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LMIC Honors Certified Angus Beef, LLC

LMICThe 2016 Don L. Good Impact Award was presented to Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB) at the second annual Department of Animal Sciences and Industry Family & Friends Reunion on October 7, 2016.

For the 10th year in a row, CAB LLC reported record sales of its Certified Angus Beef® brand. Founded in 1978, the brand is world renowned for its quality, flavor, tenderness and juiciness and is offered by the finest restaurants and retailers around the globe.

The award, presented by the Livestock and Meat Industry Council Inc. (LMIC), honors former department head Don Good and recognizes positive impact on the livestock and meat industry or agriculture.

“The Livestock and Meat Industry Council was excited to provide an opportunity for animal science alumni and friends to reconnect as well as celebrate the presentation of the Don L. Good Impact Award to Certified Angus Beef,” said Craig Good, LMIC president. 

“The reunion was well attended and was a big success in giving folks a chance to visit the university that they love and support. The LMIC was proud to recognize Certified Angus Beef and the Kansas State alumni who have had a significant part in the development and success of the program.”

Individuals recognized during the presentation included: Jerry Lipsey (’77 Ph.D. animal science), Mike May (Ph.D. ’75 food science), Mary Ferguson (B.S. ’83, M.S. ’85 animal science), Jim Riemann (B.S. ’66 agricultural education, M.S. ’73, animal science, Ph.D. ’74 food science), Steve Suther (B.S. ’76 agricultural journalism, M.S. journalism and mass communication), John Stika (B.S. ’93, M.S. ’98 animal science) and Bryce Schumann (B.S. ’83 animal science). 

Professor Emeritus Larry Corah was a K-State extension feedlot specialist for 25 years. Dozens more K-State graduates have worked for CAB as employees and interns.

Another highlight of the Family & Friends reunion was the performance by the K-State Marching Band. Following the performance, the band formed an aisle and played for the Wildcat Walk as Willie Wildcat and the kids led the other attendees into the Stanley Stout Center. 

It was a family affair with something for everyone, including the Junior Wildcat Barnyard, state fair qualifying pedal tractor pull, and toy giveaway.