06-14-17 CCA: 151st Year of State’s Leading Cattle Organization to be Led by Colorado Rancher and Local Beef Purveyor

CCA: 151st Year of State’s Leading Cattle Organization to be Led by Colorado Rancher and Local Beef Purveyor

Todd Inglee, Colorado rancher and owner of Ralston Valley Beef, takes the helm of the 150-year-old Colorado Cattlemen’s Association as its 112th president.  Inglee said of commitment to ranching, beef and CCA that, “We (beef cattle producers) care for the land, animals, and natural resources with which we have been entrusted. It’s our goal to improve the land, our local communities, and enrich the families we serve over our lifetime – helping them leave legacies that last generations.”
Inglee follows Tim Lehmann, outgoing CCA President, who hails from Powderhorn, Colorado.  Lehmann had a busy year with CCA, focusing on preparing the organization for its next 150 years, along with a changing and dynamic set of factors that are reformatting the beef industry.
Lehmann said of his experience as CCA President, “It was an honor to serve this association and the great men and women who comprise our industry.”  Lehmann went on to say, “without every beef producer’s passionate engagement in our business, we would not have an industry…I want to hear and see this engagement continue to live on in Colorado and CCA.”

CCA President, Todd Inglee, brings a unique perspective to the organization due to his diverse background throughout the beef industry.  Todd, his wife Kim and three children Luke, Grace and Daniel manage their family’s hay and stocker ranch in the foothills of the Front Range.  Todd is accustomed to the challenges of urbanization and brought that experience to the forefront when he and his family founded Ralston Valley Beef, a locally sourced beef company.

Early in Inglee’s professional career, he was employed by CCA.  Even then he thought about what it might be like to become a CCA board member and ultimately the president of the organization.  He had no idea this would happen on the 150th anniversary of CCA.  Inglee has also experienced other sectors of the industry from a vaccination development company to working for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, along with a major beef cattle marketing company.

“We understand what it takes to feed a family these days, the desire to provide the best food possible, and the importance of being responsible stewards of the land,” said Inglee of the beef industry.  “I am looking forward to serving the members of the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association as their president and working on issues of importance on behalf of all of Colorado’s beef industry.”

Colorado Cattlemen’s Association is the premier cattlemen’s association that serves as the principle voice and advocate for Colorado beef production by ensuring a dynamic and profitable industry that promotes growth and opportunity for future generations. Our commitment lies within these core competencies:  Government Affairs – Issue Management – Communication and Outreach – Member Services and Benefits.