Red Angus Association of America Launches Virtual Mentorship Program

DENVER, CO – The Red Angus Association of America is proud to announce the launch of “Learn From the Best – Seedstock Series,” a continuing education mentorship program. Learn From the Best is an innovative program designed to equip and empower Red Angus breeders 45 years old and younger to take their programs to the next level of success.

The program features 10 meetings in which participants will be able to “get inside the mind” of the industry’s leading seedstock producers through interactive discussion and question-and-answer sessions. At registration, participants will identify and nominate top registered breeders they would like to interact with in order to gain industry insight. Because each seedstock mentor has a leading track record for success, participants can be confident they are receiving genuine, time-tested advice from highly experienced breeders.

Additional sessions will focus on genetics and breeding, herd health, marketing and feedlot economics. These sessions are unique and not offered anywhere else in the beef industry. For example, during the genetics and breeding module, participants will be divided into six sub-groups that will be charged with establishing long-term breeding direction using a virtual herd and then make selection decisions for five generations to track their genetic progress.

“We are excited to offer this one-of-a-kind opportunity for young seedstock producers so they may learn how some of the most successful seedstock operations became what they are today. We feel this is a great way to offer continued education and help create beneficial relationships that will last for the future producers of our breed,” said Nolan Woodruff, RAAA commercial marketing specialist and program coordinator.

The virtual-only series is limited to 24 participants per 12-month cycle to ensure each participant receives quality time with each presenter. Participants will pay a one-time fee of $100 and no travel is required.

For additional questions about Learn From the Best – Seedstock Series contact Nolan Woodruff at nolan@redangus.org or Harold Bertz, director of commercial marketing, at harold@redangus.org. To sign up for the program, visit www.RedAngus.org.

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 www.RedAngus.org.

By Brian Allmer - The BARN

Brian Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.