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.

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Board Meeting and Events

August 27-28, 2018

Interactive Committee Meetings

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

Par 3 Golf Tournament

August 25  - Check-in at 9:30 am.

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Hotel and Area Information

Best Western GranTree Inn

1325 North 7th Ave
Bozeman, MT 59715
(406) 587-5261
Room Block Name:  "Simmental"
Deadline for room block is ......

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Director of Science and Education, The American Simmental Association

Dr. Atkins is a native of Mandan, ND, and grew up working at her family’s veterinary clinic and commercial cow-calf operation. In 2002, Jackie graduated with a B.S. in Biotechnology from Montana State University.

Atkins attended the University of Missouri, earning a M.S. and a Ph.D. in Animal Science with an emphasis in Reproductive Physiology in Beef cattle under Dr. Michael F. Smith. After graduate school, Jackie worked as an embryologist for Dr. Chuck Gue at Progenesis Embryo Transfer, based in Belgrade, MT. In 2013, Dr. Atkins joined the team at the American Simmental Association as the Director of
Science and Education.

In her role as Director of Science and Education at ASA, Jackie contributes science articles to the ASA publication and emedia, coordinates research projects, is involved in the Carcass Merit Program, oversees the genetic condition reporting.

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