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Landers promoted to director of field services

Experienced fieldman will lead Angus regional manager team

The American Angus Association® recently named Levi Landers as director of field services. Landers will lead the Angus regional manager team, the largest field staff of any beef breed association in the United States.

“Levi’s entire professional career has been serving cattlemen in the field,” says Mark McCully, chief executive officer for the Association. “He understands the needs of both Angus breeders and their customers. Levi is highly respected for his knowledge, humility and straightforward approach.”

Landers has served the cattle industry for nearly 20 years. Since 2019, he has been the Association regional manager for the states of Nebraska and Colorado. Prior to that, Landers was a field manager for the American Hereford Association and began his career with the Western Ag Reporter.

“I look forward to working with the experienced Angus regional managers team helping our Association members,” Landers says. “There’s nothing we like more than visiting about good cattle and seeing our breeders succeed.”

Landers replaces veteran regional manager, David Gazda, who has worked for the Association for 35 years, seven as director of field services.

Gazda has chosen to step back solely into the regional manager role for Region 2 of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina, but will remain as an advisor to the field staff of the Association. This change will allow Gazda to travel less, but still remain as a valuable resource.

“We couldn’t be more grateful for the experience David brings to the regional manager team and the entire organization,” McCully says. “His knowledge of the seedstock business has been invaluable as the Association has grown and evolved over the years.”

Landers will assume his role on May 1. He and his wife, Jessica, and their family will be relocating to Saint Joseph, MO, in the coming months. A position for a new regional manager in Nebraska and Colorado has been posted on

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