JAN. 13, 2005 The American Angus Association will continue a series of Outreach Seminars in effort to boost communications with the membership. Outreach Seminars are planned for mid-January in Winona, Miss., and Spring Hill, Tenn. Association staff will travel to these sites to provide updates on Association programs including AngusSource and current performance program enhancements.
In addition, breeders will have an opportunity to provide input to Association staff and directors during interactive discussions about ways the Association can best serve members today and in the future.
"We will be meeting in the Southeastern states to update our members on the latest happenings with their Association programs," says Jim Shirley, vice president of industry relations for the Association. "We encourage our producers to attend one of theses sessions to share their ideas with the staff."
The first meeting will be January 18 at E E Ranches Inc., near Winona, Miss. Contact Cheryl Evans at 662-283-3337 for directions. A second seminar will begin at 7 p.m., January 19 at the Middle Tennessee Experiment Station Conference Center at Spring Hill, Tenn. You can call 931-486-2129 for directions.
The meetings will last approximately three hours. Reservations are not required. However, those interested in attending are encouraged to reply to Linda Campbell at 816-383-5143 or at email@example.com, so staff can plan appropriately. More information about the Outreach Seminars will be available at www.angus.org.
The American Angus Association, with headquarters in St. Joseph, Mo., is the worlds largest beef breed organization, providing programs and services to thousands of commercial producers and more than 34,000 members nationwide.
by Shelia Stannard, director of activity communications and
event coordinator, American Angus Association