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ONE OF YOU: GETTING TO KNOW YOUR NEW CCA OFFICERS

by CCA Associate Director of Communications Maureen LaGrande

At the 106th CCA and CCW Annual Convention, two familiar faces were appointed to serve on the 2023-2024 CCA Officer Team. Elected by CCA membership, officers represent California’s ranching community and CCA’s members at meetings while working to create a more favorable environment for ranchers.

CCA Second Vice President Frank Imhof

For the last 27 years Frank Imhof has resided in Sunol. As a cattleman and farmer Frank runs cow/calf pairs in the Bay Area from Fremont to Pleasanton and grows wheat hay.

Frank has been involved in CCA for the last 27 years. He served as president for the Contra Costa–Alameda County Cattlemen’s Association and has also served as vice president. Outside of CCA, Frank has served on the Alameda County Board of Directors for 12 years, was the Alameda Planning Commissioner for 12 years, sits on the East County Board of Zoning and served as the Alameda County Fair Board President remaining on the board today. As a CCA officer Frank shares, that he would like to help the public better understand the beef industry and share information with them to gain an understanding of what it takes to get meat to their tables.

CCA Second Vice President Mike McCluskey

CCA’s Second Vice President Mike McCluskey was born in Sacramento and moved to Dixon at the age of two. Now residing in Red Bluff, Mike works full time at Tehama Angus Ranch where he has an array of jobs including working cattle and helping in the farming operations, consisting of walnut and almond orchards. He and his wife Kendra also have some acreage of prune trees and grow hay.

Mike has also been involved in the industry through running his recently sold cow herd and his work with Tehama Angus. He has also been a part of the Tehama County Cattlemen’s Association for the past 12 years and is the immediate past 2020-2021 Tehama Cattlemen’s Association President.

Outside of the industry, Mike sat on the Dixon Unified School District School Board for two years, was involved with the Dixon Lions Club, volunteered with Friends of the Fair in Dixon and has served as a 4-H leader.

As part of CCA’s leadership team, Mike is eager to be more involved in the process of trying to keep the beef industry alive and thriving with the ever-changing regulations ranchers face on a daily basis. He also looks forward to getting out and seeing how different cattlemen are running their operations and learning what they need and how CCA can work towards helping them.

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Since 1946, we’ve been striving to build a cowherd that produces with consistency and reliability. We know that in these demanding times it is going to be those key points that continue to drive demand for our customers’ cattle. The pressures on the national cowherd have been overwhelming and with economic pressure, we need these cattle to perform, reproduce, and grade consistently. That’s what we are all about.

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