After graduating from Kansas State University, Dwayne Deitz began his career as a fieldman for Drovers Journal. He then transitioned to a fieldman position for the Western Livestock Journal in 1969, where he visited many ranches and traveled to many cattle sales throughout the United States. After a five-year stint as a fieldman for the American Angus Association, Dietz became a fieldman for the AHA in 1979. His territory covered Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Idaho and parts of Alberta, Canada. It was during his years at the AHA that he became recognized as one of the best cattle marketers in the country.
His passion and excitement for the Hereford breed was infectious. His commitment to serving those around him has influenced industry professionals across the country. After retiring from the AHA in 1992, Deitz began promoting and selling Herefords and has been instrumental in helping several Hereford breeders begin their herds. In 2006 he began selling commercial advertising for the Western Ag Reporter in Billings, Mont., where he still works today.
Deitz and his wife, Janet, have six children and eight greatgrandchildren.