Butte County, Calif. – Megan Brown says she loves her work. That work involves animals and she says she loves exposing people who are not familiar with farm animals to her daily work. She says many of those are people who normally do not have a chance to pet a cow or pet a pig.
A passion for agriculture is what drives Brown each day as she lovingly cares for her family, which includes Cherry Pie the cow, a collection of four-legged individuals; piglets, dogs and cats and a flock of two-footed creatures as well; a host of chickens.
The Table Mountain Ranch is Brown’s home. She says being on the farm and working alongside her mother is glorious. She says it is work that she would not trade for anything else in the world.
While running the ranch, Brown has shared her experiences online and has created a strong social media following. When the Camp Fire broke out November 8, 2018 and in the days following, Brown shared many of the challenges she faced as the fire threatened the expansive farm and the livestock which call it home.
Those stories caught the attention of an international magazine.
Brown says she is fairly certain she is the only Butte County cattleman to ever be featured in VOGUE.
The social-media savvy farmer says VOGUE contacted her via her Facebook page after viewing a video on Twitter. She says the VOGUE team came out for an amazing visit.
She describes it as ‘bittersweet,’ because much of their conversations centered on the devastation of the fire and what the community had lost. But she says it was positive to know a national outlet was keeping the stories of those impacted by the Camp Fire in the national public discussion.
Brown says it was an honor to be featured in the online magazine article alongside other strong women; many of whom also have unique career paths. She says she hopes her moment in the spotlight of showcasing agriculture will inspire other young women.
She describes her profession as ‘not a gender thing’ but rather simply hard work that is a lifestyle. She says hard work and dedication is sexy so she believes her work fits perfectly on the pages of VOGUE.