Wesley Tiemann, a native of Martinsburg, Mo., is the newest addition to the ASA Field Services staff. On Jan. 11, he assumed responsibility for states in the southern region of the U.S., primarily working in Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arkansas and Louisiana.

"We are really looking forward to Wesley starting," said Marty Ropp, ASA's Director of Field Services. "He brings a great attitude and enthusiasm to our team and is eager to take on the challenges and rewards that come with serving a membership organization."

Tiemann, will receive his bachelor's degree in animal science and a minor in business this May from Kansas State University. He has participated in livestock judging at both KSU and Fort Scott Community College, while also being an active member in the Block and Bridle Club.

The son of Trent Tiemann and Rhonda Blaue, Tiemann was very active in the purebred Hampshire swine business, 4-H and FFA while growing up.

Prior to joining the ASA staff, Tiemann spent much of the past six years working for operations in both the beef seedstock and commercial business in addition to pursuing his education.

The American Simmental Association is headquartered in Bozeman, Mont., and maintains the breed registries for the Simmental and Simbrah breeds of cattle. ASA has an active adult and junior membership of nearly 8,000.

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