Taylor McNair is your new Miss Rodeo America 2019, crowned Sunday, December 9, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Taylor McNair, from Learned, Mississippi, is the 42nd young lady to have the distinct honor and privilege of wearing the crown of Miss Rodeo Mississippi. She was crowned on January 13, 2018 and has represented Mississippi at all Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) events statewide and several abroad. She will compete for the title of Miss Rodeo America, in Las Vegas, Nevada, December 2-9, 2018.
A recent graduate of Mississippi State University (MSU), Taylor earned a Bachelor of Science in AgriBusiness with a concentration on Policy & Law, and Minors in both Business Administration and Economics. While at MSU, she was a member of the Sigma Alpha Lambda Honor Society, Chi Omega Sorority, Toastmasters, Freshman Council, Foundation Ambassadors, MSU Rodeo Team, and MSU Equestrian Team. Her future educational goals, include: obtaining a J.D. from the University of Mississippi Law School and LL.M. in Agricultural and Food Law from the University of Arkansas.
Being both a rodeo competitor and enthusiast, Taylor was an active competitor throughout junior high and high school in the National Barrel Horse Association (NBHA), Mississippi High School Rodeo Association (MHSRA), and Mississippi Quarter Horse Youth Association (MQHYA). As a past Mississippi Beef Ambassador, Hinds County Outstanding 4-H’er, Mississippi Star Junior Cattleman, and Horse Public Speaking Champion, Taylor has received numerous scholarships, 4-H livestock exhibitor awards, and community service awards. She also garnished several rodeo queen titles, including: Miss Dixie National 2014, Miss Crossett PRCA Rodeo 2015, and Miss Rodeo of the Mid-South 2016.
When Miss Rodeo Mississippi is not promoting the sport of rodeo or the agriculture industry, she enjoys riding horses, running, working on her family’s farm, reading and traveling. Taylor is excited to spend this year encouraging the next generation of rodeo athletes and queens, promoting the sport of professional rodeo, and educating the public about agriculture.