Cunningham Named American Hereford Association Western Field RepresentativeThu, 23 Jun 2022 08:56:41 CDT
Colt Cunningham recently joined the American Hereford Association (AHA) and Hereford World team as the field representative for the Northwest. He will attend Hereford sales and events in the region and help AHA members with genetics and marketing.
Along with promoting the breed, Cunningham will also help Hereford breeders and commercial users of Hereford genetics leverage available AHA programs.
"We are pleased to have Colt Cunnignham join the AHA field staff for the northwest -Territory 1," says Joe Rickabaugh, AHA director of seedstock marketing. "Colt has participated in many facets of the seedstock and commercial cattle industry through high school and college. It is exciting to have a young man with his interests and strengths join our team. He will be a key individual for the Hereford breeders in the Northwest."
Cunningham is the third generation raised on a centennial ranch in northeastern Oklahoma, which produces commercial and purebred cattle. He earned a bachelor's degree in animal science at Oklahoma Panhandle State University. Cunningham served numerous leadership roles in youth organizations, such as FFA, and has a long list of success in livestock judging, showing cattle and saddle bronc riding. Cunningham also has work experience in the cattle feeding sector.
"I've always liked good cattle and good people, and I know this territory is filled with both," Cunningham says. "I'm really looking forward to working with some of the best cattle producers in the United States."
Cunningham began his duties June 15. He can be reached at 918-978-8779.
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