The International Brangus® Breeders Association (IBBA) board election ballots are tallied. New directors will officially be inducted to serve on IBBA’s Board of Directors at IBBA’s Annual Meeting on Friday, March 2, in Houston, Texas.
The election was for open positions in areas four, six, seven and eight. The deadline for ballot submission was Dec. 31, 2017.
Area four’s election resulted in a tie vote between candidates Darrel Law and Davy Sneed. Therefore, as required by IBBA’s Bylaws in article III, section II, a run-off election must be completed. Run-off ballots will be mailed to members in area four, and they must be returned to Akin, Doherty, Klein and Feuge, PC, 8610 N New Braunfels, Ste. 101, San Antonio, TX 78217, before Feb. 15.
Darrel Law remains a candidate for the open area four position. He and his wife, Connie, along with their sons, Brad and Clint, own and operate Four L Farms located in Lafayette, Tennessee. The farm operation in North Central Tennessee and South Central Kentucky consists of commercial and registered Brangus and Ultrablack® cattle. Darrel’s career as an agricultural teacher and school director has been instrumental in establishing a good working relationship with people and organization committees. Law is a former IBBA board member, and he says he truly appreciates the opportunity to once again represent the membership in his area.
David “Davy” Sneed remains a candidate for the open area four position. Sneed is a fifth-generation cattle producer; he raises registered and commercial Brangus on his family’s Century Farm in McMinnville, Tennessee, with his wife, Wendy, and daughter, Riley Elizabeth. He was active in the Brangus breed in his youth in the Mid-South Junior Brangus Association, on its Board of Directors and the International Junior Brangus Breeders Association Board of Directors, holding officer positions in both. He has continued his love of the show ring by working with several 4-H and FFA youth in fitting and showmanship clinics over the years, as well as assisting youth with their projects. Today, Davy serves on boards and in leadership roles for many associations, including IBBA.
Greg Romans has been elected to represent the IBBA membership in area six. He and his wife, Sheryl, own and operate Romans Brangus, in Vale, Oregon. Romans raises alfalfa, wheat and corn, and he runs about 80 head of registered Brangus and Ultrablack cattle on the remaining pasture. He started his registered Brangus herd in 1986. Today, Romans markets 20-25 Brangus and Ultrablack Bulls every year in the West. He has served as a board member of the West Coast Brangus Breeders Association. Romans says he believes in and has a passion for Brangus cattle and supporting our youth. Romans, also, says he pledges to do his best to represent the membership.
Allen Goode has been elected to represent the IBBA membership in area seven. Goode serves many IBBA committees and initiatives, as well as the International Brangus Breeders Foundation Board of Directors. In addition to his involvement in IBBA, he serves the International Red BrangusTM Breeders Association as vice president of the board, and he has served on multiple committees and in multiple leadership roles. Allen says his operation, TRIO Cattle & Genetics, has grown to become synonymous throughout the Brangus world for the highest quality Red Brangus and Brangus seedstock. Allen says he appreciates the global reach of Brangus genetics and works to promote and bring the Brangus world closer together.
Doyle Miller has been re-elected to represent the IBBA membership in area eight. He is the managing partner of Miller Brangus, a registered and commercial Brangus breeding program located in Waynesboro, Tennessee. Miller Brangus, owned by E. D., Doyle, and Bert Miller, has been in the cattle business for 41 years and in the registered Brangus business for 34 years. Miller Brangus strives to breed a superior seedstock cow herd using proven stockman principles in combination with the technologies of artificial insemination, embryo transfer, and ultrasound technology. Doyle has served on numerous committees within the IBBA; this re-election will mark his second term on the board.