Missouri Cattlemen's Leadership College - Class of 2020

(From Left to Right) Jeff Reed, Haleigh Ankrom, Brooke Mareth, Drew Busch, Koby Limbach, Josh Gilbert, Scynthia Schnake, Bailey Marriott and Austin Black

Learn more about these individuals below

Please Welcome The 

Missouri Cattlemen's Leadership College

Class of 2020!

Class of 2020

Jeff Reed

Jeff owns and operates his family's century farm in Williamsville, Missouri. Rolling Shoals Farm, Inc. is a cow/calf operation that also incorporates row crops, raising corn and soybeans.

Williamsville, MO

Sponsored by:

Rolling Shoals Farm, Inc.

Brooke Mareth

Brooke and her family own and operate a commercial cow/calf beef cattle operation in Lawrence County. In addition to the farm, she works a full-time job as a veterinary assistant at Willard Veterinary Hospital. Brooke spends her free time with her horses, Jewel and Bianca; reading and enjoying family time.

Mt. Vernon, MO

Sponsored by:

Southwest Missouri Cattlemen's Association

Austin Black

Austin Black resides near Butler, Mo with his wife Laura and daughter Hailey. They have a small commercial cow/calf herd and Austin owns Backroad Productions, a marketing agency specializing in photography and video production. He is a former MJCA board member and president, worked as an MCA intern in 2009, and now serves as Secretary/Reporter for his local county affiliate.

Butler, MO

Sponsored by:

Briarwood Angus Farm

Bates County Cattlemen's Association

West Central AgriService

Bergman's Blest Ranch

Koby Limbach

Koby Limbach owns and operates Limbach Farms in Henley, Missouri. He is a member of Cole County Cattlemen’s. Koby and his family manage a 150 head cow/calf operation.

Henley, MO

Sponsored by:

Limbach Farms

Scynthia Schnake

Scynthia and her husband, Dustin Schnake, own and operate a cow/calf operation in Lawrence County. They have two children, Blane and Samantha. Scynthia currently serves as the Vice President of the Southwest Missouri Cattlemen’s Association.

Stotts City, MO

Sponsored by:
Southwest Missouri Cattlemen's Association

Josh Gilbert

Josh lives in Oldfield, Missouri with his wife LeAnna, daughter Lauren, and son Paden. In town Josh works at the family business , Gilbert Industries, along with his parents and brother. At home Josh helps with the cattle operation, Gilbert Cattle Company, where they raise registered Angus and commercial cattle.

Oldfield, MO

Sponsored by:

Gilbert Cattle Company

Bailey Marriott

Bailey grew up on her family's cow/calf operation in Morgan County, then returned to the ranch after getting a bachelors degree in Animal Science from Northwest Missouri State University. She now runs a herd of fall cows with her brother, helps her parents with their spring calving herd and manages the family western store in Stover!  She is the president of the Morgan County Cattlemen's Association. Bailey says she is excited to be involved with the Missouri Cattlemen's Association to advocate for cattle producers and agriculture across Missouri! 

Versailles, MO

Sponsored by:

Rocking M Ranch

Stover Milling Co.


Citizens Farmers Bank

Curtis Oelrichs

Myron & Brenda Fischer

Windsor Livestock Auction

Morgan County Farm Bureau 

Haleigh Ankrom

Haleigh and her husband, Logan Ankrom, run a beef cow calf operation in Fair Play, MO. Alongside their farm they both work full time jobs for Farmers Market of Bolivar.

Fairplay, MO

Sponsored by:

Polk County Cattlemen's Association

Ankrom Farms

Drew Busch

Drew and his wife, Tasha along with their three daughters, Grace, Molly and Victoria run a registered Angus operation in Maries county. Busch Cattle Company hosts an annual sale and does private treaty business. Drew also owns and operates a feedstore on-site.

St. James, MO

Sponsored by:


Busch Cattle Company

Photography courtesy of: Austin Black - Backroad Productions

Session 1 - Part 1: 

County Leadership Conference

March 11 - 12, 2019

Columbia and Jefferson City, MO

Session 1 - Part 2: 

NCBA Legislative Conference

April 2 - 4, 2019

Washington, D.C.

Session 2: 

Beef Industry Tour

May 23 - 25, 2019

Kansas and Texas

Session 3: 

Agribusiness Tour

September 5 - 7, 2019


Session 4: 

Missouri Cattle Industry Convention and Trade Show

January 10 - 12, 2020

Columbia, MO

Missouri Cattlemen's Leadership College is fully funded thanks to Merck Animal Health and multiple student tuition sponsors!

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Contact Sydney Thummel at sydney@mocattle.com or 573-499-9162 ext. 231