Ben Spitzer grew up in the cattle business and his family involvement goes back several generations to include both commercial cattle and registered cattle of several breeds. Spitzer attended Oklahoma State University (OSU) and majored in Animal Science with an animal production emphasis. 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, 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, Fairmount, GA beginning in July of 2007 and in June of 2010, 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. Recently, he founded Spitzer Agribusiness LLC and works with several ranches and other industry partners with marketing and management 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 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.