Melinda Perkins, Director of Youth Programs & Outreach
Melinda Perkins was raised on her family's more than a century old farm in Buchanan, Tennessee where her family operates a Shorthorn and commercial cattle cow-calf operation. A large part of Melinda's childhood and high school career was spent raising and showing cattle all across the country.
Melinda graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in December 2017 with a major in Agricultural Communications and a minor in Animal Science. During her time at UTK, she served as a Tennessee FFA State Officer, CASNR Student Ambassador, and was a member of the UT Livestock Judging Team.
In her spare time, Melinda enjoys spending time at home on the farm, attending cattle and sheep shows with her family, and judging livestock shows.
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