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Carly Hoffmann

Professional Title: Rancher, Agriculture Advocate, and Graduate Teaching Assistant, Hoffmann Livestock and Texas A&M University
Age: 27
Home: Bryan, Texas

“Howdy! My name is Carly Hoffmann. My hometown is New Braunfels, Texas, and I am proud to say I am a fifth-generation ranch owner of an over 100-year-old ranch in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Our family ranch primarily focuses on raising livestock consisting of commercial Brangus cattle and exhibitor show quality Southdown sheep and Boer goats. I am proud to say we have sold over 200 sheep and goats to promising youth exhibitors, who have exhibited them at both county and major livestock shows such as the Fort Worth Stock Show, Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo and San Antonio Livestock Show & Rodeo. In addition to helping my family manage our ranch and livestock herd, I am a current PhD Student in Animal Science focusing on Ruminant Nutrition at Texas A&M University. Upon graduation with my doctoral degree, I plan on seeking a position in Academia, serving as an Assistant Professor at a tier-one agricultural university.”

Vision for the future of women in the Western industry: W.E.B. Du Bois, said it best, “In this world there is no force equal to the strength of a woman determined to rise”. The vision for the future of women in the western industry, I see, is to “rise”. I most admired my great grandmother, Oma. She had strength and perseverance, to run the family ranch after her husband died. My Oma operated our ranch solely for over 25 years. She fed the cows, moved hay, and tended to her garden. In her early years, most believed she could not do it, as it was man’s work. However, my Oma rose above it and thanks to her, we still have our family’s ranch. I believe in the future of women, as we unite and strengthen one-another to pursue our dreams. If we foster and strengthen each other, I see a very bright future for all women in the western industry.  

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