Darla Aegerter has joined the American Simmental Association as the Youth Programs and ASF Foundation Manager. Aegerter’s main responsibilities will be to coordinate the AJSA Regional and National Classics, other assigned youth events, work closely with the AJSA Board, and become immersed with the American Simmental-Simbrah Foundation as liaison with the Foundation Board and supporting their fundraising activities. Aegerter has an extensive background in the purebred cattle business, including operating her own livestock photography business, managing livestock advertising sales, being the Nebraska State Fair Beef Superintendent, and assisting with special projects at the American Hereford Association and Hereford Youth Foundation.
Aegerter resides in Seward, Nebraska, with her husband, Jeff. They have a son, Kane, who is a sophomore at Oklahoma State University. Together they operate a small purebred cattle herd and market cattle in an annual production sale. The entire family has been very involved in youth cattle organizations, and Aegerter realizes the value in educating young people and providing great family experiences.
Aegerter looks forward to meeting and growing future relationships with everyone in the Simmental family. She especially embraces the challenge of working to further develop, grow, and strengthen both the outstanding AJSA program and enhancing the efforts of the American Simmental-Simbrah Foundation. Aegerter will assume her duties on February 4.