Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Livestock Producers From 19 States Awarded First Certificates in Advanced Livestock Merchandising

Sixty livestock producers from across the United States and Canada were recognized on April 20, 2013, with the inaugural presentation of the “Certificate in Advanced Livestock Merchandising” through an educational program offered by Ranch House Designs, Inc.

The RHD Certificate in Livestock Merchandising is an educational program to identify professionals who have completed 20 hours of advanced training and hands-on activities in livestock marketing methods, livestock advertising and web design principles, ethics in livestock advertising, on-farm photography, show cattle photography and scenic ranch photography.

The following individuals were part of the first group of producers to earn the certificate:

Chelsey Ahrens, Lubbock, Texas
Rebecca Biley, Stillwater, Oklahoma
Emma Beget, Darlington, Wisconsin
Kim Blue, Wilkinsin, Indiana
Norma Jean Bounds, Axtell, Texas
Megan Bryant, Stillwater, Oklahoma
Jordan Buba, Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada
Michaela Buford, Houston, Texas
Micky Burch, Coon Rapids, Iowa
Dawn Butler, Berclair, Texas
Kristen Buyers, Paradise, Texas
Susan Calvo, Bassett, Nebraska
Kimberly Coudron, Monticello, Minnesota
Whitney Crossland, Dimmitt, Texas
Melissa Davis, Gallipolis, Ohio
Dusty Dawson, Knightstown, Indiana
Kalli Dawson, Woodville, Texas
Nanna Flesch, Shelby, Montana
Jake Gankofskie, Stillwater, Oklahoma
Kristen Gardner, Garrison, Texas
Katlyn Garrett, Colombia, Missouri
Chloe Geye, College Station, Texas
Haven Giglotti, Cedar Hill, Texas
Melissa Grimmell, Jarrettsville, Maryland
Michelle Grimmell, Jarrettsville, Maryland
Reba Hicks, Slocomb, Alabama
Kari Hudspeth, San Antonio, Texas
Macy Jennings, Sugarland, Texas
Ashlee Jensen, Ree Heights, South Dakota
Kelsey Jones, Lubbock, Texas
Ariel Keller, Houston, Texas
Jessica Kimbro, Paradise, Texas
Janet Kozoil, Okmulgee, Oklahoma
Shelie Laflin, Olsburg, Kansas
Brady Larson, Sharon Springs, Kansas
Amy Lehenbauer, Hannibal, Missouri
Luke Lewis, Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada
Karen Loudon, Creston, Iowa
Jenna Malsom, Rascoe, South Dakota
Julie Mask, Wharton, Texas
Casandra Matheson, Beeville, Texas
Lynsey Meharg, Council Hill, Oklahoma
Johnna Mikolajchak, Manvel, Texas
Tim Mikolajchak, Manvel, Texas
Amanda Murray, Milford, Illinois
Janice Muarry, Milford, Illinois
Stefanie Neuhaus, Lubbock, Texas
Tatum Noyce, Hereford, Texas
Elizabeth Oliver, Byron, Michigan
Danette Philpot, Ocala, Florida
Brooke Prather, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Robbie Sand, Alachua, Florida
Ryan Schroeder, San Antonio, Texas
Diane Snyder, Monmouth, Illinois
Shannon Sparks, Harlingen, Texas
Sam Sparks, Harlingen, Texas
Jaclyn Upperman, Platte City, Missouri
Alicia Wittkop, Topeka, Kansas
Ed Zweiacher, El Reno, Oklahoma

“These individuals have shown that they are committed to excellence in livestock merchandising,” says Rachel Cutrer, president of Ranch House Designs, Inc., and co-instructor of the educational program, “It’s a pleasure to work with individuals who have shown a sincere desire to improve their own marketing programs or their clients marketing programs to achieve success.”

The next opportunity to earn credits towards the Certificate in Advanced Livestock Merchandising will be held Sept. 21, 2013, at the RHD fall livestock marketing and photography workshop.

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