Alex Templeton - Third-Generation Farmer and Rancher

Upholding family tradition while cutting her own path.

Alex Templeton is a land owner, farmer, rancher, and internationally renowned hunter. But all of these accomplishments (and she’s not even 30 yet) are not part of some deeply thought-out life plan; for Alex, it’s all in keeping with who she is, where she grew up, and what she learned from her family. “I can’t really explain, like, what drives me,” said the Polo, Missouri, native. “It’s just so what I’m supposed to be doing.”

Alex Templeton


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.”

"It's just so what I'm supposed to be doing. I would much rather live here than anywhere else."

- Alex Templeton

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.

Her story



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