Auburn Frost was first introduced to the livestock industry at the age of six through competing in horse shows. Soon, her older sister began raising livestock projects for 4-H, and Frost found herself tagging along to stock shows every chance she could. This experience sparked her love of agriculture, and encouraged her to begin raising projects of her own when she was in the sixth grade.
Now a senior at Navarro High School, Frost credits the livestock industry for teaching her the value of hard work, and the importance of responsibility.
“There’s a lot of growth that takes place when you’re owning animals,” said Frost. “There’s a lot of self-responsibility and accountability that you have to participate in.”
Through her involvement in Guadalupe County 4-H, Frost has served as a member of the junior beekeeping association, and has competed in the Duds 2 Dazzle fashion design contest. She has also participated in the Leaders 4 Life competition, which tests members’ knowledge of leadership and parliamentary procedure.
Frost joined Navarro FFA her freshman year of high school, and has competed in creed speaking, quiz, floriculture judging, dairy judging, plant identification, swine skill-a-thon, horse judging, and parliamentary procedure. She has also continued to exhibit livestock projects, including breeding swine, market swine, market goats, and a market steer. Frost’s leadership experiences include serving as the secretary and vice president of her chapter, as well as the chairman of several community service committees.
Her service projects include decorating the FFA float for a local parade, organizing a canned food drive, and donating care packages to firefighters. Frost is also a member of her high school’s Key Club, an organization dedicated to serving the community. Through Key Club, she volunteers her time to Panthers Feeding Panthers, which brings students together to donate food and supplies to those who may not have access to necessities. This project also provides holiday dinner kits to families in the community, to ensure that everyone is able to celebrate these occasions with a meal.
After graduation, Frost will attend Texas A&M University to major in animal science. She hopes to use her degree to attend veterinary school, and earn her artificial insemination certification. She plans to use her education to work as a veterinarian and livestock breeder, while continuing to teach others about the importance of the agriculture industry.
“I never truly realized that there is a lot of the population who do not understand agriculture like we do,” said Frost. “I love taking the opportunity to help educate them.”
Congratulations on your outstanding accomplishments Auburn, the Capital Farm Credit team wishes you the best of luck in your future endeavors.