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Exceptional Aggie: TAMU Poultry Science Student owns and operates apparel company

Kodye Neel is not only taking a full course load and judging poultry competitions, she's the owner and operator of her own apparel company.

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Being a full time student at Texas A&M is a lot of work in itself, but deciding to become an entrepreneur on top of that is something Kodye Neel is taking on. 

She has always had a love for agriculture, and during her freshmen year at A&M, she started  Wandering Maverick by 5N Ranch & Designs, a graphic t-shirt and apparel company.

Along with being a member of the Fall 2019 Poultry Judging and Livestock Judging Team at TAMU, Kodye is the owner and operator of Wandering Mavarick. 

According to her company's Facebook page, Wandering Maverick "has strong roots in the agricultural industry."

The company sells keychains, specialty livestock show items and t-shirts. 

With her full course load, Kodye said, "I definitely have a lot to juggle. I started this business while I was on the wool judging team, and then I was on the poultry judging team this past year ill be on the livestock judging team, I take a full course load. It’s difficult... but Its my absolute passion I love what I do and it doesn’t feel like working.”

Behind all that passion is a purpose, though.

"I want to be able to pave the way for young girls and show them hey you can do this. And you can be whatever you want in any aspect of the industry,” she said.

So if you're looking for a Christmas gift for the animal or farm lover in your life, Kodye's hard at work not only making shirts, but her dreams come true.

You can find Wandering Maverick on Facebook, Instagram and on the company's official site.

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