Rancher. District Administrator. District Conservation Education Center Director. Advocate for natural resources and border security. These are just some of the things that come to mind when one thinks about Peggy Davis from Whitewater Draw NRCD.
Born and raised in Colorado, Peggy is a third-generation rancher. Growing up, Peggy was a Colorado State Horse 4H Project Winner in 1969 and attended the National 4H Congress in Chicago and was named an Outstanding Teenager of America in 1970. Over the years, Peggy has remained connected to her love of horses and livestock through volunteer work with 4H; she sat as President of the San Pedro Cow Bells in the 1980s; and was President of Miss Rodeo Arizona Incorporated and sat on the Miss Rodeo America Advisory Council.
In 1972, while on the rodeo circuit, Peggy met future husband Fred Davis, a fourth-generation Arizona rancher whose ancestors settled in Arizona in the 1860s and 1880s. After marrying, newlyweds Peggy and Fred moved to the family ranch in Bisbee. When the Bisbee ranch sold in 1977, Fred and Peggy moved to their current ranch in the Whitewater Draw District and raised two kids—Marlo and Jared—who still live on the ranch. Marlo and her husband are raising the sixth generation of Davis ranchers—Zane and Macy.