Co-hosted by: Kansas Simmental Association & American Simmental Association

Education Session

August 26, 2018

"Embrace the Past, Imagine the Future"

Our Goal

To arm seedstock breeders and commercial cattlemen with information to confidently make genetic selection decisions, market their product, promote the beef industry, and plan for the security of future generations.

Schedule - click here

View presentation recordings here.

Board Meeting and Events

Interactive Committee Meetings

Join the ASA Trustees to discuss critical issues in each of the five Standing Committees.


Hotel and Area Information

Fall Focus 2019 to be held

in Manhattan, KS.

Date and hotel accommodations coming soon.




Alex White, Ph.D.

Adjunct professor in the Dairy Science Department, Virginia Tech

Operates A. White Enterprises (consulting & speaking)

Financial Management Consultant, Verity Asset Management

Dr. White received his B.S. in Agricultural Economics from Virginia Tech, focusing on farm management and agricultural financial management.  His M.S. is in Ag Econ from Ohio State, with a concentration in farm management.  His Ph.D. is from Virginia Tech, where his research centered on retirement planning strategies for agricultural producers and small business owners.

Alex has taught a wide variety of college courses at Virginia Tech, Ohio State, NC State and Ferrum College over the past 25 years.  The courses he has taught include Dairy Enterprise Management, Agribusiness Management, Ag Financial Management, Farm Business Management, Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship, Computer Applications in Agriculture, and several courses in Personal Financial Management.  Alex has worked as a computer programmer for an agricultural software firm.  He has also served as an extension agent and an extension specialist (personal financial management) for Virginia Cooperative Extension.  Alex was an assistant coach for the 2004 and 2007 national championship teams in the American Express Financial Planning Invitational.

In August 2012, Alex began working full-time in the fields of financial management (focusing on retirement planning) and farm/business consulting.  He works with individuals and small business owners throughout the mid-Atlantic region.  Alex is an adjunct professor in the Dairy Science department at Virginia Tech.  He will continue to teach a couple of courses at Virginia Tech and the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. White speaks to a wide variety of audiences throughout the US.  He is on the Ag Advisory Board for First Bank & Trust.  He spends his free time restoring a 1943 Farmall H tractor, renovating his old house, woodworking, and working on his neighbor’s farm to keep his feet in agriculture.

Thank You to Our 2018 Sponsors

Back Row: Ryan Thorson President of Montana Simmental Association, Dale Miller with Miller Simmental, Bill McDonald with McDonald Farms, Dan Lehrman with Lehrman Family Simmentals, Fred Smith, Clay Lassle with Lassle Ranch Simmentals, and Wade Staigle with Mandan Lake Simmental.
Front Row: Kevin Thompson with TNT, Jim Butcher with Gateway Simmental, Erika Kenner with Kenner Simmentals, Willie Altenburg with Select Sires, Mike Foreman with Trinity Farms.
Not pictured: Genex, Geneseek, Allflex, and Gibbs Farms.



                AllFlex Mandan Lake Simmental

Dakota Express Simmentals

Mark Barnell Cattle Company