The International Brangus® Breeders Association (IBBA) board election ballots are tallied, and the newly-elected directors were seated on March 2 at IBBA’s 2018 Annual Meeting.
Incumbent directors serving in 2018 are Chris Heptinstall, area one; Bill Davis, area two; Vern Suhn, area three; Mike Vorel, area five; Lee Alford, area seven; Danny Farris, area seven; Doyle Miller, area-eight elect; Steve Densmore, area nine; Troy Floyd, area ten; and Eddie Roberts, area 11.
Darrel Law, area-four elect; Greg Romans, area-six elect; and Allen Goode, area-seven elect, joined these incumbent members of the board officially at IBBA’s Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas.
Area four’s election was won by Darrel Law. 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 said he truly appreciates the opportunity to once again represent the membership in his area.
Greg Romans was 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 previously served as a board member of the West Coast Brangus Breeders Association. Romans said he believes in, and has a passion for, Brangus cattle and supporting our youth. Romans, also, said he pledges to do his best to represent the membership.
Allen Goode was 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 said his operation, TRIO Cattle & Genetics, has grown to become synonymous throughout the Brangus world for the highest quality Red Brangus and Brangus seedstock. Allen said he appreciates the global reach of Brangus genetics and works to promote and bring the Brangus world closer together.
Doyle Miller was 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. He also serves as the board’s president this year.