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Fundraising drive underway for Simmental-Simbrah Foundation

The American Simmental-Simbrah Foundation board has launched a fundraising drive titled "Brand Yourself in Simmental History." The opportunity offers the ability to be included in the American Simmental Association's (ASA) newly-built office building and landscaping. Several levels of sponsorship exist offering different recognition from naming the conference room, to hanging your ranch brand in the building.

The first level of support offers two price levels: History Area Brand. Walk into the main foyer of the building and turning left, the history area of the ASA office looks out at the beautiful Montana scenery.  This main attraction is a perfect place to have a ranch or personal name branded into a piece of weathered barn wood from the "old" office building. Two price levels exist at $5,000 and $1,000 options.

The most intriguing option is the opportunity to name the conference room, offered via a bid-off style.  Bidders can visit simmental.org/foundation to bid for their opportunity to name or dedicate the ASA's conference and board meeting room. The first bid starts at $20,000, but the highest bidder gets their opportunity to leave a mark.

For anyone looking for an outdoor theme, 22 donors can adopt a tree. Twenty-two trees line the driveway and entrance of the office building and will boast the name of their choice for $2,500. Three prime location trees exist at the front door of the building for $5,000. Adopting a tree is offered on a first-come, first-serve basis, so those interested are encouraged to donate early.

All donations for the Foundation can be designated to one of three Foundation segments: youth, education or science. Donations can also be specified for a specific event or project. Any person or business interested in "Branding Themselves into Simmental History" is encouraged to contact an American Simmental-Simbrah Foundation board member, found at www.simmental.org/foundation. Any questions about the fundraising drive can be directed to Director of Youth, Emily Lochner at elochner@simmgene.com.

Founded in 1968, the American Simmental Association (ASA) is headquartered in Bozeman, Montana.  ASA is committed to leveraging technology, education and collaboration to accelerate genetic profitability for the beef industry. In keeping with its commitment, ASA, along with its partners, formed International Genetic Solutions - the world's largest genetic evaluation of beef cattle.