Shelley Proffitt Eagan oral history interview, 2019 April 26
In this interview Shelley Proffitt Eagan discusses her work as an owner/operator of a cattle company for the previous ten years in Kings Mountain, North Carolina. Topics include how the farm began, methods used to raise cattle for slaughter, the process to become USDA certified organic, and the changes that have been made to the farm over the years. She recounts the farm's rotational grazing process and describes the types of grasses the cattle eat. Ms. Eagan explains why it is important for both the health of the cattle and the grass to rotate the herd. She recounts an incident from a few years earlier when a farmer lost a cow because she ate toxic plants in his pasture, and discusses grass management. Mrs. Eagan also mentions instances of sexism from farmers that she encountered when she began cattle farming.