Rachel Cutrer, co-owner of BRC, was recently featured by Sullivan Supply in their tribute to celebrating women in the livestock business.
The blog features several inspiring women in the cattle business, and you can read it here.
Here is Rachel’s portion:
Rachel Cutrer – Founder of Ranch House Designs, Inc. & BR Cutrer, Inc. Brahman Ranch
Rachel Cutrer has never believed in conforming to the mold of what society says you should be as a woman. Growing up, her early lesson in this started with showing cattle.
“Showing, showmanship in particular, is one of the very few opportunities that men and women get the chance to compete against each other on the same level with the only thing being considered is your ability to get your animal shown.”
Exhibiting livestock showed Rachel that as a girl, she could do anything and be capable of anything she set her mind to.
Fast forward to 1999, and not for a single moment did it cross Rachel’s mind that she couldn’t start her very own company and thus, Ranch House Designs was born. Since then, Rachel has reached a feat of obtaining and helping clients exhibit their businesses in all 50 States.
For young women who want to accomplish goals like Rachel and be a “Girl Boss”, she advices them to be yourself and confident in who you are. Women often feel the need to fit into a certain stereotype or live up to specific expectations.
Rachel believes everyone has a unique talent and a unique trait that only they can provide to the world, and you need to be confident in sharing that with others.
“Success is going to come naturally when you live confident and share your gift,” states Rachel. There is no better time than now to share the talents that you were given, especially in our industry.
Rachel says, “we’ve never been in a better time for being involved in the Ag industry, because there are so many opportunities for women. From more traditional roles to completely breaking those barriers and doing whatever your heart desires. There is no limit to what a woman can to today in agriculture, or really any business.”
Avenues are being made every single day for opportunities to be successful as a woman in agriculture.