National Red Angus Convention Keynote Speakers Announced, Registration Open

Posted June 16, 2022

DENVER – Beef producers are in for some great fellowship and an incredible lineup of speakers at the upcoming 69th annual National Red Angus Convention, set for Sept. 14-16 in Kalispell, Montana. Featured during convention will be Damian Mason an agriculturalist and comedian; NCBA President Don Schiefelbein; USMEF Director of Trade Analysis Jessica Spreitzer; and Faith Family & Beef creator and certified Enneagram coach Terryn Drieling.

“We could not be more excited about our upcoming convention in beautiful Kalispell, Montana. The Red Angus breed is on the move with lots of areas of progress to discuss with our members and commercial stakeholders,” said Tom Brink, RAAA CEO. “Additionally, we have perhaps the best lineup of speakers and workshops ever assembled at an RAAA Convention. Both at our Commercial Cattlemen’s Symposium on, Sept. 14 and throughout the member convention Sept. 15-16, this year’s educational and entertaining presentations should not be missed.”

The ever-popular Women’s Symposium on Wed., Sept. 14, will feature Terryn Drieling, creator of Faith Family & Beef, where she talks about motherhood, ranching and connection. Drieling has gone from self-professed “Enneagram nerd” to certified Enneagram coach and co-host of the Type It Out podcast. She teaches the personality typing system in a way that’s easy to understand, immediately applicable and helps others draw good movement.

Damian Mason kicks off the second day of the National Red Angus Convention on Thursday, Sept. 15. Mason is a businessman, agriculturalist, speaker, podcaster, author and consultant.  He talks candidly about current events and is known for motivating and inspiring audiences in both good and bad ag climates. He provides insight and information to help his audience successfully navigate tomorrow’s agriculture.

Don Schiefelbein, 2022 National Cattlemen’s Beef Association president, will provide the keynote address on Friday, Sept. 16, during the general session. Schiefelbein, his father, seven brothers and three nephews own and operate Schiefelbein Farms, a large diversified farming operation in Kimball, Minnesota. Schiefelbein has a long history of industry service, most recently in the role as chairman of the Beef Industry Long Range Planning Committee.

Jessica Spreitzer, U.S. Meat Export Federation’s Director of Trade Analysis, will provide closing remarks on Friday, Sept. 16. In her role at USMEF, Jessica works with a wide variety of databases and information sources to provide market analysis on the U.S. red meat industry and global trade to both international and domestic stakeholders. She also contributes to USMEF’s red meat export forecasts and reports.

Other exciting events to be held during the convention are several educational workshops addressing topics from transitioning the ranch to the next generation to preparing for a successful bull sale through customer service and high quality media.

Registration is now open for the National Red Angus Convention in Kalispell, Montana. Early bird registration is open until July 15 for $296. To see the full agenda and register, please visit For media inquiries or more information, contact Brandi Buzzard Frobose, RAAA director of communications, at



The Red Angus Association of America serves the beef industry by enhancing and promoting the measurable advantages of Red Angus and Red Angus-influenced cattle. The RAAA provides commercial producers with objectively described cattle by implementing new technologies and utilizing scientifically sound principles that quantify traits of economic importance to beef producers in all segments of the beef industry. For more information, visit


June 16, 2022

For more information, contact:
Brandi Buzzard Frobose, Director of Communications 
(785) 448-0239 •


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Damian Mason

Don Schiefelbein

Jessica Spreitzer

Terryn Drieling