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MARKETING Day Presenters

Stan Bevers is a Professor and Extension Economist for the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Rolling Plains District headquartered in Vernon, Texas. His current programming includes ranch management and analysis, agricultural business plan development and agricultural marketing. Prior to coming to Texas A&M University, he served as vocational agriculture instructor for the Carmen-Dacoma High School in Carmen, Oklahoma for five years. In 1982, he received his BS in Agricultural Education from Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma, and his MS in Agricultural Economics in 1989, from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. In 2000, Secretary of Agriculture, Dan Glickman, recognized him for an Extension risk management program developed. In 1998, he received the Distinguished Extension Program Group Award from the American Agricultural Economics Association. In 1997, he earned the Accredited Farm Manager (AFM) designation from the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.

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Dennis Braden is the General Manager of Swenson Land and Cattle Co. in Stamford, Texas. His current duties are providing oversight of cow-calf operations, horse production, wheat production and wheat cattle grazing, summer stocker grazing, hunting program, oil and gas production, wind energy, pature remediation program, land expansion, and the marketing of the SMS brand. Dennis has over 22 years experience in managing ranches and is a member of TSCRA, Texas Cattle Growers, Kansas Cattlemen's, and was the founding member of NMCG Foundation. Dennis was the NM Beef Council chairman, Colorado Cattlemen's Wild Life Committee Head, NCBA's Ag-Policy Committee member, NMCGA Board Member, part of the Advisory Council for CSU and NMSU Extension Service, a US Meat Export Federation Board Member, and member of the BLM Resource Advisory Council.

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Jack Blandford was born and raised in a farming and ranching operation in Deming, New Mexico. In 1999, he graduated from World Wide College of Auctioneering in Mason City, Iowa. Jack is a graduate of Deming High School and earned his BS in Agriculture and MA in Agriculture and Extension Education, from New Mexico State University. Through high school and college Jack worked full time as an auctioneer, selling everything from livestock to automobiles and anything in between. He worked at three weekly cattle auctions and on weekends sold other types of sales. He has worked at livestock sale barns in Prescott and Willcox, Arizona and in Deming, New Mexico. Jack taught Agriculture Science in Clint, Texas for three years, and then took a job with NMSU Cooperative Extension Service in Luna County in 2008, as the Luna County Agriculture/4-H Extension Agent. Jack enjoys working with Agriculture producers and the youth of New Mexico.

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Sage Faulkner manages Soaring Eagle Ranch with her husband, Shane, in Chama, New Mexico. Born and raised in New Mexico, Sage has her MS from New Mexico State University in Agricultural Economics. A founding member of Sweet Grass Co-op, along with six other ranches, they are selling wholesale beef to a local grocery chain and plowing into new territory for local beef sales. Sage and Shane have three young children and a passle of good cow dogs.

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