AUBURN, Ala. – For more than 16 years, Michelle Elmore has dedicated her career to the betterment of the cattle industry and the Alabama Beef Cattle Improvement Association (BCIA). All those years of hard work paid off when the Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) presented Elmore a BIF Continuing Service Award.
This award is presented to those who have made major contributions to the BIF organization. This includes serving on the board of directors, speaking at BIF conventions, working on BIF guidelines and other behind-the-scenes activities.
Alabama Cooperative Extension System director Dr. Gary Lemme said Elmore has been vital in strengthening the beef cattle industry in Alabama.
“The Alabama BCIA assists cattlemen in improving their profitability through the delivery of research-based performance data from their herd. Michelle’s efforts to improve the profitability of BCIA members has strengthened the Alabama beef industry,” Lemme said. “All of ACES and I are proud of Michelle’s accomplishments and that the national BIF has recognized her excellence.”
Elmore’s involvement in the purebred and commercial cattle industry began early in her life. In 2001, she began her career with Alabama Extension as the Alabama BCIA coordinator and an Extension animal scientist. Because of her efforts, Alabama BCIA has remained a vital part of beef cattle production in Alabama.
Elmore has also been instrumental in teaching and stressing the importance of record keeping to cattle producers. She also assists producers in processing cattle records and consults with commercial producers through the BCIA commercial recordkeeping program. Elmore also organizes two bull sales and three BCIA Genetic Verified replacement heifer sales each year.
Elmore said she is committed to the ideals and purpose of the BIF and is honored to be recognized by them.
“Receiving a Continuing Service Award from the Beef Improvement Federation is a tremendous honor for me. Attending the BIF conference each year is an annual highpoint for me to be a part of the think tank,” said Elmore. “This award by the Beef Improvement Federation is a humbling and proud moment.
“Additionally, it is an honor to have the BIF see me as someone who is making an impact for the organization and for the beef industry.”
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