In 2016, Ms. Makenzie McLaurin completed her Bachelors of Science degree in Agricultural Leadership and Development from Texas A&M University. Her degree emphasis was on leadership development, communications, and event management. She is also a certified Professional Event Manager.
Makenzie’s background is in production agriculture, where she grew up raising Beefmaster cattle in East Texas. She has served as an intern with the Texas AgrAbility Project as well as a mentor and instructor in a training program for individuals with disabilities. Living with a disability herself, she believes that education and support for individuals with disabilities and chronic health conditions is imperative in production agriculture.
In her role with the Texas AgrAbility Project, she contributes her expertise by developing relationships with partners, developing educational programs and events, and facilitating relationships with clients. She also assists with farm and ranch assessments and client referrals and recommendations.