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Limousin Elects New Board Members and Officers

Fri, 22 Jan 2016 15:54:45 CST

Limousin Elects New Board Members and Officers The North American Limousin Foundation (NALF) elected new members and officers for its board of directors during the annual meeting held in Denver, Colo.

Those newly elected to serve the Foundation for three-year terms are Greg Blaydes of Midway, Ky., and Mark Barker of Newcastle, Okla. Three directors were re-elected to their second term. They are Dexter Edwards, Beulaville, N.C.; Jim Bob Hendrickson, Adair, Okla.; and Austin Hager, Karlsruhe, N.D.

Bret Begert was selected as the NALF president of board. He succeeds Chad Settje, Creston, Neb. Dexter Edwards was chosen to serve as vice president. The remaining executive committee consists of Jim Bob Hendrickson, as secretary, Gary Fuchs, Cameron, Texas, as treasurer, and Austin Hagar, as member-at-large. Chad Settje will continue on the executive committee as ex-officio.

Begert most recently served as vice president of the association for the past year. He and his family operate Begert Limousin in Allison, Texas. He is a past president of the North American Limousin Junior Association and has also served as president of the Texas Limousin Association.

Dexter Edwards recently held the treasurer position of the board. Edwards operates Edwards Land & Cattle Co. in Beulaville, N.C.

Greg Blaydes operates HB Farms Limousin and Blaydes & Sons Limousin of Midway, Ky. Mark Barker is a veterinarian and operator of Diamond Hill Cattle of Newcastle, Okla.

The additional breeders on the 16 member NALF board of directors include Dennis Alt, Shawnee, Kan.; Joey Freund, Elizabeth, Colo.; Gary Gates, Absarokee, Mont.; Chris Milam, Olmstead, Ky.; Past President Bob Mitchell, Wauzeka, Wisc.; Warren Symens, Amherst, S.D.; Fred Wacker, Miles City, Mont.; and Curt Wieczorek, Mount Vernon, S.D.

The North American Limousin Foundation would like to thank the two retiring board members for their service. Those retiring members are John Tobe, Lexington, Ky. and Mat Lewis, Iliff, Colo., who was the immediate past ex-officio.

For more information about Limousin and Lim-Flex® cattle and the North American Limousin Foundation programs and services, visit www.nalf.org or contact the NALF office at 303-220-1693.

Photo caption: Congratulations to these individuals who will be serving on the 2016 North American Limousin Foundation Board of Directors: (Seated) President Bret Begert, Allison, Texas; Vice President Dexter Edwards, Beulaville, N.C.; Secretary Jim Bob Hendrickson, Adair, Okla.; Treasurer Gary Fuchs, Cameron, Texas; Member-At-Large Austin Hager, Karlsruhe, N.D.; Ex-Officio Chad Settje, Creston, Neb.; NALF Executive Director Mark Anderson (Standing) Joey Freund, Elizabeth, Colo.; Gary Gates, Absarokee, Mont.; Warren Symens, Amherst, S.D.; Mark Barker, Newcastle, Okla.; Greg Blaydes, Midway, Ky.; Dennis Alt, Shawnee, Kan.; Past President Bob Mitchell, Wauzeka, Wisc.; Fred Wacker, Miles City, Mont.; Curt Wieczorek, Mount Vernon, S.D.; and Chris Milam, Olmstead, Ky., (not pictured)



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