Great Lakes Belted Galloway Association Board Member Election
we had to postpone the 2020 GLBGA field day we are voting on the 3
board positions by electronic ballot.The following 3 candidates have
been recommended by the GLBGA nominating committee.
John Hamm is a past GLBGA
board member, after a short retirement from the board, he is returning
to the serve on the board. John owns Wisconsin River Farm in Mauston, WI
which has 31 cows and heifers to calve this spring, 20 steers and
heifers in the feedlot and 2 mature bulls. John is also partner in
Wisconsin River Meats. The processing plant is over 8,500 square feet
and is equipped with the latest in meat processing technology. John has
hosted tours and given educational seminars on meat quality, marketing,
and processing. He has hosted 2 Belted Galloway carcass contests and
field days and the BGS national field day. John can be seen catering
Great Lakes events and donating delicious snacks for many other events.
With his girlfriend, Mary Allison, they live on a small farm near the
plant raising many other animals besides the Belted Galloway cattle.
John is a marine corp veteran and has 3 children, Jill, Ken and Kyle who
have all shown Belties and have helped in the business and the farm.
Scott Lohmann, a native to Sperry, Iowa, lives on the
same farm that he was born and raised on. Together with his wife and two
daughters, he operates a small crop and cow-calf operation, along with
their sheep and horses. Shortly after Scott married his wife, they
purchased their first two crossbred cows. In 2010, Scott and his family
purchased their first Belted Galloway bull and their herd has continued
to grow since. Scott enjoys taking his family to local and regional
Beltie shows and helping promote the breed in their community.
Ellen Sims, I am the owner of HC Sims Farms LLC.
My goal for joining the board of the GLBGA is to focus attention on the
marketing and promotion of this truly exceptional breed. Their value is
so much more than a pretty belt. I have focused on outstanding genetics,
and performance in the field and show ring. My herd consists of about
135 head in Kentucky and Pennsylvania. I grew up surrounded by cattle,
learning about them from my father. I want to build my herds to sustain
our family’s continuing interest in farming. We are in our 4th
generation now. If we protect these heritage genetics and creatively
market our herds, I believe profitability will help others to sustain
their family goals long term as well. My career was in teaching in a
middle school, then educational consulting, and then a retail antique
business. Throughout that time, I was involved with the farm. Upon
retirement, I returned to my dream and selected Belted Galloways as my
breed of choice. I have never looked back.
One vote per farm or family. Must be a current GLGBA member for 2020 to vote.
You have the following choices:
Name or Farm Name:
nothing, by not returning the ballot by July 20, 2020 deadline the
GLBGA board will consider it a vote in favor of the 3 candidates
recommended by the GLBGA nominating committee.
- Email your responses to Karen Kirschbaum, GLBGA Secretary, The Email message is formatted to enable a simple reply:
- Copy and print the information below and mail in your ballot to: GLBGA Election, 3931 Ridge Road, Kewaskum, WI 53040
Check the first box for all three or select up to 3 individual boxes If you adding a write in candidate.
3 recommended candidates
____ John Hamm
____ Scott Lohmann
____ Ellen Sims
____ Write in name of Current GLBGA Member: