We had the good fortune of connecting with Ginnah Moses and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Ginnah, what’s something about your industry that outsiders are probably unaware of?
Highland cattle are a moderate framed, hardy, adaptable breed of cattle that can be a great match on large and small farms alike. We have tons of information about raising cattle including genetics, nutrition, bull selection, etc. so folks new to ranching can learn about raising this breed.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
After belonging to a really active FFA program in high school, I decided agriculture was the place for me; my college counselor helped me narrow it down to Animal Science. I graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Animal Science. It was a wonderful college with lots of hands-on classes and a really great curriculum. I have plenty of family who farmed and ranched but I grew up in the city with lots of time spent with my grandparents on their acreage where they raised racehorses. So I’d say shoot for the stars! Just because your interests may seem out of reach or that you don’t “match” exactly what a profession seems to be, stay positive and keep moving forward. There are endless opportunities out there and a good fit career for every one of us. After short term/part time jobs at Colorado State Fair, National Western Stock Show, a couple breed associations and Rocky Mountain Natural Meats, the opportunity presented itself for me to manage the American Highland Cattle Association. I jumped at the opportunity. It was a bit overwhelming and stressful at times but almost 30 years later I am still here… lol. Appreciate those around you, try not to be too serious and remember we are all human and make mistakes. Learn from them and move on!

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I don’t live in the city so would take them to rural Colorado, of course! The merry-go-round in Burlington is wonderfully historic and the people there do a great job explaining the history of it. Comanche National Grasslands down by LaJunta is really cool during the tarantula migration and they are home to one of the finest community colleges in Colorado, Otero College. Eagle hosts the Cowboys Forever Foundation Rodeo Series on Friday nights during July and August. It’s a fun small town rodeo with an incredible message for attendees… facing the suicide crisis among young people and how to help them heal. And my hometown Keenesburg is hosting our 100th Anniversary of the Southeast Weld County Fair & Rodeo. My kids grew up here and we’ve been fairboard members for about 25 years so this one is near and dear. It’s held Aug 11-13 with pre-fair activities the weekend before due to this special celebration.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would dedicate this to all of the past, present and future Highland breeders. They are a very diverse, passionate group of people who LOVE their cattle! I have almost 30 years working for the Association which is a huge testament to how cool our members are.

Website: https://www.highlandcattleusa.org/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/highlandcattleusa/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/highlandcattleusa/

Image Credits
American Highland Cattle Association

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