Future of the Beef Industry Discussed at BIF Convention
June 21, 2018
For 50 years the Beef Improvement Federation has hosted the annual research symposium and convention. The convention serves to facilitate discussion and provide education on current issues facing the beef industry.
This week staff members from the American Hereford Association are in attendance at the annual convention. Keep watching our Facebook page and Twitter account (@americanherf) to see more from BIF.
Kevin was born and raised on an irrigated farm and registered cattle operation in Fort Collins, Colorado. He attended Colorado State University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Agribusiness. During his undergraduate studies, Kevin was a member of the CSU livestock judging team earning high individual honors at the National Intercollegiate Livestock Judging Contest and was actively involved in FFA, serving as a National FFA Officer in 1987-88. In 1997, Kevin earned his Master’s in Management from the Krannert School of Business at Purdue University.
Kevin spent more than two decades working for the Indianapolis-based consulting firm Agri Business Group/Adayana before founding his own consulting practice, Agcellerate, LLC. Over the past 24 years, he has had the privilege of providing strategic planning, marketing consulting, sales/management training and keynote speaking services to some of the country’s largest animal health, crop protection, seed, feed and farm machinery companies.
Today, Kevin, his wife Julie and their three children, Caitlyn, Ashlyn and Collin, make their home in the small agricultural community of Kersey, Colorado, 60 miles northeast of Denver. In addition to his consulting and TV hosting responsibilities, Kevin manages his family operation consisting of 130 head of registered Limousin and Lim-Flex cows together with irrigated corn, alfalfa and grass hay along the South Platte River. In addition to marketing bulls to commercial cow/calf operations, Kevin’s family also operates Ochsner Tenderlean Beef, a small branded beef company that markets beef directly to consumers along the Front Range of Colorado.
Bio courtesy of beefusa.org. Listen as Kevin Ochsner discusses his presentation today on the future of the cattle industry.