The American Angus Association welcomes Austin Flynn of Porterville, CA, as the regional manager for Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah. Flynn joins the association with several years of experience in cattle management and production practices.
“I admire the Angus breed’s reputation as an industry leader and continuous push to help commercial cattleman improve their product by adding value to their calves.” Flynn said. “I look forward to traveling throughout the region to meet the members, learn about their diverse operations and help provide Association services.”
Flynn began his role in region 11 on June 13 and will soon hit the road attending Angus events. In the regional manager position, Flynn will work with breeders to promote Angus cattle, improve management practices, inform cattlemen and women about Association programs and services, and help locate Angus seedstock. He can also advise producers on marketing opportunities available through the Association, including advertising in the Angus Journal, Angus Beef Bulletin and other avenues.
“We are thrilled to add Austin to the regional manager team,” said David Gazda, director of field services. “His experience in the beef industry will allow him to be a great asset to the members and commercial cattlemen in his region.”
Flynn comes to the association from EZ Angus Ranch, where he served as the assistant manager, overseeing the cow/calf herd, breeding details and preparing the cattle and video marketing tools for sales. Prior to his position at EZ, he worked for both Basin Angus Ranch and Perry Show Cattle, where he gained relevant skills in seedstock production and customer relations.
Flynn graduated from University of California, Santa Barbara with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. He then went on to earn his master’s degree in animal science from Oklahoma State University.