Joe Mushrush of Strong City, Kan., was elected president of the Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) at the National Red Angus Convention in Springfield, Mo., Sept. 16-17. Previously he served as a director for six years and on the executive committee for the past four years.
Mushrush and his family own and operate a diversified family ranching operation that exclusively uses Red Angus genetics. His industry involvement and understanding include registered and commercial cow-calf production, backgrounding, stocker and yearling grazing practices, replacement heifer development, and a fed cattle-finishing program where they sell customer buybacks directly to packers.
“Our family’s entire livelihood comes from and depends upon these endeavors using Red Angus cattle,” said Mushrush. “I will rely on this experience to help poise the Red Angus breed for greater acceptance and demand throughout the beef industry, thus enhancing profitability for our members.”
Mushrush, his wife Connie, and their children Daniel and wife Christine, Casey, Cole, Laura, Chris and Maddy, are involved in the ranch or in another aspect of agriculture. They have one granddaughter, Sadie.
Mushrush served as president of the county-wide school board for 6 years, as a 4-H club leader, on the fair board, and as a county director for the Kansas Livestock Association. Mushrush has also served as a director for the Kansas Red Angus Association (KRAA) and is a past president of the KRAA. He has also served on the Board of Directors for the Exchange National Bank for the past 20 years.