Kevin Ochsner, host
Kevin was born and raised on an irrigated farm and registered cattle operation in Fort Collins, Colorado. He attended Colorado State University and graduated with a Bachelors degree in Agribusiness. During his undergraduate studies, Kevin was a member of the CSU livestock judging team earning high individual honors at the National Intercollegiate Livestock Judging contest and was actively involved in FFA, serving as a National FFA Officer in 1987-88. In 1997, Kevin earned his Masters in Management from the Krannert School of Business at Purdue University.
Today, Kevin, his wife Julie and their three children, Caitlyn, Ashlyn and Collin make their home in the small agricultural community of Kersey, Colorado, 60 miles northeast of Denver. Their operation consists of 130 head of registered Limousin and Lim-Flex cows together with irrigated corn, alfalfa and grass hay along the South Platte River. In addition to marketing bulls to commercial cow/calf operations, they also own and operate Ochsner Tenderlean Beef, a small branded beef company that markets beef directly to consumers along the Front Range of Colorado. Kevin also works as a business consultant and professional speaker for ABG, Inc. an Indianapolis-based agribusiness consulting/training firm. In this capacity, he provides strategic planning, marketing consulting, and sales training services to some of the countries largest animal health, crop protection, seed, feed and farm machinery companies.