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For a high-resolution photo of the winner, click here.

For more information contact:

Joe Cassady, executive director, Beef Improvement Federation, North Carolina State University; 919-513-0262; joe_cassady@ncsu.edu; www.BIFconference.com; www.beefimprovement.org

Weaber Honored for Continuing Service

BOZEMAN, Mont. (June 2, 2011) — The Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) honored Robert "Bob" Weaber with its Continuing Service Award during the organization’s 43rd annual meeting and research symposium in Bozeman, Mont., June 1-4. The award recognizes those who have made a significant contribution to the industry.

Weaber grew up on his family’s cattle and sheep ranch in southern Colorado. After graduating from high school, he attended Colorado State University (CSU) where he received his bachelor’s degree in animal science in 1993. He then continued on in CSU’s Beef Industry Leadership master’s program, graduating in 1995. During a portion of this time, he served as a legislative affairs intern in Washington, D.C., covering Congressional hearings on agriculture, appropriations, food safety and trade.

Subsequent to that he served as director of education and research for the American Gelbvieh Association and then as the interim director of performance programs for the American Simmental Association. 

In 2000, Weaber entered a doctoral program at Cornell University, graduating in 2004. Since then, he has been an assistant professor and state extension specialist in beef genetics at the University of Missouri-Columbia (MU). He has accepted and will begin a position with Kansas State University this fall.

Weaber has given more than 52 invited presentations at international, national, regional and state meetings and conferences. He has served on the BIF board of directors in many different roles since 2000; he has been the Central Region secretary since 2006, and he served as the leading organizer for the 2010 BIF annual meeting.

Weaber was announced as an award winner at an awards luncheon Thursday, June 2, in Bozeman.

For more information about the about this year’s symposium, including additional award winners and coverage of the meeting and tours, visit www.BIFconference.com. For more information about the BIF organization, visit www.beefimprovement.org.


Editor’s Note: This article is provided as a news release by the Beef Improvement Federation. For a high-resolution photo of the winner, additional award announcements and coverage of the meeting, visit the Awards page at www.BIFconference.com.

The Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) was formed more than 40 years ago as a means to standardize beef cattle performance programs and methodologies and to create greater awareness, acceptance and usage of these concepts of genetic improvement. BIF represents more than 40 state and national beef cattle associations. For more details about the BIF organization, contact Executive Director Joe Cassady at 919-513-0262.

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