Alex Acheson Joins Hereford Association as N. Central Regional Field Representative 

The American Hereford Association (AHA) is pleased to welcome its newest team member, Alex Acheson, Elk Point, S.D., as the North Central region field representative for the AHA and the Hereford World. Acheson begins his post Sept. 16.

In this position, Acheson will attend Hereford sales and events as well as assist breeders with marketing and genetic selection. He will also contribute to educating members and commercial producers about the AHA programs and other beef industry opportunities.

Acheson’s previous experience includes a six-year stint as a livestock field representative for Lee Ag Media/Minnesota Farm Guide, Mandan, N.D. As a field representative he developed marketing plans, provided sale ring service and attended tours, conventions and events. Acheson also gained valuable experience as a management trainee at the JBS USA Five Rivers Cattle Feeding® Kuner feedyard, Kersey, Colo., and as a herdsman for Mill Creek Ranch, Alma, Kan.

“The American Hereford Association is pleased to announce the hiring of Alex Acheson as the new field representative for the states of Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota and central Canada,” says Joe Rickabaugh, AHA director of seedstock marketing. “Alex comes to AHA with six years of advertising sales and ring service experience working formerly with Lee Agri Marketing. He grew up raising Herefords in Kansas and has a deep commitment for the Hereford breed.”

Acheson graduated from Kansas State University in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in animal science and industry, production management. He also earned an associate degree in agriculture from Hutchinson Community College. Acheson was a member of the livestock judging team at both institutions.

Acheson currently is a member of the Kansas Hereford Association and the AHA.

“I am excited to join the AHA team, covering the North Central Territory to help promote Hereford genetics,” Acheson says. “Being a 5th generation Hereford breeder, I have a great appreciation for the history the Hereford breed has in the cattle industry as a breed backed by good cattle raised by great people. I look forward to meeting more breeders and working to continue to strengthen the Hereford influence in the cattle industry.”