American Gelbvieh Association Creates Commercial, Seedstock Producer Awards

In an effort to recognize the outstanding commercial and seedstock producers involved in the Gelbvieh breed, the American Gelbvieh Association has created the Outstanding Commercial Producer Award and the Outstanding Seedstock Producer Award. Both awards are based off the Beef Improvement Federation awards that are presented annually at the BIF conference.

The AGA will recognize one Outstanding Commercial Producer and one Outstanding Seedstock Producer annually during the Gelbvieh activities at the National Western Stock Show. The recipients of the AGA awards will then be considered for the Association’s nominations for the BIF awards that year.

Plans are underway to present the first of these awards at the 2013 NWSS. State associations are asked to nominate one commercial producer and one seedstock producer they feel is deserving of this recognition. Applications are due December 1.

Applications for the Outstanding Commercial Producer Award and the Outstanding Seedstock Producer Awards can be found at www.www.gelbvieh.org under the Member Programs page under the Membership tab. Applications may also be requested by contacting Jennifer Scharpe, AGA director of communications, at jennifers@www.gelbvieh.org or 303-465-2333. For questions or more information about the awards, contact Frank Padilla, AGA director of breed promotion at frankp@www.gelbvieh.org or 303-465-2333.

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