Meet the Future Monday: Dallas Bomar of Henry County, Tennessee
At 11 years old, Dallas Bomar of Henry County, Tennessee, is a pro when it comes to driving tractors, working on combines, and caring for his show cattle and herd of Angus females. With a skillset like this and passion for working, the sky is the limit for this week’s Meet the Future Monday. Read our Q&A below to learn more about Dallas!
1. Describe your operation
The farm operation that I live on is based off of cotton, corn, soybeans, and a small cow/calf herd of Angus cattle.
2. What have you enjoyed most about growing up on the farm?
I am able to experience what I am going to be when I grow up, a farmer. My parents let me do many activities that other kids don’t get to do. I drive the cotton picker, tractors, do a majority of the hay work, and I got an F2 Gleaner combine for my birthday. When it comes to my show calves, my parents can trust that I can do well in taking care of them.
3. Who has been your biggest role model in pursuing your farming aspirations?
My dad. He teaches me a lot of the things I need to know about farming.
4. What are you most passionate about in your business?
The work. I love the work. I would rather be on a tractor or in the barn than in the house.
5. What are some of the greatest challenges that you face as a young farmer?
Having to go to school, I would rather be working.
6. Where do you see yourself and your operation in 10 years?
I hope to have a degree from Murray State University in Agriculture and Ag Mechanics. I also hope to be working on the family farm with my own herd of cattle.
7. How will you continue to improve and grow your operation?
Cotton, cotton, cotton. Work, work, work.
8. How do you intend to leave your footprint on the beef industry in Tennessee?
By selling calves and growing the grain that they eat.
9. What could the existing farmers do most to help future farmers such as yourself?
Teach them how to farm and take care of animals and crops.
10. What is your favorite beef dish?
Steak. Preferably a BIG Angus steak.