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Mitchell Named Virginia BCIA President

Livestock Update, April 1999

Scott Greiner, Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences, Virginia Tech

John Mitchell of Hot Springs, Virginia was recently elected president of the Virginia Beef Cattle Improvement Association. Mitchell owns Falling Springs Farm which runs registered Angus and Salers, as well as commercial cows. Mitchell has served on the board of directors for two years.

Other officers elected at the 1999 Virginia Beef Industry Convention February 26 include Vice President Jim Saunders, a registered Angus breeder from Piney River and Secretary/Treasurer Dave Zeller, manager of Morven Farms (Angus, Charolais, Simmental), at Charlottesville.

During the annual meeting of Virginia BCIA, directors elected for a three year term included Victor Drewry of Harrisonburg, C.W. Pratt of Atkins, and Jim Wylie of Upperville. Other members of the BCIA board of directors include Paul Bennett of Red House, Buster Hounshell of Wytheville, Ernie Reeves of Mt. Solon, and Sid Rogers of Winchester.

The technical directors of the association are Norm Vincel, VA-NC Select Sires, Rock Mount, Virginia; Bill Beal, Virginia Tech Dept. of Animal and Poultry Sciences. The educational advisor is Scott Greiner, Extension Animal Scientist at Virginia Tech.

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