About Bill Whitacre

A Message From Bill

Writing about yourself is hard. I am an unreliable narrator of my own life. It is hard to know where to begin. I have found that the best way to get to know me is to sit and talk with me. If you did that, here is a little bit of what you would hear.

I grew up in a solid family from Missouri that worked hard, played almost as hard, and gave me all the tools and confidence I needed to reach and grow. That Midwest foundation began my love for agriculture, the outdoors, and most importantly, people. That foundation has grown in all the years that have followed. I have had a career in agriculture with Simplot, Land o’Lakes, Whitacre Quarter Horses, and Runyon Cattle Company. The journey continues even now as my wife, Joan, and I are creating Outrun Farms for her to work Border Collies with sheep, and raise Scottish Highland cattle and quarter horses.

Mixed into the career in agriculture has been regular country club activities like golf and tennis as well as a mountain bike rides (and crashes). But my greatest passions are the ADV motorcycle trips in unique and remote places around the world. These trips are about my lifelong quest for geographic beauty and kind and generous people, topped off with physical challenges in all types of terrain and conditions. The motorcycle is simply the current delivery vehicle to get me there. These trips feed my soul because I love learning about all sorts of things, but especially about people.
I am currently not limited by age or energy, but I know it won’t always be this way. What makes curiosity beautiful is that it has no limits. You can explore your world wherever you are and whoever you are. I plan on being curious and learning as long as I have breath.

Officially, I am retired. But I like to call it chronically unemployed. By definition, retired means leaving a particular place. I haven’t left anywhere; I’m still here in this beautiful world and enjoying every experience.

My journey of life has me meeting new people and exploring new places. I hope you find value as you join me along the way.

Bill Whitacre

Your perspective is always limited by how much you know. Expand your knowledge and you will transform your mind.

Bruce H. Lipton


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