ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — The American Angus Association® welcomes Quanah Gardiner of Ashland, Kansas, as the regional manager for the northwest region of the United States. As a fifth-generation Angus breeder, Gardiner brings industry knowledge and experience to his newly assigned territory.
“I am eager to learn how to best assist Angus producers in the western U.S. and help them achieve their goals,” said Gardiner. “Beef production in the west may slightly differ from the production environment in the Midwest, however the goal across all production sectors is the same — producing the very best Angus beef in a sustainable environment.”
In the regional manager position, Gardiner will work with breeders in the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Hawaii to promote Angus cattle, improve management practices, inform producers about Association programs and services, and help locate Angus seedstock. He can also advise producers on marketing opportunities available through the Association, including advertising in the Angus Journal, Angus Beef Bulletin and other avenues.
“The regional manager position combines three things I enjoy most — working with cattle, working with people, and most importantly, the opportunity to serve others,” said Gardiner.
David Gazda, Association director of field services, says he’s thrilled to have Gardiner as a part of the Angus regional manager team. “Quanah has a unique combination of seedstock experience and the ability to connect with commercial cattlemen that makes him a great fit.”
Gardiner graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor’s degree in secondary education. After completing a year as a rural high school teacher and athletics coach, he desired to return to his passion of the cattle industry.
As a longtime member of the Angus family, Gardiner’s experience began on his family’s seedstock operation, Gardiner Angus Ranch. Growing up, he participated in several National Junior Angus Shows and learned firsthand the responsibilities and value of the regional manager position.
Contact Gardiner at 620-635-0294.
–Briley Richard, Angus Communications