Nicodemus joins American Hereford Association as field rep
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The American Hereford Association (AHA) and Hereford World (HW) are excited to announce Lander Nicodemus, Cheyenne, Wyo., has joined the Hereford team. Nicodemus will start Sept. 17 as the Western region field representative.
In this position, Nicodemus will attend Hereford sales and events as well as assist breeders with marketing and genetic selection. He will also assist in educating members and commercial producers about AHA programs and other beef industry opportunities.
He will serve as the communication link between the AHA and breeders in Montana, Colorado, Wyoming and western Canada.
“We are extremely pleased to be able to hire an experienced and talented individual like Lander as the Western region field representative,” says Joe Rickabaugh, AHA director of field management and seedstock marketing. “Lander brings to our team knowledge and experience in the marketing and feeding business. He will be an excellent addition to our field staff.”
Nicodemus graduated from the University of Wyoming with a bachelor’s degree in animal and veterinary sciences in 2008. Since then, he has been pursuing a master’s degree and working in the livestock industry.
Most recently he worked as a field rep for Torrington Livestock Markets in Torrington, Wyo. He’s also worked in the feedyard industry as the sales coordinator for Adams Land and Cattle Co. He’s a talented meat evaluator; winning accolades in college before serving as the University of Wyoming meat judging team coach for nearly three years.
“There’s no doubt the past few years have been an exciting time to be involved in the cattle business,” Lander says. “I’ve seen first hand the benefits of Hereford-influenced cattle. I’m proud to get to represent an iconic breed of America. Hereford cattle have so many advantages to offer the commercial cattleman as he meets the challenge of feeding the world beef.
“I look forward to serving the Hereford breeders in the Western region. Ben Brillhart did a great job representing the Association in this area for many years. I have big boots to fill.”
Lander will continue to reside in Cheyenne.
–American Hereford Association
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