Longhorn connection leads to career

When a Texas Longhorn rancher is looking to promote and track their breeding operation, often times it leads them to Traer.

It may not be where many would think, but Traer resident Molly Clubb operates a business called Hired Hands, which provides software and website work for nearly 200 Longhorn breeders.

“All of these people need websites to promote their breeding program,” Clubb said.

The software also helps breeders track specific information on their animals such as how fast their horns are growing.

Clubb grew up showing Texas Longhorns on a farm in Millersburg, one of the handful of farms in Iowa which work with that breed. In her professional life, she is able to continue that connection to the breed.

“It’s been very successful in the Texas Longhorn industry,” Clubb said of Hired Hands. “We started off with four breeders in the system and today we are almost at 200.”

Her work is being recognized as the 33-year-old will be honored with a 20 under 40 award next month in Oklahoma City from the Texas Longhorn Marketing Alliance.

“I was very flattered,” she said. “It’s very humbling to be grouped with the other people who won the award.”

Clubb also runs Mo Co. Creative Services out of Traer, a marketing agency that helps businesses with graphic design and websites.

If that is not enough, she and her husband, North Tama teacher and basketball coach Brandon Clubb, have three children, Calia, 9, Brady, 7, and Cooper, 2.

“I’m very thankful that I have a patient husband,” Clubb said.

Though her job keeps her constantly on the go, Clubb said she enjoys the work.

“I can’t imagine doing anything else,” she said. “It’s been really rewarding.”