Press Releases

Heller Combines Passion for Youth and Agriculture

February 18, 2015

The Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) is pleased to announce the hire of Kimberly Anderson Heller, Ph.D., of Clarion, Iowa, as the new Junior Programs Coordinator. Heller will assume the role beginning March 1, 2015. “Kim brings to the Association an immense knowledge of youth leadership development and the beef industry,” said Twig Marston,…

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Red Angus Youth Participate in 2015 Young Stockman Program

January 10, 2015

Red Angus juniors from across the country came together Jan. 8 - 9 for the 2015 Junior Red Angus Association (JRA) Young Stockman Program in Denver, Colo. The 26 participants who attended the event enjoyed the Rocky Mountain air while becoming Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certified, touring local feedyards, and competing in a Beef Quiz…

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Gary Fike to Lead Red Angus Marketing Team

December 8, 2014

The Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) is pleased to announce its new Director of Commercial Marketing, Gary Fike. Fike’s primary responsibilities will be to plan and direct marketing programs with a focus on increasing demand for Red Angus genetics. “Gary brings to the Association not only a vast amount of knowledge in the beef…

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Red Angus Enthusiasts Travel to Savannah, 2014 RAAA Convention

October 23, 2014

Almost 200 Red Angus enthusiasts traveled to Savannah, Ga., for the 61st annual Red Angus National Convention Sept. 10-13 at the Savannah Marriott Riverfront. Attendees enjoyed touring the Savannah Harbor, conducting business during the three-day convention, learning about Georgia agriculture, and experiencing southern hospitality. “The National Convention is always an exciting event for us,” said Twig…

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Red Angus Producers Achieve High-Quality Carcass

October 22, 2014

Red Angus producers from Texas to Montana reported 954 head of Red Angus cattle that reached tremendous yield and quality combinations earning them the title of Grid Master in 2014. The Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) recognized these Grid Master award winners at its 61st annual National Convention in Savannah, Ga., this fall. In…

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Harold Bertz Joins Red Angus Marketing Team

October 20, 2014

The Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) welcomes Harold Bertz as its new Director of Business Development. A Missouri native, Bertz will play an integral role in increasing the demand for Red Angus genetics. “Harold brings vision and fresh ideas to the Red Angus Association,” said Twig Marston, Association chief executive officer. “He is dedicated…

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Garrett to Assist Member Services Department

October 7, 2014

Chessie Garrett of Justin, Texas, recently joined the Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) in the registration department after completing an internship with the Association this summer. Garrett is currently a junior at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas, where she is pursuing a degree in animal science and is an active member of Agricultural…

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Newly Elected Red Angus Board of Directors

October 6, 2014

Each year, members of the Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) elect their fellow breeders to serve the RAAA and continue to advance its mission. This year, members elected Kim Ford, Bertrand, Neb., to serve as the 30th president of the RAAA. Ford and her husband Scott own and operate Cross Diamond Cattle Co. where…

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Family’s Generosity Establishes New Red Angus Youth Scholarships

September 18, 2014

Troy and Annette Presser, Presser Red Angus, Turtle Lake, N.D., have founded scholarships for youth to participate in national Junior Red Angus Association (JRA) leadership events in loving memory of their daughter, Heather. Heather was taken from her family in an ATV accident in 2012. To honor Heather and her love for all things ranching,…

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JRA Round-Up Changes Dates to Expand Youth Opportunities

July 29, 2014

It’s time to mark your calendars for the annual Junior Red Angus Association’s (JRA) Round-Up event on June 22-27, 2015 in Bismarck, N.D. Themed “From the Badlands to the Bison,” JRA members from across the United States and Canada will come together to build friendships, gain industry knowledge and develop leadership skills. “The JRA prioritizes educational and…

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