Learn from the Best 2023 Participants Selected

Posted December 14, 2022

Denver – Now in its third successful year, RAAA's Learn from the Best program is designed to leverage the experience, knowledge and insights held by successful breeders and industry specialists to equip and empower participants to advance their own Red Angus seedstock operations. The program consists of nine sessions – eight virtual and one in-person – and utilizes both asynchronous and synchronous platforms to maximize learning and interaction with the presenters. The in-person session, held at the National Red Angus Convention, will serve as a capstone experience and provide an opportunity for face-to-face conversation with many of the successful breeders that shared what made their seedstock businesses successful during the online sessions.

The following Red Angus Association of America members have been selected as participants of the 2023 cohort of the Learn from the Best educational program:

Brady & Kallena Allen, Brady Cattle Co., LLC – TX
Cash Black, Black Diamond Ranch – AR
Josh & Katie Camp, Camp's Red Angus – GA
Julie Evans, LCB Farms – IA
Cody & Narlie Ewing, Oak Springs Farm – WV
Trisha Gruszie, Gordon Cattle Company – MT
Heath Halley, Double H Red Angus – MO
Andy & Alisa Hornung, Hornung Red Angus – WI
John & Anita Kriese, Finger Lakes Cattle Co. – NY
Toby & Trevyr Lester, TTL Livestock – AR
Jacob & Katie Lipton, Pleasant View Farms – CT
Robert & Charlotte Martin, Martin Ranch – OK
Tom & Katie Morton, Green Mountain Red Angus – MT
Jim Morton, Green Mountain Red Angus – MT
Haley & Max Robison, Dry Creek Ranch – ND
Kolby & Erica Shannon, Carrizo Creek Cattle – CO
Jordan & Tim Wass, RNR Farms – PA
Kim Heller, Ph.D., RAAA director of education, said, "As we kick off this third cohort of Learn from the Best, we look forward to continuing to support the education of Young Red Angus breeders to help them become more successful and in developing a network of successful breeders they can use as a resource."

For questions about Learn from the Best, contact Kim Heller at

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December 14, 2022 

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