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Iowa Cattlemen’s Association names new CEO

Bryan Whaley

EAGLE GROVE — Bryan Whaley, of Eagle Grove, has been named chief executive officer of the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association, effective Dec. 4

Whaley most recently worked as the director of field operations – north for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Before that, he was a regional extension education director for more than seven years. He has also worked with youth development in several roles with 4-H Youth Development through Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Upon completing his first college degree, he was a classroom educator.

Whaley holds a master’s degree in agriculture education from Iowa State University in Ames and a bachelor’s degree from Simpson College in Indianola.

The cattle industry is a part of Whaley’s daily life. He and his family own and operate Whaley Cattle in Eagle Grove, raising Maine Anjou and Maine Angus seedstock. He has also been involved in many organizations that support the beef cattle industry, including regular membership with ICA, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, and American Maine Anjou Association. Whaley is serving as the current president and board member of the Iowa Maine Anjou Association.

“I am honored to have been selected to serve the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association,” said Whaley. “I am excited for the opportunity to serve the members of the association, but also the entire cattle industry in Iowa, and support the efforts nationally to advocate for the policies set forth by our members.”

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