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News Update

October 20, 2017

Angus Adds to Their Finance Team

The American Angus Association announces the addition of Tara Adwell to the Angus finance team. She started on Sept. 11 as the assistant director of finance.

“We are excited that Tara has decided to join our team,” said Kenny Miller, CFO. “I am confident that, with Tara’s team attitude, tremendous work ethic, commitment to excellence, and strong financial and accounting knowledge, we will be able to continue to serve this great membership and Association at the highest level possible.”

The Savannah, Mo., native brings more than 10 years of accounting experience. Before joining the Angus team, she spent five years as the chief financial officer for Missouri Western State University Foundation. Prior to that, she worked for Clifton Larson Allen as an auditor. She is a graduate of Northwest Missouri State University where she received both her bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in business administration (MBA).

“I have been blessed with the amazing opportunity to work for this great organization that is continuously looking forward to the future,” Adwell said.

Continue reading this Angus Media news release online.

Meet Us in Fort Worth

For 66 years, the American Angus Auxiliary has promoted the Angus breed and supported future leaders within its ranks. The volunteer organization is made up of Angus women from all over the country, and each year, the group comes together for events hosted in conjunction with the Angus Convention. Join us Nov. 4-6 for our annual meeting activities and events!

Members of the Auxiliary Executive Board will meet at 3:00 p.m. Nov. 4. Following the board meeting, they invite you to attend the 2017 Annual Social with the Annual Meeting to follow the social. All events will be in the Fort Worth Convention Center, Room 201.

The Auxiliary’s Angus Gift Barn (AGB) will be open for business throughout the convention in booth space 404 in the trade show at the Fort Worth Convention Center. Be sure to grab a copy of Baby Black — it makes a great gift for all ages! Have some extra time in your schedule for Convention? Volunteer at the AGB! Contact Melanie St. Blanc Kiani at to add your name to the schedule.

Read more of this Angus Auxiliary news release online.

Hunters Reminded of South Texas Fever Tick Quarantines

Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) and USDA Veterinary Services (USDA VS) officials are reminding hunters in South Texas that additional precautions are required when handling white-tailed deer, nilgai antelope, black buck, axis deer and other exotics located on fever tick quarantined premises.

Portions of Cameron, Hidalgo, Jim Wells, Kinney, Kleberg, Live Oak, Maverick, Starr, Webb, Willacy and Zapata counties have established fever tick quarantine areas and 37 additional Texas counties have individual premises quarantined.

“Hunters play a critical role in protecting the state from fever tick expansion,” said Andy Schwartz, TAHC executive director, “and we are asking for their help this hunting season to ensure this tick is not inadvertently transported to unaffected areas of the state when harvested deer or exotics are moved from quarantined premises.”

Landowners, lessees or other individuals who plan to harvest, move or capture white-tailed deer, nilgai antelope or other exotic animals located on an infested, exposed, adjacent or check quarantined premises must have the animals inspected and treated by a TAHC or USDA VS representative before moving off the premises.

For more information, view the TAHC news release online.

USDA Invests in Research on Next Generation
of Agricultural Technology

The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Oct. 17 announced 17 grants for research on the next generation of agricultural technologies and systems to meet the growing demand for food, fuel and fiber. The grants are funded through NIFA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.

“Technology is front and center in agricultural production,” said NIFA Director Sonny Ramaswamy. “NIFA is investing in research on precision and smart technologies to maximize production efficiencies, including water and fertilizer use, and to produce nutritious food, new biofuels and bioproducts.”

AFRI is America’s flagship competitive grants program for foundational and translational research, education and extension projects in the food and agricultural sciences. AFRI’s Agriculture Systems and Technology grants support the design and engineering of agricultural production systems and research on the burgeoning field of biomass, biofuels, feedstock, bioenergy and bio-based products. These projects are expected to spur innovation in rural America and contribute to rural prosperity.

Included among the grants announced is a University of California Riverside project that uses electronics and chemistry to recover high-quality water, nutrients (nitrogen and phosphorus) and energy from agricultural wastewater.

Learn more in the USDA news release online.

Local Ranching Event Scheduled for Oct. 27 in Gainesville

The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) will host a ranch gathering on Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, at the Cooke County Fairgrounds in Gainesville, Texas. The event allows local cattle producers to learn about TSCRA’s recent activities and network with other cattle raisers in the area. Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by a complimentary beef dinner.

The event is free and open to the public.

TSCRA Special Ranger Troy McKinney will be on hand to provide a law enforcement update and offer ranchers information on how they can keep their livestock and equipment safe and secure. Attendees will receive an update on the 85th Texas Legislative Session and recent government affairs activities, including private property rights initiatives. Other areas of interest to cattle raisers and the community will be discussed, as well.

Please RSVP to 800-242-7820, ext. 192, or

The Cooke County Fairgrounds are located at 1901 Justice Center Blvd., Gainesville, TX 76250.

The ranch gathering is sponsored by Elanco, Lone Star Ag Credit, Texas Farm Credit, Nutrition Plus Westway Feed Products and local Arrowquip dealer Teskey’s Saddle Shop.

Continue reading this TSCRA news release online.



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