Millie Chism - Mississippi State University
Agriculture Education, Leadership, and Communications-Teaching Concentration
CLUBS, SPORTS TEAMS, GREEK AFFILIATION
- MSU Rodeo Club
- MSU Collegiate FFA
- MSU Collegiate Cattleman’s Club
- Mississippi Cattleman’s Association
- Mississippi Women in Agriculture
- American National Cattle Women
- Ambassador for RFD-TV’s The American
- Intern for Mississippi Teach Ag Campaign
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT AGRICULTURE?
I have been involved with the agriculture industry my entire life. Growing up on a commercial cow-calf operation and a row crop operation just really taught me how much this industry contributes to our everyday needs. Without agriculture, we would not have food, clothing, or shelter. I really love how agriculture isn’t just a job for those that are involved, it is a way of life. There is a place for everyone in this culture, which makes it so unique.
I have raised bucking bulls for 11 years now. My family and I travel across the country hauling bulls to futurity competitions and rodeos. These animal athletes and the rodeo industry itself will always be one of my biggest passions. When I have the extra time, I also enjoy photography. The family farm is the perfect place to snap a few pictures!
IF YOU COULD TRAVEL TO ANY LOCATION, WHERE WOULD IT BE?
If I could travel anywhere, it would be to Pendleton, Oregon, the week of the Pendleton Round-Up Rodeo. The atmosphere seems really cool at this rodeo and it is definitely on my bucket list of rodeos to visit one day. I also love the history behind it and the connection that it has with agriculture. Prior to the first Round-Up, they decided to hold it in the middle of September to allow grain farmers to finish their harvest and to accommodate the livestock producers as well.