Standage Joins American Gelbvieh Association Staff

LINCOLN, NE – The American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) would like to welcome Barb Standage who began her role as office operations coordinator on March 23, 2020.

Standage is a native Nebraskan, residing close to her family’s farm near Eagle. The farm is a combined row crops and cow-calf operation with the original homestead remaining in the family. Barb and her husband, Doug, manage the commercial cow-calf operation as well as brome, prairie, and alfalfa hay crops. Barb’s brother focuses on the row crops (corn, soybeans, and wheat).

“I’m absolutely delighted to join the AGA and the people within the organization. I’ve long looked for the perfect position in animal agriculture and am excited to use all my skills along with learning more about the Gelbvieh breed, and the services the AGA offers its members,” said Standage.

With a career starting in the hospitality field, Standage focused mainly on accounting and then expanded into human resources, earning her Professional in Human Resources (PHR) designation. In her role as office operations coordinator, Standage will organize and process accounts payable and accounts receivable, assist members and AGA stakeholders on the AGA online registry, including data input and DNA test ordering, and assist the executive director in administrative tasks.

“Barb brings a wealth of experience in office administration and she will be a complementary fit to the skilled staff already in place at the AGA,” says Megan Slater, AGA executive director. “We are excited to have her join the team as we move forward serving Gelbvieh and Balancer® stakeholders in today’s modern beef industry.”

Barb is working out of the AGA office and can be reached by phone at 303-465-2333 or