Angus names assistant director of events and education

Farm Forum

The American Angus Association announces Ashley Mitchell as the breed organization’s new assistant director of events and education. Mitchell will serve the Association’s more than 25,000 members by organizing and implementing nationwide programs and activities.

“I’m grateful for the chance to be part of the Angus breed and its tremendous impact on the beef industry,” Mitchell says. “I’ve really enjoyed working with members during my time here, and look forward to expanding that role and helping others gain insights through our events.”

A 2007 graduate of the University of Missouri, Mitchell holds a bachelor’s degree in agribusiness management and a minor in international agriculture. She began her career with the American Angus Association’s activities and events department in October 2013. The new role is a promotion for Mitchell, who has been involved in many aspects of Association-related programs during her time with the organization.

“Ashley has taken great initiative in organizing and planning event details for the Association’s membership,” says Bryce Schumann, Association chief executive officer. “We look forward to seeing her grow in her abilities and helping to advance the breed in the future.”

As the assistant director of events and education, Mitchell will be responsible for maintaining a wide variety of activities, educational opportunities and meetings, including the annual Beef Leaders Institute, Cattlemen’s Boot Camps and the National Junior Angus Show. She will also provide assistance in planning the first-ever Angus Means Business National Convention and Trade Show, scheduled for Nov. 4-6 in Kansas City, Mo.

The department will target activities for both youth and adults alike, which is a change in the organization’s previous departmental structure. Combining the junior and adult activities planning will allow staff to streamline processes, provide faster responses, and overall, better serve members across the country.

Mitchell grew up in a small town in northwest Iowa, and now calls Gower, Mo., home. She is a volunteer with the local 4-H club, serving as a project leader for the horse judging team. She competes with her own horses at many regional and state horse shows throughout the year.

Contact Mitchell with questions about upcoming Association events or for more information on how to get involved in the breed.