The North American Limousin Foundation welcomes Corey Wilkins, Cullman, Ala., as the regional manager for the territory of the eastern United States and Canada. Wilkins will play a significant role in assisting NALF members and commercial producers in identifying herd goals, learning new programs and services, and growing their businesses.
As a regional manager, Wilkins will represent the Limousin breed at various cattle events, sales, shows and other activities throughout the region. Breeders are encouraged to use him as a resource on NALF programs and services or for help locating Limousin and Lim-Flex® seedstock. He can also advise producers on marketing opportunities available through NALF, including advertising in LIMOUSIN TODAY™ and NALF digital platforms.
Wilkens received his Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from Kansas State University. While there he was a member of the livestock judging team that was awarded team of the year. Prior to KSU he attended Seward County Community College, was on the judging team and served as Block & Bridle president.
Wilkins earned a Master of Science degree with a focus of study in stocker cattle nutrition and genetics from Mississippi State University. While attending MSU, he spoke at various cattlemen events, taught undergraduate cattle evaluation, and served as a co-organizer of the BCIA Bull Sale. He was also the assistant livestock judging coach.
Most recently he worked for Elanco Animal Health as a sales representative in the food and animal division to build customer relationships and share new product information to producers across the southeastern U.S.
“Corey’s broad experience in all facets of the beef industry will make him a valuable resource to our membership and organization. I encourage Limousin breeders to reach out to him and to learn more about the latest programs and services of the North American Limousin Foundation,” says Mark Anderson, NALF executive director.
Upon accepting the position Wilken’s stated, “I am excited for the opportunity that the Limousin breed has given me. l look forward to meeting breeders and members. I am blessed that you have given me the chance to get back to my true passion and look forward to working with the Limousin team and breeders.”
Corey and his wife Kallie reside in Cullman, Ala. He officially begins January 1, 2017, after which he may be reached at 256-590-2487 or Corey@NALF.org.