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Georgia's Smitty Lamb elected to American Angus Assc. Board

Posted on Nov 23, 2020 at 0:00 AM

Five new directors were elected to the 2020-2021 American Angus Association board of directors, including Smitty Lamb from Georgia, as well as a president and chairman, and a vice president and treasurer of the board, during the organization’s 137th Annual Convention of Delegates hosted in Kansas City, Missouri.

Directors can serve up to two, three-year terms on the board and, if elected, serve additional one-year terms in office as president and chairman and/or vice president and treasurer.

Smitty Lamb grew up on a small row crop farm in East Georgia where he discovered his passion for Angus cattle at an early age. He followed that drive to the University of Georgia (UGA) where he earned a bachelor’s degree in animal science and a master’s degree in meat and muscle biology. His career eventually led him to an opportunity in the cotton industry, but he always came home to Angus cattle. His family has owned and operated Ogeechee Angus Farm since 1997, and it has since become one of the most reliable sources for Angus genetics in the Southeast.

Since 2017, Ogeechee Angus Farm has marketed more than 100 bulls annually. Lamb has served in leadership roles with the Georgia Angus Association, as well as the chairman of the Southern National Angus Show committee and the co-committee chair of the 2009 National Junior Angus Show. The Lambs were honored as the Georgia Angus Association Member of the Year in 2017 for their service to the organization.

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