November 2-4, 2019
Reno-Sparks Convention Center
Reno, Nevada

Association Business

Candidate Forum

Saturday, November 3, 4:30 p.m.

The Candidate Forum will be held Saturday, Nov. 3 at 4:30 p.m. The forum is the prime time for delegates and Association members to listen to candidates vying for the Association’s Board of Directors. Each candidate will present for 10 minutes, followed by a Q&A session.

135th Annual Convention of Delegates

Monday, November 5, 10 a.m.

No Angus Convention is complete without the American Angus Association® annual business meeting. Delegates from across the U.S. will assemble to represent nearly 25,000 Association members during the Annual Convention of Delegates on Monday, Nov. 5.

List of Delegates for the 2018 Annual Convention of Delegates
Delegate Information

Board of Director Candidates

Members who have declared their intention to run for a position on the American Angus Association Board of Directors are featured below.

The delegates elect five directors, a president and chairman of the board, and a vice president and vice chairman of the board, as well as vote on any bylaws amendments that may be presented at the Association’s 135th Annual Convention of Delegates.

Jim Brinkley


Jim Brinkley and his family run a diversified farming operation near Milan, Mo. Since purchasing their first farm in 1984 and 60 head of Angus cows in 1995, Brinkley and his wife, Sherry, have grown Brinkley Angus Ranch to 400 Angus cows. They also farm more than 1,000 acres of corn and soybeans. Brinkley attended Missouri Auction School and has...

Tim Todd


Tim Todd and his wife, Kris, manage Green Mountain Angus Ranch in Ryegate, Mont. The Todd family established the Angus herd more than four decades ago near Spearfish, S.D., moving the operation to Ryegate as the herd expanded. Today, Green Mountain Angus Ranch markets more than 350 bulls a year through its fall production sale and a spring private treaty...

Mike McCravy


Mike McCravy and his wife, Christy, established MM Cattle Co. with 40 cows and a dream in 1999. Today’s operation consists of 165 registered-Angus females along with a commercial cow herd situated in west-central Georgia. During his time on the American Angus Association Board of Directors, McCravy has been a member of the Breed Improvement, Activities, and Finance and Planning...

Chuck Grove


Chuck Grove grew up on his family’s registered-Angus farm in Forest, Va. He was a Regional Manager for the American Angus Association serving Kentucky and Tennessee. During his 39-year tenure he also covered Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Delaware and Ohio. Grove and his wife, Ruth, reside on the family farm and run a 100-head Angus herd. During his first term...

James Coffey


James Coffey is a fifth-generation Angus breeder who was raised on the family’s cattle and tobacco farm, Branch View Angus, near Hustonville, Ky. Coffey has spent his life working along-side his father and grandfather helping with the cattle operation and previously the tobacco operation. While serving on the American Angus Association Board of Directors he has served as Angus Foundation...

Mick Varilek

South Dakota

Mick Varilek is a lifelong Angus breeder and rancher from Geddes, S.D. Varilek Angus consists of 500 registered Angus females, 4,000 acres of native pasture and 1,000 acres of grass hay, irrigated alfalfa and crop land. The ranch markets 175 registered Angus bulls and 30 registered females to commercial and seedstock producers each February. During his first term on the...

Steve Stratford


Steve Stratford is a fifth-generation farmer and rancher from Pratt, Kan. Raised on a diverse family farm including a stocker/feeder, commercial cow-calf and Grade A dairy operation, Stratford established Stratford Angus in 2014 with the purchase of eight heifers. Today, Stratford Angus markets 300 bulls a year through their annual production sale and private treaty. Stratford serves on the Pratt...

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Key Dates

Registration and Hotel Blocks Open
Monday, July 1st, 2019

National Angus Tour
Friday, November 1st, 2019