I am an agriculture photographer and 3rd generation cattleman from in rural Altona, Illinois. I proudly own a Shorthorn cow herd. My family has been raising Shorthorn cattle since 1943. My love of agriculture started growing as a young girl on my family's corn soybean, hay and beef cattle farm. Some of her best memories growing up are from tagging along with her dad on the farm. Over the years, my love of agriculture has continued to grow. Agriculture is a significant part of her life. In many ways, it cultivated me.

Photography is a love I love sharing. Quite often, my thoughts and feelings are conveyed through the photos I capture. Photographs are truly worth more than words. They have deeper meaning. My photographs isn't just the sun setting on a corn field, not just a tractor stirring up dust in the field, not just cows grazing. I see more. When I snap a picture, I see through the camera lens: faith, family, tradition, strength, hard work, pride, love, and even hope.

Agriculture is what I know, love and appreciate.Through my photographs, I am able to share my love of agriculture with others. My photos are from a unique perspective...a woman raising cattle.

my blog, Boots & Heels at monicastevens.blogspot.com! I share my love of Agriculture, my daily life on a beef cattle farm, and stories behind my photographs.

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