05-31-16 Inside the BARN with CO Farm Bureau’s NEW Vice President of Advocacy Shawn Martini…

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Shawn Martini -CFB VP of Advocacy

(BARN Media – Briggsdale, CO) May 31, 2016 – Joining the BARN on the Colorado Ag News Network to discuss issues facing Colorado’s ag industry is Shawn Martini, CFB’sNEW Vice President of Advocacy, discussing his new position and much more…



About: Chad Vorthmann – Executive Vice President

Chad Vorthmann was born and raised on a fourth generation row crop and cattle farm in southwest Iowa.  He attended the University of Nebraska, competed on the livestock judging team and studied journalism and diversified agriculture. After college, he worked as a beef nutrition specialist. Two years later, he joined the staff of the Nebraska Cattlemen’s Beef Association and was eventually hired to run the national Beef Quality Assurance program for NCBA.  Wanting to work more closely with grassroots members, Vorthmann went back to the state level, joining Colorado Farm Bureau in 2002 as the Director of Communications.  He was promoted to Vice President of Organization in 2007.  Chad’s wife Garin, works for Colorado Legislative Services, who provides contract advocacy services for Colorado Farm Bureau.  The couple has a daughter that was born in 2009.  Chad enjoys working out and hunting elk, deer and black bear on the families’ cattle ranch in Southwest Colorado.

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