Breaking new ground on the family farm
Alex is a third-generation farmer and rancher. It started with her grandfather, continued with her father, and now Alex, one of four girls, is determinedly carrying on the Templeton family tradition. “I’ve always known that this was the direction I wanted to take my personal life and my personal career,” she said. “It’s really solidifying that I’m continuing on the traditions and the lifestyle that my family before me has laid out.”
The majority of Alex’s workday is spent outside, tending to the 500 beef cattle she raises with her father, Mark Templeton, and staying on top of maintenance and repairs. Her Can-Am Defender PRO XT is with her every step of the way.
“The bigger bed on the Defender PRO is unbelievable. It’s great for hauling around longer fence posts, bales of hay, loading up buckets of feed,” she noted. “Anything you need in it, you don’t realize how much you need that extra space until you have it.”
Another Templeton family tradition Alex embraced at a very young age is hunting. Every fall, she takes her Defender into the bush to track whitetail deer, using both a bow and a rifle. “I just really latched on to this lifestyle; I love it,” said Alex, who regularly posts hunting and farming photos on her Instagram page, @alextempleton_.
“She likes to show that women can do this kind of stuff, and if anybody can do it, it’s her,” added Kim Templeton, Alex’s mother.
See Alex shake things up in her world
Make sure to watch Alex’s story in the video below. You’ll find out how she uses social media to help her family’s business, and how she’s seen as a role model for young girls in her community.