Daily shares rich life in agriculture
Judy Daily of Goshen County has been long involved with agriculture. Located south of Huntley, she is a wife, a mother of four, a mother-in-law and a grandmother to several grandchildren.
“I’ve done several things over my lifetime in conjunction with ranching,” she shares. “Currently, I’m a real estate broker in Torrington. I specialize in agricultural land use and have seen many changes over the years in the valley.”
“I’ve always enjoyed mentoring new agents and take pride in being a positive member of my community,” she adds.
Judy and her husband Bob both grew up south of Huntley. Her folks farmed and fed cattle. She notes, from a very young age it was important to her family that she was involved in agriculture.
“I was raised to be a helper both inside and outside of the home,” she says. “I spent time jumping in wherever I could, and I always enjoyed it.”
Her dad taught her how to work on the ranch, while her mom – heavily involved with the local 4-H program and the Goshen County Cowbelles, now known as the Goshen Cattlewomen – taught her how to sew.
Judy notes she earned a trip to Chicago modeling from the sewing skills her mom taught her. For many years after her 4-H exhibitor days, she stayed active as a 4-H leader for the Huntley Farm and Home Builders 4-H Club.
“I still grow a big garden and enjoy sewing with the grandkids,” she says. “Agriculture isn’t something we intentionally talk about, it’s who we are.”
Today, Judy’s family continues to be actively involved in agriculture. Her husband Bob continues to background his cattle on his parents’ place which their son Matt Daily has since purchased.
Her daughter Jill and husband Adam Tregemba live across the road, and her son Miles and wife Karen Daily now own and are on the original place they bought in the 80s. In addition, her daughter Dixie and Kirby Berger live in Saratoga.
Having her family involved in agriculture and watching her children grow up in agriculture has been both rewarding and heartening for Judy.
“I’m so thankful for our family,” she says. “It is what Bob and I are most proud of, and our goal has always been that home is a refuge for our kids.”
Judy notes balancing everything is a challenge for many women in ag. In the real estate business, earning trust was one thing she had to work for.
“Balancing everything is always a challenge and establishing trust in real estate with the farm/ranch properties was earned, not given,” she says.
At the end of the day, Judy is reminded of her relationship with God, and she is constantly reminded she is blessed.
For other women in ag, Judy offers some words of advice by saying, “My advice is to work hard, believe you were fearfully and wonderfully made and count your blessings – always find the positive. God will sustain you.”
Brittany Gunn is the editor of the Wyoming Livestock Roundup. Send comments on this article to firstname.lastname@example.org.