Mission 

Representing ranching families who produce quality beef in a responsible manner.

Vision

The Arizona Cattle Growers' Association is the trusted source of information and advocacy for Arizona's beef producing families.

Core Values

  • Honorable: Trustworthy – you can believe what we say.
  • Venerable: Built on a culture and history that inform the present and shape the future.
  • Constructive: Decisions are science-based and outcome-focused.
  • Responsible: We protect our animals, environment and consumers.

About

The Arizona Cattle Growers' Association (ACGA) was founded over 100 years ago when a small group of concerned cattlemen took it upon themselves to help structure the future of the cattle industry in this great state. Their primary concern was that there be orderly, systematic laws protecting livestock and property. On January 4, 1904, these dedicated cattlemen organized the Arizona Cattle Growers' Association (ACGA).

More than 100 years later, protecting Arizona's livestock industry is still ACGA's number one commitment. Today, the ACGA has grown into a vital organization representing more than 2,000 beef cattle producers and industry leaders throughout the state.

The ACGA will promote the common interest and perform the common responsibilities of its members by:

  • Performing federal and state legislative activities consisting of proposing and reviewing legislation and lobbying for or against legislation as in the best interest of ACGA.
  • Performing public relations activities that will promote the image and heritage of the ranching and cattle industry, build positive relationships with key individuals, media, agencies, consumers, schools and others important to ranching and the cattle industry.
  • Initiate, enter into, defend or prepare a response to litigation in the collective good of the common interest and importance.
  • Consistently provide timely and accurate information to the membership that is of common interest and importance.
  • Provide opportunities for members to become educated on issues of importance.
  • Maintain a strong and informed membership base.
  • Build alliances with common interest groups.

Leadership

President
Jay Whetten, Willcox

1st Vice President
Billy Elkins, Snowflake

2nd Vice President
Clay Overson, Kingman

Treasurer
Richard Searle, Pearce

Member-At-Large
John Ladd, Bisbee

Member-At-Large
Emmett Sturgill, Kingman

Immediate Past President
P Andrew Groseta, Cottonwood


Board of directors

ACA Business Associate

Juliet Conant, Purina

Apache

Lance Knight

Arizona Strip

Vacant

Cochise

Fred Davis

Coconino

Tomas Wilson

Gila

Mike Hemovich

Graham

Jeff Homack

Greenlee

Crystal Noland

La Paz

Brian deGanahl

Maricopa

Trever Hall

Mohave

Jack Fuller

Navajo

Quinn Smith

Pima

Clay Parsons

Pinal

Catherine Mann

Santa Cruz

Dean Fish

UA Collegiate Livestock Growers' Association

Christian Frazier

Yavapai

Keith Cannon

Yuma

Vacant