Connee Quinn Receives BIF Continuing Service Award
Connie Quinn receives the Continuous Service Award from Richard McClung, 2003 BIF President.
Since receiving her Ph.D., Connee has been employed by Elanco Animal Health as a sales representative working in western South Dakota, northeastern Wyoming and the Nebraska Panhandle. On behalf of Elanco, Connee calls on cow-calf producers and feedlot operators in the area.
The Quinns have been recognized as the South Dakota Commercial Producers of the Year by the South Dakota Beef Improvement Council and were nominated for the BIF Commercial Producer of the Year in 1990. Connee received a prestigious award from the University of Nebraska for Outstanding Contributions to Agriculture in Western Nebraska also in 1990. In 1991 she was awarded one of the five "Prime Promoter" awards from the South Dakota Beef Industry Council for her outstanding educational efforts on behalf of ranchers and feedlot operators. Connee serves as chairman of the NCBAs IRM Calf Information Task Force. This task force has the charge to determine what information is important to the cow/calf producers customer and how that information can be most efficiently transferred. She also served on the NCBAs Industry Planning Group. She is currently involved is several Integrated Resource Management (IRM) committees at both the state and national level as well as serving on the IRM Advisory Board. Connee is immediate past-president of the Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) and served three years on the BIF board.
Connee has made numerous high-energy, challenging presentations to rancher, feedlot, veterinary and other beef industry groups. Her passion for the practical side of ranching and appreciation of the science of the beef business give Connee a unique credability that few can match. Connee Quinns tireless travels and efforts on behalf of the beef industry are truly commendable. Her continuing sevice on behalf of the beef industry is truly a labor of love.