Hometown: Walnut Grove, Mo.
Family: Wife, Christy; children Colton McIntyre, Colin McIntyre, Claire McIntyre, Mitchell Blehm, Wade Blehm and Josie Blehm
In Town: Dexter McIntyre is an agency sales manager for Missouri Farm Bureau Insurance in Bolivar and Willard, Mo. Dexter started working for Missouri Farm Bureau 18 years ago. His focus is on developing home, auto, farm, life and health insurance policies for clients. “We try to package everything in one-stop, to service all the insurance needs of our clients,” Dexter explained. His agency recently opened its second office in Willard, Mo., in order to serve more customers in that growing community. Dexter appreciates working for Missouri Farm Bureau because of his interest in agriculture. “There are two sides to Farm Bureau, one side is the insurance company; and the other side is the legislative non-profit side that keeps agriculture interests at their forefront,” Dexter said.
In the Country: Dexter is a third generation farmer, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather. Dexter grew up with his three younger brothers on a farm in Lockwood, Mo. His family raised commercial cattle and Suffolk sheep. Some of Dexter’s favorite childhood memories stem from summers showing sheep.
“When we went to junior nationals, we would caravan with friends. It was always fun to travel with a trailer full of sheep and good friends,” Dexter said.
Now Dexter operates Double Diamond Land and Cattle LLC, a commercial and purebred cattle operation, on his farm in Walnut Grove, Mo. Double Diamond Land and Cattle LLC originated in Golden City, Mo., and is shared with members of Dexter’s extended family. Last year the McIntyres ventured into the purebred Simmental and SimAngus market. Dexter started by purchasing show calves for his younger children to show.
In the Future: Dexter plans to grow his purebred cattle operation.
“We are going to try to concentrate on the purebred herd. It takes awhile to get the numbers built up, so we will try to fast-track it with embryo-transfer calves and artificial insemination,” Dexter said.
But most of all the McIntyres look forward to building memories with family, while working and showing their cattle.