Professional Title: Manager, Leadership Development, Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association
Home: Fort Worth, Texas
Tyler Schuster is a fifth-generation rancher from Brackettville, Texas. A graduate of Tarleton State University and Texas A&M University, Schuster currently serves as the Manager, Leadership Development for Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) based in Fort Worth, Texas. In this role, Schuster leads all organizational efforts to prepare and educate the next generation of cattle raisers. In 2022, Schuster’s signature TSCRA project launched: a youth program that allows the next generation of ag producers the opportunity to develop a stronger understanding of the cattle industry and its processes “from pasture to plate”.
Since moving to Fort Worth, Schuster has become an active volunteer at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. When not traveling the Lone Star State promoting the beef industry, Schuster can be found working alongside her mom on her family’s ranch or recording new episodes of her podcast, Basically Famous. Basically Famous arose out of Schuster’s desire to showcase stories of people, women in particular, in the western and agriculture industries.
Vision for the future of women in the Western industry: “Everyone can find something to like in our industry, from fashion to cutting horses to beef cattle. Those of us established in this male-dominated industry should work to share our knowledge and extend the table rather than packing chairs away. Using the power of social media and shared passions, I see women from all ethnicities and backgrounds forming friendships, breaking new ground, and occupying seats at tables they were previously not allowed. There is no one path you must take to be involved in this industry, which makes it so special and so authentically American. Moving forward, I plan to continue to use my platform, both personally and professionally, to elevate the voices and experiences of those also carving their own path and share them so they can inspire and excite the next generation of Cowgirls.”
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