Leslie Carmichael has exhibited at the Indiana State Fair for 58 consecutive years and has promoted Angus cattle almost all of his life at shows across the country. Les was a founding member of the Indiana Junior Angus Association in 1959 and has continually been active and supportive in the Indiana Angus Association throughout the years. He has served many decades on the board of directors and several committees. Currently, Les serves as the Constitution and By-laws Chairman and is the parliamentary expert for the association.
As a breeder, the cow herd has not been great in numbers but has impacted the herds in the southern part of Indiana through the private treaty sales and the CAF Cindy M450 cow family has genetics in over 15 herds. Les believes strongly in phenotype and on the farm performance testing of livestock. He is a big supporter of the Indiana Beef Evaluation Program tests. Off the farm, Les and Sandy have a concession trailer that utilizes CAB beef to promote the breed of cattle.
Les graduated from Purdue University in 1963 with a B.S. degree in Animal Science and a M.S. degree in Agronomy in 1971. He worked in Extension for a short time and is an advocate for judging and other youth livestock activities. He has served as an official and stock provider for many 4-H and high school judging contests. He has been a leader in the IBCA and received the Indiana Historic Angus Award in 2005.
Congratulations and thank you to Leslie Carmichael for your leadership and for being a dedicated cattleman and progressive Angus Breeder.