About NALF

NALF is governed by a 15 member board of directors. Five directors are elected at each annual meeting of the members for a 3-year term. The annual meeting is held during the Limousin activities of the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado.

Meet the Board

2016 NALF Board of Directors

2016 NALF Board of Directors

President Bret Begert
Allison, TX, 806-334-7940

Vice President Dexter Edwards
Beulaville, NC, 910-298-3012

Secretary Jim Bob Hendrickson
Adair, OK, 918-521-9031

Dennis Alt
Shawnee, KS, 913-558-7966

Dr. Mark Barker
Oklahoma City, OK, 405-520-5846

Greg Blaydes
Midway, KY, 859-338-9402

Joey Freund
Elizabeth, CO, 303-475-6062

Gary Gates
Absarokee, MT, 406-328-4393

Treasurer, Gary Fuchs
Cameron, TX, 254-482-0611

At-Large, Austin Hager
Karlsruhe, ND, 701-626-2345

Ex-Officio, Chad Settje
Creston, NE, 402-910-5504

Bob Mitchell, Past President
Wauzeka, WI, 608-553-0971

Chris Milam
Olmstead, KY, 270-847-0634

Warren Symens
Amherst, SD, 605-237-2127

Fred Wacker
Miles City, MT, 406-232-4527

Curt Wieczorek
Mount Vernon, SD, 605-227-4601

Board Meeting Highlights

The NALF Board of Directors holds three regular meetings during the year, typically in January, April, and August. They also meet via conference calls as needed throughout the year.

Next meeting:  Sunday, January 8, 2017
National Western Stock Show, Denver, CO

Previous meeting:  August 7-8,2016
Englewood, CO


Nominations & Elections

NALF By-Laws Article III, Number 10. Nominating Process

A. All prospective candidates must express their interest to the Nominating Committee by August 15 each year, and if the committee does not slate those interested persons, supporters then may add their candidates’ names to the ballot via the at-large nomination process. (effective beginning with the 2010-2011 election cycle)

B. To qualify as a member-at-large, the candidate must have at least 15 qualifying signatures from lifetime, founder or active annual members on either the petition style form available on the NALF web site or 15 individual qualifying letters of support from lifetime, founder or active annual members, or a combination thereof to be received in the NALF office no later than October 15th.

Nomination and Election Forms

All three forms require signature and NALF member number for validation.



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