Neb. (September 15, 2016) - The 2017 Nebraska Cattlemen Cow
Calf Tour "Local, National, and International Trade in the Cattle
Industry"will be hosted on the 26th of September. The morning will
begin at the Wheeler Co. Fairgrounds (83988 Hwy 281) in Bartlett, NE.
Speakers will begin promptly at 9 AM, lunch will be served at 11:30 and
the tour will start at the fairgrounds at 12:45. All are welcome to
near Bartlett will be featured for the tour. A few of the topics that
will be covered during the tour will be weaning strategies, drought
strategies, and pasture management. The Wagonhammer cowherds will also
be displayed for the tour. The day will conclude at the park in
Bartlett with a short tour of the Mignery Sculpture Garden.
Speakers for the
event include representatives from the USMEF, Nebraska Cattlemen,
Samson Verified, and the Nebraska Department of Agriculture.
McEndaffer with USMEF grew up in New Mexico where her family has
operated a custom meat slaughter and processing plant for over 20
years. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science,
Industry concentration and a minor in Agricultural Business from
Colorado State University (CSU) in 2009. She stayed on at CSU to
complete a Master of Science degree in Animal Science, Meat Science
concentration in 2010. Upon completion of graduate school, Cheyenne
started working as an Audit Specialist for Food Safety Net Services. In
2012, Cheyenne joined the U.S. Meat Export Federation in Denver,
Colorado as a Technical Services Manager. Her regions of responsibility
include the Western Hemisphere, sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, and Russia
and surrounding regions. Her job responsibilities include working with
USDA and other U.S. trade and producer associations to gain or further
access for U.S. red meat products, provide technical information to the
USMEF international offices, and to assist exporters in interpreting
the export requirements and troubleshooting issues that arise during
the export process. Cheyenne is a Professional Animal Auditor
Certification Organization (PAACO) red meat plant certified auditor and
manages all animal welfare related functions at the organization.
Cheyenne and her husband also run a herd of registered Balancer and
Angus cattle and farm organic and conventional wheat, millet, and milo
on the family farm in northeastern Colorado.
Herrmann with Nebraska Cattlemen grew up in Omaha and was raised in the
cattle industry. Her father (Mark Smith) sold fat cattle for Gottsch
Livestock Feeders for 20 years before retiring in 2015. Jessie received
her B.S. In journalism at the University of Kansas and her J.D. from
the University of Nebraska College of Law. She worked on Capitol Hill
from 2009 - 2014 as a legislative assistant for U.S. Senator Mike Crapo
from Idaho handling agriculture, energy, environment, trade and natural
resources, among other issues. Jessie and her husband Andy, a Hastings,
NE native, live in Gretna.
Mueller with Samson Verified graduated from the University of
Nebraska-Lincoln with a Bachelor of Science degree with an Animal
Science Major. In 1986, Scott's father decided to retire which
presented the opportunity for Scott to begin his journey into business
ownership with Samson, Inc, a farm and feedyard operation. Scott
began a path to improve his business understanding by attending the
Texas A&M Executive Program for Ag Producers and then enrolling in
the Wayne State College MBA Program. Since then Scott has
developed business relationships to develop a variety of agricultural
production and service companies including crop production, beef production,
risk management, organic waste management / compost production and
sales. Looking to add additional value for his customers, Scott
developed a third party verification service, Samson Verified, for beef
export markets. Today Samson works with clients from 30 states
delivering supplier friendly verification services for the European
Union, Saudi Arabia, China and domestic markets, including the
Certified Beef from Nebraska program.
Habrock is the Nebraska Department of Agriculture Assistant Director.
As assistant director, he provides guidance on the department's
agriculture promotion and development efforts, collaborates with
government, regulatory and industry partners and supports the
department's public policy efforts. Mat is a Nebraska native, growing
up on his family's diversified farm in Northeast Nebraska. He is a
graduate of the University of Nebraska - Lincoln, receiving his
bachelor's degree in Agricultural Business from the College of
Agriculture Sciences and Natural Resources. He and his wife Kyla reside
in Lincoln and are both very involved with youth agriculture education
and leadership development programs including FFA, 4H and the Next
Generation Leadership Summit.
Ericson State Bank, Homestead Bank-Albion Branch, Boone Nance
Cattlemen, Town & Country Veterinary Clinic, Zoetis and RB Angus.
Any questions can be
directed to Mackenzie Johnston at (402)350-6372.