|Gordon Jones, Ph.D||Scott P. Greiner, Ph.D||Ben Williamson||Wade Shafer, Ph.D|
|Wade Shafer, Ph.D., EVP, American Simmental Association||Video Presentation|
|Gordon Jones, Ph.D., Red Hill Farms/former Professor of Animal Science, Western KY University||PowerPoint||Video Presentation|
|Daren R. Williams, Senior Executive Director of Communications, The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association||PowerPoint||Video Presentation|
|Ben Williamson, Animal Science , PA State University||PowerPoint||Video Presentation|
|Michael J. Baker, Ph.D., Senior Extension Associate, Cornell University||PowerPoint||Video Presentation|
|Jackie Atkins, Ph.D., Director of Science and Education, ASA||PowerPoint||Video Presentation|
|Lauren Hyde, Ph.D., Lead Geneticist International Genetic Solutions||PowerPoint||Video Presentation|
|Scott P. Greiner, Ph.D., Professor of Animal & Poultry Science, VA Tech||PowerPoint||Video Presentation|
|Alex White, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor Dept. of Dairy Science, Virginia Tech and operator for A. White Enterprises||PowerPoint||Video Presentation|
|Frank Lucas, US Congressman and member of House Committee of Agriculture||Video Presentation|
|Jackie Atkins, Ph.D||Lauren Hyde, Ph.D||Michael Baker, Ph.D||Alex White, Ph.D|
|PA Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding and Tom Vossler||Wade Shafer, US Congressman Frank Lucas, Bert Moore, Tom Vossler|
|Linda Kesler and Chairman Robert Lanting||Doug Parke and Cliff Orley|
|Fred Schuetze and Tim Smith||Chairman Bob Lanting delivering welcome address|
|Keynote speaker Daren Williams|
|Brian DeFreese||Erika Kenner||Tim Smith|
Growth and Development
Policy & Procedures PowerPoint: Policy & Procedures
Simbrah PowerPoint: Simbrah
|Susan Russell||Nancy Tom||Fred Schuetze||Steve McGuire|
|Will Townsend||Hannah Wine||Dale Miller||Jon Willis|
|Susan Russell||Nancy Tom||Will Townsend||Steve McGuire||Fred Schutze|
As Dan Lehrman posted on ASA’s Facebook page:
Dan Lehrman "What a great mtg. A big thanks to the staff, the board and the PA Simmental group. Those who left after Monday mtg missed two more days of education on how the ASA works. I would recommend anyone going to the fall mtgs hang around for a couple of more days it is well worth the time" Posted September 16 at 1:09pm
It was a great meeting with all attending contributing to make it a huge success. The impetus behind Fall Focus was a desire by ASA Trustees and Staff to provide a venue for members to come together to swap ideas and learn. Though all ASA board and committee meetings are open to the public; the Fall Focus meetings are designed to foster interaction from the floor through an "open forum" configuration during the committee and board meetings. Click here for a recap of the committee, staff work and PowerPoint presentations.
To inform breeders about pertinent industry issues and encourage attendance, Fall Focus includes a full-day educational symposium boasting some of the industry's top speakers preceding the committee and board meetings. This year's educational symposium videos and PowerPoint presentations are posted for your viewing on the Fall Focus website. Click here to view videos.
Don't miss next year's Fall Focus in Bozeman, MT. Bozeman was chosen as the 2016 venue to give attendees an opportunity to view ASA's new headquarters, as well as a chance to meet all ASA employees.
Retired professor of Animal Sciences Western Kentucky University
Red Hill Farms
Dr. Gordon Jones retired in 2010 as professor of animal science after 40 years on the faculty at Western Kentucky University (WKU). During his tenure at WKU, he taught Introduction to Animal Science, Meats and Meat Products, Beef and Swine Production, and Animal Breeding. In addition, he was involved in the beef industry in KY and presented many programs on various aspects of the beef industry. Beef Cattle Selection and Mating Systems have been topics of major interest to Dr. Jones.
Jones served six years on the beef improvement committee of the Red Angus Association of America (RAAA), and he is currently a member of the technical committee of RAAA. Dr. Jones and his family have been involved in the swine seedstock business for over 50 years, and he is presently involved with his family in the Red Hill Farms Red Angus and Simmental operations. He works with commercial producers in planning selection programs and crossbreeding systems.