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October 22, 2009   Email to Friend 

WHITLEY TO SERVE ON NATIONAL RED ANGUS BOARD
Darryal Ray
(334) 613-4187
October 22, 2009

Tim Whitley
HORTON, Ala. --  Tim Whitley, a member of the Alabama Farmers Federation's State Beef Committee and a past president of the Blount County Farmers Federation, has been elected to the board of the Red Angus Association of America.

Whitley, a fifth-generation farmer who has raised Red Angus cattle since 1965, will represent the RAAA's District 8 -- Southeast area.

"Our philosophy is to raise sound, maternal cattle that utilize the available forages to produce livestock that are functional in our local environment," said Whitley, whose century-old family farm is located in Horton.

The Whitley farm, which also includes son James Ray and his wife Natalie, also markets cattle through on-farm production sales, private treaty and consignment sales.

Whitley has been a junior and regular RAAA member for more than 38 years, and sits on Blount County Oneonta Agribusiness Center board of directors and serves as its treasurer.

He is also past president of the Southeastern Red Angus Association, regional vice president of Alabama Cattlemen's Association and served on the Alabama Beef Cattle Improvement Association board of directors.


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