One of the youngest members to ever serve on the IJBBA Board at 14 years old, is Payge Dupre from Kathleen Florida. Payge has been involved in the cattle industry her entire life and showing cattle since she was 5 years old. She and her family have a commercial show cattle and cow/calf operation where she is deeply involved in all aspects of the operation. Payge has a passion for all things agriculture and advocating for the industry. She is currently a 9th grader taking in honors classes and completing 10th grade course work. She believes having been involved with multiple breeds of registered and commercial cattle that the future of the industry lies within Brangus genetics. She is excited to serve on the IJBBA Board of Directors and can’t wait to meet more members and breeders at the upcoming events!
If you were to describe yourself as an animal, what would it be and why? A sloth, I am often told that I move slow
If you could choose your last meal, what would it be? Mac n cheese
What was your favorite childhood toy? I loved to play dress up with my Princess clothes
What is/was your dream job? Veterinarian
What is your favorite season and why? Fall, if you travel out of Florida you can see the leaves changing colors
What is your favorite quote? ”When you can’t find the sunshine, be the sunshine”
What would be your spirit animal and why? A pig because I love to eat
What is your biggest fear? Snakes and a mad momma cow
What is your strangest talent? Thinking that I can dance to any song that comes on, even though it looks terrible!