Westminster, CO – The American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) is pleased to announce Kim Rounds has joined the AGA staff full time as data services specialist.
Rounds grew up on her family’s ranch in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada in Grass Valley, California, where they raise commercial cattle and she showed her own string of club calves. She previously served as the California representative on the National Beef Ambassador team, traveling around the country promoting beef with the American National CattleWomen.
Rounds graduated from Colorado State University (CSU) in May of 2015 with a degree in animal and equine sciences. During her time at CSU Kim was very involved with many aspects of CSU and the College of Agricultural Sciences. She served as the vice president of the Versatility Ranch Horse Team, teaching assistant for the Legends of Ranching Sale and training program, ag ambassador, chair on the board of student organization funding as well as co-chair for the event and promotions committee for the CSU Seedstock Merchandising Team.
“After serving as a beef ambassador, I knew that I wanted to be involved in a breed association or state beef association. Developing relationships with producers has always been something I look forward to and I am so happy that those relationships are a huge part of my job now,” Rounds said.
“The AGA has been building a staff team with beef industry focus and experience. Kim fits that criterion quite well. Kim’s cognitive approach to improving the membership experience will be very beneficial to the association and each AGA member. We are fortunate to find talent like Kim as a beneficial addition to the AGA team,” said Myron Edelman, AGA executive director.
As data services specialist, Kim will assist members with DNA orders as well as all aspects of the AGA Online Registry Service.
Rounds began her full time position on July 1, 2016 and can be reached at the AGA office at 303-465-2333 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.