Spotlight – Courtnie Carter

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Get to know our Animal Science faculty, staff and graduate students in our Spotlight feature.

Meet Courtnie Carter, graduate student and Beef Cattle Coordinator

What is the most exciting part of your job?
Definitely getting to work with beef cattle producers across the state. The most rewarding part of my job is seeing year after year improvements in their herds.

What is something you find challenging about your work?
Finding balance. It can be touch juggling work full-time and getting a masters. Throw in motherhood and farming and finding time to get everything done can be challenging.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
If I have it my way I will have my own farm with at least 10 pet zebras, approximately 43 chickens, and some cows.

What’s your favorite thing to do on the weekends?
My weekends are usually spent working on the farm, but occasionally I get to float the river or go to the lake.

Which historical figure would you most like to meet?
Does Johnny Cash count?

What’s a skill you’d like to improve on?
I would like to improve on my overall technical lab skills. A great deal of my job and masters work is more applied research in the field.

Are you an introvert or an extrovert?
Extrovert for sure.

What’s your least favorite chore around the house?

How would your friends describe you?
I called my friend Jessica for this one… she says hard-working, dependable, wild child, sense of humor, and the prettiest friend she has. I did not add that last part without her consent.