The California Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is please to welcome Maureen LaGrande to the staff as our associate director of communications.
Maureen grew up in the small town of Sites in Colusa County. Coming from a 5th generation farming family, she was immersed in the agriculture industry at a young age riding around the rice fields, almond orchards and small herd of cattle with her parents. These childhood experiences led her to find a passion for educating others about all the agriculture industry has to offer.
Maureen earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Communications from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in 2021 and Master of Agricultural Education in 2022. During her time at Cal Poly, Maureen was involved in the Young Cattlemen’s Association club (YCA) and served as the Cal Poly Bull Test Secretary where she kept records of all the bulls participating in the test. Maureen’s involvement in the YCA club led her to connect with other CCA members in the industry.
Maureen is responsible for CCA’s weekly Legislative Bulletin and producing the monthly newsletter Hot Irons. Additionally, Maureen assists in editing and contributing content for CCA’s magazine, California Cattleman. In her role as the associate director of communications, she also oversees the CCA Scholarship Program and Convention Internship program.
Seven Fun Facts About Maureen
Favorite cut of beef? Medium Rare Ribeye
Go to order at a coffee shop. Vanilla Latte
Favorite sports team? San Francisco Giants
Favorite season? Fall
Best book you’ve read. Hondo, by Louis Lamour
Something I don’t know about you that you want me to know. I’m left-handed and I love to cook!
Why are you excited to be working for the CCA? I am excited to be working for CCA, to tell the stories of members, producers and serve as an advocate for the beef industry. I am also excited to be in an office setting with coworkers who share a passion for the Association!