Duttlinger will be responsible for managing national shows, scholarship programs and leadership conferences. He will also serve as a vision-caster for the NJSA, advise the NJSA board of directors, and assist with strategic planning and fundraising for the organization.
“Alan brings an enormous amount of enthusiasm and NJSA experience with him to his new position,” NSR CEO Darrell Anderson says. “His education, experience and passion for both the young people and the swine industry will allow Alan to serve very successfully as he leads NJSA to the next chapter in its history.”
A former NJSA member, Duttlinger holds a bachelor’s degree in animal science from Purdue University, and is finalizing a master’s degree in swine nutrition from Kansas State University. He previously managed the Segregated Early Wean Research Nursery at Kansas State University, as well as has been involved with his family’s swine operation and assisted with the management of various hog shows across the nation.
Duttlinger begins his work with the NSR at the end of January, when he will travel to Perry, Ga., to attend the NJSA Southeast Regional Show.
“Michael brings to the position many years of experience in different facets of livestock production, and a real passion for the purebred swine industry,” NSR CEO Darrell Anderson says. “We are excited to have someone with his background and personality joining our team and representing the NSR and its members.”
Lackey obtained a master’s degree in animal science from Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas, and holds undergraduate degrees from Colorado State University and Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, Colo. His work experience includes serving as an Extension Agent specializing in 4-H and Youth Development with Colorado State University, as well as working as the Livestock Judging and Pavilion Coordinator at Northwest College in Powell, Wyo. There he maintained a highly competitive livestock judging program and managed the college’s farm and meats lab, as well as taught courses in animal science and meat science.
Lackey will start his work with the NSR at the end of January, when he will travel to Perry, Ga., to attend the NSR Winter Type Conference show and sale.