Board of Directors

The American Tarentaise Association is holding the 
Summer Meeting near Kansas City, Missouri.

July 16th & 17th, 2021
We recommend accommodations at the
Holiday Inn Express @ Oak Grove, Missouri
(Standard one king bed or 2 queen beds-$99.00 a night plus tax
Suites- $119.00 a night plus tax)
Holiday Inn Express
304 SE 4th Street
Oak Grove, MO 64075
Block of Rooms will be under ATA (American Tarentaise Association)
The nearest airport is Kansas City International Airport (MCI)
-approximately 45 minutes from the recommended hotel
If you are making reservations please let them know you are with the ATA.
We will be visiting Vice-President Melisa Bertz farm. Her and her husband, Harold, graciously  were willing to host this year's meeting. Melisa is a FFA advisor that has a heart for teaching our youth in the agricultural world, so she is setting up all kinds of youth activities. We hope every youth that can attend, but don't worry if you can not attend there will be a way you can still get involved even from your very own farm. We will be hosting the very first Online Tarentaise Show.
More details will follow in an email, a letter and online.

Agenda for the Summer Meeting

Friday July 16th

2:45pm  Meet at Holiday Inn Express- Oak Grove, MO
3:00-4:30pm  Tour of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers- Odessa, MO
5:30 Dinner at Tepoz Mexican Restaurant- 709 S. Broadway Suite A, Oak Grove, MO
7:30pm-9pm  Junior ATA Quiz Bowl and Skillathon Holiday Inn Express Large Meeting Room

Saturday July 17th

Breakfast at the Hotel
7:30-9:30am  ATA Board Meeting
10:00am-12:00pm Tour and Shopping  Kleinschmidt's Western Store- Higginsville, MO
12:00pm-2:00pm Lunch Arcadia Moon Winery, Higginsville, MO
     Guest Speaker:  Stephanie White- Welcome to our Farm Life Story- Children's Books
2:30-6:30 pm  Meadow Lane Farms- Home of Harold and Melisa Bertz, 6430 Moss Rd, Mayview, MO
Welcome- Farm History and cattle program
Judging of Purebred and Commercial Heifer Classes
Commercial Cattle on Display
Board Update
Junior Show and Contest Results
BBQ Dinner
Late Evening on your own.  There are several social venues in the neighborhood

2020 American Tarentaise Association Board of Directors

Tabitha Steinhage Baker
19943 Pike 229
Clarksville, Missouri 63336
Elected to the board 2021

Vice President
Melisa Bertz
6430 Moss Rd.
Mayview, MO 64071
(816) 661-1167
Elected to the board 2019

Jeff Honold
1424 Hwy 71 N.
Carroll, Iowa 51401
Elected to the board 2021
Andrew King
586 N 250 E
Shoshone, Idaho 
Elected to the board 2019


Hatch Smith Cummings 
PO Box 366
Llano, TX 78643
(646) 416-1774
Elected to the board 2019

Don Gittleson
Box 421
Walden, CO 80480
Elected to the board 2020

Mearl “Turk” Lords
4209 Montague Road
Fort Benton, MT 59442
(406) 899-3133
Elected to the board 2021

American Tarentaise Association Member Services

Office Manager
Associated Registry
Jeff Ebert
420A Lincoln St.
P.O. Box 231
Wamego, KS 66547
Newsletter Editor
“Tarentaise Talk”

Hall of Fame – American Tarentaise Association

Les Haight
Inducted in 2020
Doug Honold
Inducted in 2020
Maureen Mack Kullman
Inducted in 2018
Leonard Sheriff
Inducted in 2013
 Neil Zimmerman
Inducted in 2009
Dennis Puppe
Inducted in 2006
Gordon Fordyce
Inducted in 2005
Gary Klein
Dorothy Stout
Inducted in 2004
H.Q. ‘Doc’ Tucker
Inducted in 2003
Lyle Wandling
Inducted in 2002
Christ Klein
Ross Mitchell
Monroe Millions
Inducted in 2001
Jim Clark
Bill Huyser
Inducted in 2000
Doc & Connie Hatfield
Inducted in 1999
Klaas Veenland
Art Olson
Bob Riley
Inducted in 1998
Dr. Jerry Beste
Fay Bice
Jack Leeman
Floyd Tetrault
Dr. Ray Woodward
Inducted in 1997

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