Greg McCurry Kansas
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The Kanas Angus Association unanimously endorses Greg McCurry as a candidate for the American Angus Association Board of Directors.
McCurry was born in Anchorage, Alaska, where his father, Cecil McCurry, was stationed in the Army. He was raised in south central Kansas, where he grew up working for the family cattle operation as a third-generation Angus breeder.
His grandfather, Walter McCurry, purchased his first Angus cattle in 1928 from brother-in-law, Johnson Workman. Workman’s Angus herd started in 1913 with cattle from George Grant who imported the first Angus Cattle to Victoria, Kan.
McCurry and his wife, Pamela, moved to the original McCurry homeplace in Kansas, where they have lived for 44 years. They work alongside Brad, Geoff and Barry McCurry as partners in McCurry Bros. Angus.
The operation is a diversified ranching and farming outfit near Sedgwick, Kan. They manage 500 Angus cows in addition to farming corn, soybeans, wheat, alfalfa and cotton. McCurry Bros. markets 150 Angus bulls private treaty each year, and sells many females as well.
The ranch has hosted many sales, shows and events over the years because of their passion and dedication to the Angus breed. The 2012 National Angus Tour and Conference kicked off at their ranch, and the McCurrys were also the host family for the NJAS in Wichita, Kan., in 1993. Most recently the ranch was selected in 2019 as part of the 40-year anniversary of the CAB Brand the Barn campaign.
McCurry and Pam have two children, Jesse and Gina, and have been blessed with eight grandchildren. Jesse and Gina both graduated from Kansas State University and were involved in 4-H, FFA, the Kansas Junior Angus Association and the NJAA. As youth exhibitors, Jesse won the American Royal heifer show and Gina won a division at the NWSS.
As fourth-generation Angus families, both Jesse and Gina and their spouses are raising Angus cattle and teaching their children about the breed. The family’s fifth generation has now entered the Angus show scene with Jackson and Anna McCurry both competing in Grand Island, Neb., in the 2021 NJAS as well as many local and state Angus shows.
McCurry has served on many committees and boards including the Kansas Angus Association as past president, Kansas FSA Board of Directors as both a member and chairman, and Reins of Hope Riding Academy as chairman.
McCurry’s wife, parents and two brothers have been involved in the family’s dedication to the Angus breed as well. His parents, Cecil and Sandra, were inducted into the American Angus Association Heritage Foundation in 2015. Cecil served two terms on the Association Board of Directors, and Sandra was named Distinguished Woman of the Angus Auxiliary. Brad McCurry was selected as Herdsman of the Year in 2002 at the NWSS. All this is possible because Geoff keeps things running on the farm and ranch. Pam McCurry is the past president of the Kansas Angus Auxiliary and was Ways and Means Chairperson for many years.
McCurry and his wife were involved as community leaders for the Mt. Hope 4-H club and advisors for the Haven FFA.
With the support of his wife, McCurry has been asked to judge cattle in more than 40 states which has enabled them the opportunity to make lifelong friends with cattle breeders around the country.
Most recently he judged the owned heifers at the 2021 NJAS in Grand Island, Neb.
He has always remained focused on evaluating cow herds and calf crops to make breeding decisions on structure, phenotype and genomic information. As a passionate Angus cattle breeder, McCurry considers the maternal ability of the Angus cow and the breed’s ability to increase marbling. These pillars, along with the tools the Association can provide breeders, will continuously increase value in our products.
McCurry is extremely proud to be an Angus breeder and to be part of the greatest breed association in the world. He will keep the best interests of the membership at the top of the priority list, and would be honored to serve the organization that has given his family so much.