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Martin joins American Gelbvieh Association staff

Martin

The American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) would like to welcome Mary Bea Martin to the staff as Member Services Specialist.

Martin grew up in Georgia, where she participated in junior livestock activities. She and her family actively showed cattle, lambs, and hogs and she considers the pinnacle of her junior livestock experience to be exhibiting the 2003 Reserve Champion Steer at the National Western Stock Show.

Martin graduated from West Texas A&M University in 2006 where she was very active on campus with several student and community service organizations.

Martin brings several years of customer service experience to the AGA staff. After graduation, Martin worked for Scarborough Specialties, a promotional product company in Amarillo, Texas. She then returned to her home state to work as an outside sales representative for Godfrey's Feed in Madison, Georgia. In this position

Martin was very involved in the state's youth livestock program. After five years, she moved back to Texas and worked in the synthetic turf industry.

In addition, Martin was also a founding member of the Georgia Junior Livestock Foundation which raises money for junior livestock programs in the state. She is still an active board member for this organization. She has also served on the Georgia Cattlemen's convention committee.

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"I am very excited about returning to my livestock roots and to embark on this new venture with the American Gelbvieh Association," says Martin.

"Mary Bea combines an active livestock background with customer service and sales experience in the agriculture industry. She will put those skills to work assisting AGA members and customers in the programs and services the AGA provides," says Myron G. Edelman, executive director of the AGA.

Martin started with the AGA on Tuesday, January 19. She can be reached at the AGA office at 303-465-2333 or marybea@gelbvieh.org.

The American Gelbvieh Association is a progressive beef cattle breed association representing 1,000 members and approximately 40,000 cows assessed annually in a performance-oriented total herd reporting system.

–American Gelbvieh Association

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