Congratulations to the Eppright's, the McCoy's Farm and Ranch Family of the month from Region VI. David, Tonya and Cullen Eppright began ranching in Gonzales and Atascosa counties in 1983; however, their ranch located in Atascosa County has been in operation since the 1880s.
All three of the family members actively participate in operating and managing the ranches today. Their operations mostly consist of running steers year-round. Each family member has responsibilities of their own; however, the family said they come together when needed.
Even though ranch work can be quite tasking, Tonya is a math teacher at Gonzales High School while David takes on the full-time position as ranch manager. Cullen tends to livestock at their home place in Gonzales allowing a little bit of freedom for his dad to focus on the ranching operations.
When the family is not ranching, they said their favorite past time is traveling, whether to a rodeo or even a Texas Aggie football game. They also said they enjoy the time they spend high school rodeoing. "We have enjoyed getting to know other ranching families from across Texas and learning about their operations as well," the family said. Cullen is currently a calf roping competitor at region six. He is also the former national student president, former state student president, Jr. high national and state president, Jr. high state vice president and is the only student in the 70-year history of the association who has served as national president at both the Jr. high and high school divisions.
The family said they are honored to be chosen as the McCoy's Farm and Ranch Family of the month, and they are loyal customers to the corporation.
"We are very pleased to be selected as the McCoy's Farm and Ranch Family," the family said. "We are also very appreciative of the support of Cliff Mulanax, and the farm and ranch team, for all they do to benefit the youth of the Texas High School Rodeo Association." They also explained how they are frequent customers at the McCoy's in Gonzales, Texas and have even had the opportunity to build relationships with some of the McCoy's managers. During Cullen's time as a junior high state officer, he had the chance to participate in the McCoy's photo shoot during the tour of the McCoy's headquarters in San Marcos, Texas. Cullen expressed how this experience was one of his favorites during his role as an officer.
On a regular basis, the family purchases all of their fencing, plumbing, electrical, paint and Priefert product needs from McCoy's. We would like to congratulate the Eppright family for all of their accomplishments and successes in addition to being selected as the McCoy's Farm and Ranch Family of the Month!