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.

 

 

 

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.

Thank You to Our 2018 Sponsors

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