers?
Sue Shultz, my Project Manager, was amazing to work with - Sue was always there to listen, guide, and to help. DCI is a great place to work!