With a background in animal nutrition and cattle marketing, Terry Fankhauser brings an extensive background to his new position as director of membership with the Colorado Cattlemen's Association.

Fankhauser grew up in the Flint Hills of Kansas on a commercial cow-calf operation. He received his bachelor's degree in animal science, from Kansas State University. Fankhauser was the Kansas Bull Test manager and an Extension assistant for KSU, where he recruited new members, initiated bull test protocols and organized the Kansas Bull Test Sale. Having gained insight into the industry as a graduate research assistant, Fankhauser most recently worked as an independent nutritional and marketing consultant.

"He brings a wealth of experience in numerous areas," said Kent Lebsack, CCA executive vice president. "His experience in interacting with producer groups on a number of subjects will assist CCA when speaking to beef producers, regardless of their CCA membership status."

As the director of membership, Fankhauser will work directly with CCA-affiliated local cattlemen's associations to offer assistance to beef producers and increase membership. He and his wife now reside in Englewood. Fankhauser is finishing a master's degree in animal science through KSU, concentrating on ruminant nutrition and production.

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