Elects Mannschreck as Chairman
and Honors Hanson and Philips at Annual Meeting in Phoenix
Springs, CO (Jan. 30, 2009) -- Stan
Mannschreck, a cattle rancher from Anadarko, Okla., was elected
as the National Livestock Producers Association's Chairman of
the Board during the organization's annual meeting in Phoenix,
Ariz., Jan. 26-28, 2009.
have a tough act to follow," Mannschreck said. "I am
fairly new to the NLPA Board, but our board (National Livestock
Commission Association) has been involved with NLPA for a very
long time. The year ahead promises to hold many changes and opportunities
for the livestock industry and our organization. I thank the board
for this opportunity."
represents National Livestock Commission Association in Oklahoma
City, Okla. and follows previous chairman, Jack
Hanson. Hanson, who
still represents Tri-State Livestock Credit Corporation, Ranch
Cordova, Calif. on the NLPA board, served as NLPA's chairman
for the past five years. During his term NLPA conducted the Cattlemen's
Beef Board sponsored Beefmobile program, purchased and re-located
to a new office facility, and Hanson was instrumental in NLPA's
involvement on the industrywide Beef Checkoff Reform Task Force.
“It has been a real honor to serve
the Board as Chairman the past five years,” Hanson said.
“I thank all of the members for their support of this organization
and its history.”
Clyde Rutherford, who represents Empire Livestock in Syracuse,
N.Y., was re-elected to serve as NLPA's Vice Chairman. Other members
of the NLPA Executive Committee include: Chuck Adami, Equity Cooperative
Livestock Sales Assn., in Baraboo, Wis.; Rick Lovell, Producers
Livestock Marketing Association, N. Salt Lake, Utah; Gary Smith,
Producers Livestock Marketing Association, Omaha, Neb.; Darrell
Ailshie, Tennessee Livestock Producers, Columbia, Tenn.; and Bob
Bergsten, of Tri-State Livestock Credit Corporation, Rancho Cordova,
also recognized the retirement of long-time board member Sam Philips.
Philips has represented Producers Livestock Marketing Association,
Omaha, Neb., since 1985. Philips served as NLPA's Vice Chairman
from 1997 to 1999 and as Chairman from 2000 to 2004.
NPA has been one of the best things I have done with my life,"
Philips said. "I have so much respect for my fellow board
members. We all have big jobs to do, but we aren't flashy, we
just get out there and get the job done!"
has a unique ability to bring people together, to lead with a
strong presence and has been a lot of fun to work with,"
Scott Stuart, NLPA President said. " He was instrumental
in the development of our organization in recent years, including
the formation of the NLPA Sheep & Goat Fund. He and his wife,
Nadine, have been amazing assets to NLPA and will be very missed.
We wish them both the best in their retirement."
also served NLPA as the organization's representative with the
National Council of Farmer Cooperatives (NCFC) from 2001to 2008.
Chuck Adami of Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Association
in Baraboo, Wis., was elected to continue NLPA's representation
Upchurch, who represents Tennessee Livestock Producers, Columbia,
Tenn., was also elected to serve as NLPA's representative on the
National Institute for Animal Agriculture's Board of Directors.
NLPA also recognized Scharee Atchison, NLPA's Director of Operations,
for 10 years of service.
Philips and Chuck Adami
Upchurch and Scott Stuart
The National Livestock Producers Association, founded in 1921,
is an organization of livestock marketing cooperatives and credit
corporations representing more than 215,000 livestock producers