Jaeger Named Director of Federation's Beef, Hay & Forage, Equine Divisions
By Darryal Ray
Nate Jaeger, a field representative for the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, was named director of the Alabama Farmers Federation's Beef, Hay & Forage and Equine Divisions on Feb. 2.
The 30-year-old Jaeger, who holds a bachelor's degree in animal science from Texas A&M University and a master's of agriculture in the beef industry leadership program at Colorado State University, joined the NCBA in 2008.
Originally from Colorado where his family is still involved in the purebred Limousin business, Jaeger represented the NCBA's Eastern Regions. His duties there included educating the membership about important national issues and policies and serving as a liaison between state affiliates and the national association.
"Nate's past experience dealing with important state and national industry issues and policies will serve our members well," said Jimmy Carlisle, director of the Federation's Commodity/Governmental Affairs Division. "He's an energetic young man who not only knows well the commodities he'll be representing but also the challenges faced by those particular industries."
"I am excited about joining the Farmers Federation because it will allow me to continue building relationships I have with many of the dedicated farmers and ranchers in Alabama," said Jaeger. "Those relationships will allow the Federation to provide the best service and policy development resources to our members."
Jaeger's grandfather helped found the Limousin breed, and imported some of the first Limousin bulls from France. He continues to market commercial bulls from the Lower Valley Limousin Ranch in Fruita, Colo. His mother's family operated the Clymer Rose Glen Dairy in Grand Junction, Colo., from 1921 until 1998.
He has previously worked with Laura's Lean Beef as director of cattle procurement in the Northeast and Southwest, and as a technical services associate for AgInfoLink. He is also past president of the North American Limousin Junior Association and a member of the National Block and Bridle Collegiate Livestock Leaders Institute Class of 2001.
Jaeger and his wife, Molly, have resided in the Birmingham area since July 2008 and are members of Faith Presbyterian Church.