Ben Spitzer's passion for agriculture and the outdoors began at a young age. He works with farmers, ranchers, outdoorsmen and businesses that supply them products to tell their story and share their passion with others.
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Ben Spitzer grew up in the cattle business and his family involvement goes back several generations, including both commercial cattle and registered cattle of several breeds.
Spitzer attended Oklahoma State University (OSU) and majored in Animal Science with an emphasis in animal production. Upon graduation from OSU, he decided to continue his formal education at Colorado State University (CSU) and enrolled in the Integrated Resource Management Master’s Degree program in 2004.
Upon graduating from CSU in 2005, he accepted the position of Communications/Member Services Director with the Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) in Denton, TX
Ben served as General Manager for Salacoa Valley Farms near Fairmount, GA beginning in July of 2007. He was responsible for management and marketing the large seedstock genetics business to commercial cow-calf producers across the southeast United States.
In June of 2010, Ben accepted the position of Marketing Programs Director at the International Brangus Breeders Association (IBBA). In this position he oversaw IBBA’s Commercial Marketing Programs as well as advertising and promotion of the Brangus breed.
In August of 2013, Ben founded Spitzer Agribusiness LLC and works with several ranches and other industry partners with marketing and management consulting projects.
Ben was a founding member of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Young Producers Council (YPC) and served as the YPC delegate to the NCBA Membership Committee. He served as Chair of YPC in 2010 and in 2011 he served in an advisory role to YPC as Immediate Past Chair. He attended the NCBA Young Cattlemen’s Conference in the summer of 2012 and received the Excellence in Breed Affiliate Communications award from NCBA in February of 2013. He was also a member of the innagural class of The Excellence in Ag Leadership Program through the King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management in Kingsville, Texas.
He and his wife, Lauren, live in the north Fort Worth, TX area and are part owners of the Spitzer family ranching enterprise, Spitzer Ranch LLC, in Preston, KS. When he's not working, he enjoys history, ranching culture, fishing and being out of doors.