August 15-22, 2020
Makayla Taylor - Cassia County Fair and Rodeo 2019 Queen

2019 Queen
Makayla Taylor

Makayla Taylor, the 2019 Cassia County Fair and Rodeo Queen, was crowned Saturday night, August 18th, 2018 at the Cassia County Rodeo.

Makayla is the 19 year old daughter of Ryan and Brandy Taylor of Malta. She is proud to be a woman representing our agriculture industry and western way of life.

"This lifestyle has taught me, success doesn't come from what you do occasionally; it comes from what you do consistently. I want to be a leader and encourage our future generations to continue this way of life. I have had a love for barrel racing and the great sport of rodeo, since I was young. I love the fact that rodeo started from cowboys making everyday ranch work into a sport."

Makayla is a member of the Idaho Cattle Association and runs her own show cattle herd, Taylor Made Cattle. After her reign as Cassia County Fair and Rodeo Queen, she would like to pursue a career in bovine artificial insemination. Makayla is excited to A.I. her own cattle as well and the cattle on her family ranch. "I am able to choose the right bull and increase my cow's genetic potential. It took dedication and determination to get where I am today, in the cattle industry."

Makayla has been an active member in FFA and will be receiving her American Degree in October this year at the National FFA Convention. Makayla enjoys giving back to her community through youth programs like Future Farmers of America and 4-H. She has mentored many students with showing, fitting cattle, public speaking, floriculture, cattle evaluation, livestock judging and more.

"As the Cassia County Fair and Rodeo Queen, I am able to serve as a spokeswoman for our western way of life. Careers in the agriculture industry are vital to keep it alive and thriving, I want to encourage young women to be involved in this industry. Agriculture is a product of the land and the environment around us and women are necessary to help it flourish."