Meet the Future Monday: the Glascock Siblings of Putnam County, Tennessee
This week’s Meet the Future Monday is Riley and Ryan Glascock of Putnam County, Tennessee. The Glascock siblings have their differences within the industry, Riley is passionate about the science and environmental aspect while Ryan is passionate about improving the genetics of his herd. Nonetheless, the Glascock siblings both have a deep passion for the agriculture industry. Continue reading our Q&A with Riley and Ryan below to learn more!
Q: Describe your operation.
A:We have about 50 Angus cows that we raise replacement heifers and bulls. We also sell freezer beef. My brother and I have a few head of Lim-Flex cattle as well.
Q: What have you enjoyed most about growing up on the farm?
Riley:I love growing up with animals. It has given me a passion for Agriculture and science.
Ryan:Working with my cows and spending time with my family.
Q: Who has been your biggest role model in pursuing your farming aspirations?
Riley:Probably my Dad. He taught me to be tough and lay with the cattle when they were acting crazy! So now, breaking calves is my favorite part of showing.
Ryan:My Pa, Jim York, my mom and dad. They have taught me all about cattle and farming.
Q: What are you most passionate about in your business?
Riley:The science and environmental side of it. I love the science of feeding, animal care and the food science.
Ryan:Raising the babies. They are my favorite!
Q: What are some of the greatest challenges that you face as a young farmer?
Riley:Juggling my time between school, FFA and 4-H activities, and farming.
Q: Where do you see yourself and your operation in 10 years?
Riley:I will be working and using my degree and helping Ryan with his heifers.
Ryan:I will be a right out of high school and selling beef and showing heifers.
Q: How will you continue to improve and grow your operation?
Riley:I would like to work on marketing for our farm.
Ryan:I will have my own herd of cattle and improve my genetics.
Q: How do you intend to leave your footprint on the beef industry in Tennessee?
Riley:I hope to use my work with the environment to help with E. coli in creeks from cattle.
Ryan:I want to be a big breeder of quality cattle.
Q: What could the existing farmers do most to help future farmers such as yourself?
Riley:Protect our environment and being good stewards of the land.
Ryan:Share what they know with kids like me.
Q: What is your favorite beef dish?
Riley:New York Strip lightly seasoned with salt and pepper.
Ryan:Cheese Burgers medium well hold the pickles.