Lora Bledsoe is a large animal practitioner in eastern Colorado. After several years in two clinics, Bledsoe set off on her own in a mobile practice, in part, to help relieve the extreme shortage of large animal practitioners in rural areas. Bledsoe, an Illinois native, attended Colorado State University and says she fell in love with the state. When she met her now-husband, a rancher in eastern Colorado, she made Colorado her home.
SPRINGDALE, Mont. — Susie Felton keeps all of her projects neatly on her plate, and at the center of that plate, is beef. In a changing food marketplace, Felton is working to make her own way. Felton, known as Mrs. Montana Rancher on social media, is building an empire alongside her husband, Jim Felton, who she refers to as her Montana Rancher. Together, they are raising their two daughters while building the family's multigenerational Angus bull business — Felton Angus Beef.