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Kentucky Cattlemen elect new leadership

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky cattlemen from across the state voted for new officers during their Annual Convention held virtually January 15. Chris Cooper, a cattleman from Madison County, was elected to serve as the president for 2021.

Cooper has been involved with the Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association for over 18 years as a member, county president, director, regional vice president, association chairman, vice president and most recently serving as President-elect. Cooper was also a graduate of the KCA Leadership Development Program and was Chair of Class VI. Chris and his wife Patty have a Sim-Angus cow/calf commercial operation in Madison County. He also currently serves as a loan officer for Central Kentucky Ag Credit in Richmond.  

Other officers include President-Elect, Cary King of Harrodsburg, KY; Vice President Andy Bishop of Cox’s Creek, KY; Secretary/Treasurer, Ken Adams of Upton, KY; and Past President, Steve Dunning of Hopkinsville, KY.

Others on the Executive Committee include KCA Program Chair Jeff Pettit, Sebree, KY; KBC Program Chair, Joe Lowe, Smith’s Grove, KY; and KBN Chairman, Cary King, Harrodsburg, KY.

Regional vice presidents from across the state were elected by their regions at the convention including: Bobby Bell, Region 1; Adam Maulden, Region 2; Allan Bryant, Region 3; Randy Warner, Region 4; and Phillip Reese, Region 5.

KCA is an organization representing the state’s livestock industry on legislative, regulatory and industry issues at both the state and federal levels. The KCA mission is to provide a strong, proactive voice for all of Kentucky’s Beef Farm Families, serve as a resource for information and education for producers, consumers and the industry and be a catalyst for enhancing producer sustainability. You can find additional information at www. kycattle.org.