Robbie LeValley becomes new Colorado Cattlemens Association president
Robbie LeValley of Hotchkiss, CO, became the 2010-2011 president of the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) on June 16 during the association’s annual convention in Pueblo, CO. LeValley was born in Worland, WY, and grew up on the family ranch north of Thermopolis, WY. She received her B.S. and M.S. in animal sciences from Colorado State University (CSU).
LeValley and her husband Mark reside at the LeValley Ranch in Hotchkiss, CO, where they are part of Colorado Homestead Meats. The business is comprised of six ranching families who have ranched in western Colorado for more than a century. She is also the CSU area livestock and range extension specialist for the Tri River area in west central Colorado.
LeValley has been a member of CCA for over two decades. She has served on CCA’s Federal Lands, Bureau of Land Management/ Forest Service, and Resource Stewardship committees. She was voted onto the CCA Board in 2001.
She spends her remaining time involved with the Society for Range Management, Colorado Woolgrowers Association, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Center for Holistic Management, and Club 20.
LeValley has received numerous awards throughout her lifetime. Most recently she was awarded Club 20’s Preston Walker Award. She has also been honored with the USDA Secretary of Agriculture National Superior Award.
Current members of the 2010-2011 Colorado Cattlemen’s Association Board include: President Robbie LeValley, Hotchkiss; President Elect David Mendenhall, Rocky Ford, CO; 1st Vice-President T. Wright Dickinson, Maybell, CO; 2nd Vice-President Gene Manuello, Sterling, CO; Treasurer Jean Stetson, Craig, CO; NE Quarter Reps Troy Marshall, Burlington, CO; Todd Inglee, Arvada, CO; NW Quarter Reps Jon Hill, Rangely, CO; Frank Daley, New Castle, CO; SW Quarter Reps Tim Lehmann, Powderhorn, CO; Roy Oliver, Alamosa, CO; SE Quarter Reps Steve Wooten, Kim,
CO; Bob Patterson, Kim; Immediate Past President Tim Canterbury, Howard, CO; Past President Paul Bernklau, Rifle, CO. — WLJ