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AMERICAN ANGUS NAMES NEW REG'L MANAGER FOR KANSAS, OKLAHOMA
Source: American Angus Association news release

The American Angus Association® welcomes Jeff Mafi of Coyle, Okla., as the new regional manager for Kansas and Oklahoma. Bringing years of experience in the purebred business to the Angus breed, Mafi will play a significant role in helping Association members identify herd goals, learn new programs and services, and grow into the future.

"It's a tremendous honor to be part of the American Angus Association," Mafi says. "I truly look forward to getting started, meeting the producers in my area and learning how I can best serve them in my new role."

As a regional manager, Mafi will represent the Angus breed at various cattle events, sales, shows and other activities throughout the territory. Breeders are encouraged to ask him questions about Association programs and services, or for help locating Angus seedstock.

He can also advise producers on marketing opportunities available through the Association, including advertising through the Angus Journal and other avenues.

"Jeff's wealth of experience lends itself well to connecting with Angus breeders and their commercial customers, sharing information on the latest programs, and genuinely helping them move their herds forward," says Bryce Schumann, Association chief executive officer.

A native of Oklahoma, Mafi graduated from Oklahoma State University (OSU) with a bachelor's degree in animal science and a master's degree in meat science.

He previously served as senior herdsman for the OSU Purebred Beef Cattle Center in Stillwater, Okla. For nearly eight years, his general responsibilities included managing genetic selection and breeding for all females, developing bulls for registered and commercial breeders, and managing the annual production sale.

Throughout his time in the business, Mafi has also served as a member of the OSU Animal Science Alumni Association Board of Directors, was a past president of the Intercollegiate Livestock Judging Coaches Association, and an instructor for the Michigan State University Department of Animal Science.

He is also an active member of the Oklahoma Angus Association. Contact Mafi at jmafi@angus.org or 405.269.6387. He looks forward to getting to know more Angus breeders in the area and finding ways to be of service.

For more information about Angus cattle and the Association, visit www.ANGUS.org.


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