Larisa Willrett is a copy editor and occasional writer at Blueprint Media. She also has been a copy editor and writer for CALF NEWS magazine the past 25 years. She and her husband own J. Willrett Farms, Malta, Ill., a sixth-generation diversified cattle-feeding and farming enterprise, and is a partner in Beef Performance Technology, a feedlot ultrasound business. Larisa is enmeshed in their feedlot’s day-to-day operations, which offers her a unique insight into the cattle business. Originally from Montana, she earned a bachelor’s degree in animal science and master’s degree in agriculture from Colorado State University. She is grateful for the opportunity to play a small role in feeding the world and educating others about agriculture.
Fun fact: Larisa’s go-to hobby has always been horses. She says it doesn’t hurt that they’re handy to have around the feedyard, too.