June 9, 2017



For more information contact:
Don Laughlin, Missouri Angus Association secretary, at 660-254-5500 or laughlin@grm.net


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Julie Conover Joins the Missouri Angus Association
New general manager to serve Angus breeders in the Show-Me State.

The Missouri Angus Association announces Julie Conover of Cameron, Mo., as the organizationís general manager. Conover begins her role July 1 and will represent the stateís many dedicated Angus breeders.

ďThis is a wonderful opportunity to combine my passion for the cattle industry with the unique skillset Iíve developed over the past seven years in education,Ē Conover said. ďI look forward to this new chapter in my life working to fulfill the needs of the Missouri membership.Ē

†††† Conover is a third-generation Angus breeder who was active in 4-H, FFA and the National Junior Angus Association (NJAA). Always having a passion for agriculture, she stayed true to her roots while raising and showing Angus cattle. In her junior career, Conover participated in each of the contests available at the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) and served as a leader in the Michigan Angus Association. She has continued to stay involved with the Angus breed and currently serves on two American Angus Auxiliary committees.

†††† Conover earned two bachelorís degrees from Michigan State University and began her career in Indiana as an agricultural education instructor and FFA advisor. While teaching, she received her masterís degree in agricultural and extension education from Iowa State University. 

In 2013 she joined Michigan State University Extension as the statewide 4-H livestock and veterinary science educator. She worked with faculty and extension staff, 4-H volunteers and stakeholders to evaluate and implement statewide programs that provided opportunities for youth to develop content knowledge and life skills. 

In the past four years, she has expanded the livestock and veterinary science programs by introducing the 4-H Animal and Veterinary Science Camp and revamping the livestock-judging program. She has focused on curriculum development by creating 4-H Animal Science Anywhere lessons and bringing zoonotic disease education to the forefront of animal science.

Missouri Angus Association members are encouraged to give Conover a warm welcome as she begins her role this summer.

For more information contact Julie Conover at 734-260-8635 or Julie@missouriangus.org.


ANGUS MEANS BUSINESS. The American Angus Association is the nationís largest beef breed organization, serving nearly 25,000 members across the United States and Canada. It provides programs and services to farmers, ranchers and others who rely on the power of Angus to produce quality genetics for the beef industry and quality beef for consumers.

For more information about Angus cattle and the American Angus Associationís programs and services, visit www.angus.org.