The Billings Chamber and Yellowstone Valley Electric Cooperative is thrilled to announce Claire Murnin as one of the 2024 Youth in Ag Spotlight recipients. These spotlights are a powerful way to celebrate and recognize the future stewards of agriculture who are shaping the future of the industry. The Billings Chamber along with Yellowstone Valley Electric Cooperative wish to acknowledge the dedication and passion for agriculture shown by these youth.
Since her early years, Claire has actively participated in her family’s beef cattle operation, contributing to tasks such as calving, breeding, weaning, and vaccinating cattle while simultaneously developing her own herd. Her involvement extends to livestock shows and clinics, where she showcases Angus Genetics.
Claire’s commitment to agriculture goes beyond her family’s operation. As a member of FFA, 4-H, and the National Junior Angus Association, she assumes leadership roles and engages in various contests. Through these roles, Claire positively influences her community through community service, education, and leadership initiatives.
In her advocacy efforts, Claire utilizes her Instagram account, @365daysofagriculture, to educate consumers about agriculture on a daily basis. With the aim of fostering trust and understanding for the industry, she shares information about various agricultural aspects, including livestock, grains, fruits, and vegetables, in a relatable manner.
Claire’s passion for agriculture advocacy is evident in her daily posts, where she combines personal experiences and research to advocate for agriculture on a public platform. Her outreach extends beyond her immediate community, reaching a broader audience.
Apart from her advocacy work, Claire finds joy in assisting younger members in FFA and 4-H. She generously shares her knowledge to help them prepare for contests and ensure their animals are ready for fairs, providing daily care tips, fitting assistance, and showmanship guidance.
Claire’s drive, passion, and caring nature set her apart. Demonstrating wisdom beyond her years, she maintains poise in various situations. Claire readily extends a helping hand to others, offering support to her community and teaching new skills. Her exceptional public speaking skills further enhance her role in agriculture advocacy.
Looking ahead, Claire aspires to be involved in an agricultural policy-related field, advocating for and representing agriculture producers in legislative matters. Her goal is to provide a voice that genuinely understands the wants and needs of the agricultural community. For Claire, agriculture is not just a profession but a way of life. Whether in day-to-day activities or extracurricular events, she wholeheartedly immerses herself in the agriculture industry.