Education Session

August 26, 2018

"Embrace the Past, Imagine the Future"

Our Goal

To arm seedstock breeders and commercial cattlemen with information to confidently make genetic selection decisions, market their product, promote the beef industry, and plan for the security of future generations.

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Board Meeting and Events

Interactive Committee Meetings

Join the ASA Trustees to discuss critical issues in each of the five Standing Committees.

 

Hotel and Area Information

Fall Focus 2019 to be held

in Manhattan, KS.

Date and hotel accommodations coming soon.

 

 

 

Senior Executive Director of Communications

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association

For more than 25 years, Daren Williams has helped tell the story of American agriculture. As senior executive director of communications at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, he helps develop and deliver the story of modern beef production to media, influencers and consumers. He also serves as the “Dean of Students” for the Masters of Beef Advocacy (MBA) program, a nationwide grassroots advocacy network.

Before joining NCBA in 2006, Daren was a senior vice president at Fleishman-Hillard International Communications in Kansas City, where he handled communications challenges for major food and agribusiness clients. He also spent ten years in Washington, D.C., representing food and agribusiness clients on Capitol Hill and in the halls of USDA, FDA and EPA.

A native Kansan, Daren began his career on the staff of Bob Dole’s 1988 presidential campaign. He holds a degree in English from Ottawa University in Kansas.

 

Thank You to Our 2018 Sponsors

Sponsors:
Back Row: Ryan Thorson President of Montana Simmental Association, Dale Miller with Miller Simmental, Bill McDonald with McDonald Farms, Dan Lehrman with Lehrman Family Simmentals, Fred Smith, Clay Lassle with Lassle Ranch Simmentals, and Wade Staigle with Mandan Lake Simmental.
Front Row: Kevin Thompson with TNT, Jim Butcher with Gateway Simmental, Erika Kenner with Kenner Simmentals, Willie Altenburg with Select Sires, Mike Foreman with Trinity Farms.
Not pictured: Genex, Geneseek, Allflex, and Gibbs Farms.

             

           

                AllFlex Mandan Lake Simmental

Dakota Express Simmentals

Mark Barnell Cattle Company