My name is Ashley Simmons and I’m excited to join the NY Beef Producers as your Executive Secretary! I was born and raised in Warsaw, NY on a small beef farm that my parents still own and operate. My grandfather gifted a Limousin heifer to me at eight years old to take to the county fair and that’s when my love of cattle began. I continued to grow my herd until 2010 when I graduated high school and dispersed my herd to help pay for college.
I graduated from SUNY Cobleskill in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Business Management. After college, I moved back to Warsaw and began my career with Growmark FS in Gainesville where I’m the Assistant Location Manager.
Since then, I’ve earned a master’s degree in Business Administration and national recognition as a Certified Crop Advisor. Presently, I’m in the process of rebuilding my herd that began with the purchase of a Simmental heifer in 2014. I still reside in Warsaw, only about two miles from where I grew up. I am looking forward to meeting and working with you all!