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Leah Scholz

Professional Title: Bull Development Manager, Agri Beef
Caldwell, Idaho

Leah was raised on her family’s farm in Lancaster, Kansas. Her passion has always been cattle, long-term wanting to establish a legacy for the Scholz name. Leah has shown livestock at the county, state, and national levels; even in Argentina for the El Volcan Ranch. Leah was a member of livestock judging teams through 4-H, FFA, and at the collegiate level that achieved national champion titles. After graduating Kansas State University, she began her career with Agri Beef in Idaho. Leah started as a Management Trainee at Boise Valley Feeders in the cattle health department riding pens, doctoring, processing, shipping, and receiving cattle while assisting in managing the cattle health crew. She then led the feed crew by managing bunks, distribution, rations, and feed trucks. Leah is currently the Bull Development Manager where she oversees all the Wagyu bulls’ health, testing, feeding, shipping, receiving, and yard maintenance for the world-renowned Snake River Farms program. Leah is excited for her future with Agri Beef and the opportunities presented in the agriculture industry. 

Vision for the future of women in the Western industry: “My vision for women in the western industry has high expectations. The cliché saying of women uplifting women couldn’t be truer. We are the lionesses in the lion’s world. In my current role, I was able to research, propose, and work with contractors to build an industry leading bull development center. In a room full of men, this can be intimidating, but with the right people and encouragement in my corner, I was able to get it done. This is how we can continue to make not only the western industry, but the world a better place; encourage other gals, support all realms of the industry, and always be willing to support local and small businesses. We, women in the industry, need to be the ones to continue the process and together we will make a difference.”

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