President of cattlemen’s association awarded for recruiting

Janie VanWinkle

Janie VanWinkle, a Grand Valley rancher who serves as president of the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association, earned additional recognition for her efforts to recruit others to join the group.

VanWinkle won the 2020 recruiter contest with 12 individual members.

The award was among those presented at the group’s mid-winter conference.

VanWinkle emphasized in her presidential update at the conference the importance of engagement with trade associations, those outside the agricultural industry and consumers. “Now is the time to ensure that our collective voices are heard,” she said. “Many new challenges and opportunities have arisen in the past year. But by telling our collective beef industry stories and engaging with others, Colorado producers will be well-equipped to propel our industry forward in the upcoming year.”

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