The Cattle Business Weekly newspaper recently announced its Top 10 Industry Leaders under the age of 40 for its annual magazine. All of those awarded live in, or have ties to the Great Plains region. It’s an impressive lineup of people who have taken on roles in the agricultural industry to help provide a future for the next generation of farmers and ranchers.

The Top 10 are:

Steve and Lindsay Williams of Columbus, Montana – Current operators of Midland Bull Test an operation known for helping set the bar for seedstock characteristics and traits

Kindra Gordon, Sturgis, S.D – A freelance journalist who has committed her career to educating and informing today’s agricultural producers.

Kristyn Harms, Firth, NE – An AgEd Instructor that is broadening the horizons of her students through hands on learning.

Jess Peterson, Washington, DC – A native of Montana, Jess is now in Washington D.C. as a legislative watchdog for the agricultural industry.

Will MacDonald, Bismarck, ND – Is a fourth generation North Dakota rancher who has dedicated himself to improving cattle genetics through the use of technology.

Seth Weishaar, Belle Fourche, SD – Has auctioneered thousands of livestock sales in the region helping to promote family operations and their livelihood.

Tim Larson, Sidney, MT – Has a great eye for cattle and is the member manager for Prewitt & Co., a Sidney, Mont.-based feedlot and order buying company.

Troy and Stacy Hadrick, Vale, SD – Created Advocates for Agriculture five years ago to help tell the agriculture’s true story.

Ryan Fieldgrove, Buffalo, WY – Is a both a banker and a rancher. He is a leader in land stewardship efforts and his own ranching background provides his clients knowledge and understanding.

Kevin Larson, Aberdeen, SD – Is the owner of two livestock auction facilities in northeast South Dakota. In addition to being quality sale facilities, Larson and staff believe in supporting local agricultural youth.

Complete profiles of these individuals are available here.