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NPLC - National Pedigreed Livestock Council
Holstein Association (Retired), Secretary/Treasurer
NPLC & Akins & Associates, The Villages, FL
Holstein Association (Retired)
Contact Us: Zane Akins
They are Zane Akins, Missouri; ...
They are Zane Akins, Missouri; Bobby Duck, Tennessee-Martin; Robert Oehrtman, Ohio State; and Gerald Puppe, North Dakota State.
...Philip Josephson, Executive Director of the Fraternity, in announcing Zane's selection, said, "Zane Akins has been a vital leader in Alpha Gamma Rho.
...Zane Akins was born in Bethel, Kansas in 1940.He was president of his high school student body, a member and officer of his high school FFA chapter, lettered in basketball, track and music, and graduated salutatorian of his class during 1958 in Humansville, Missouri. Zane became a member of the Theta Chapter at the University of Missouri in 1959.He graduated with honors from the University of Missouri with a bachelor's of science degree in agriculture.During college he was a member of the Dairy Science Club, Agriculture Club, and a representative of the Missouri Student Branch of American Dairy Science Association.
Zane's chapter offices included Chaplain, Secretary and Noble Ruler.To date as an alumnus of Theta Chapter he
has facilitated planning for Theta's
new chapter house, solicited funds for a new chapter house, was featured speaker at Theta's
75th Anniversary Founder's Day, and has been a financial donor. At the national level Zane has served as Regional Vice President, Grand President, served on the National Board of Directors, conducted participative leadership workshops for advisers, facilitated the fraternity's Century Two Strategic Plan, facilitated many chapter strategic planning sessions, and assisted with many strategic decisions in the progress of this fraternity. Zane is currently a personal financial assistant, management consultant, and volunteer.He is also a real estate agent and investor.His
career since graduation has included being part of a dairy farming partnership in Missouri
, and an artificial insemination technician for NOBA, Inc.
, in Ohio.Between 1966 and 1990 he was employed by the Holstein Association of America; first as program director for the state of Wisconsin, raising through the ranks to Chief Executive Officer in 1978 at age 37.He
led the Association for 13 years to historic levels of program participation and worldwide recognition.He was the principle of Zane Akins and Associates; Chairman and CEO of Anitech Identifications Systems, Inc.; Regional Manager of Primerica Financial Services, Inc.; Vice President of Earthwide Systems, Inc.; partner of A&S Associates, LTD.; and president and chairman of National Integrated Technologies, Inc.Zane
is an AGR Brother of the Century award recipient, received the Chicago Alumni and Tri-State Breeders Man of the Year Awards, National Pedigreed Livestock Council Distinguished Service Honoree, Hall of Fame Inductee of his
High School and listed in several Who's Who Worldwide.Zane has been honored by many other associations and organizations, and served on many committees.He served on the Board of Directors of Vermont National Bank, a prominent financial institution throughout Vermont and surrounding areas.Zane
married Kay Cowen in August of 1963.
Registry Newsletter - 12/96 - Breeder's Forum Set New Technologies
Leading the way and keeping everyone traveling the same road was facilitator Zane Akins of Akins Associates.Mr. Akins is the former CEO of the Holstein Association.
Before delving into the matter at hand , Mr. Akins
made it a point to encourage the group to be creative thinkers , have open minds and to look beyond the way things are usually done in order to get a deeper look into each issue.Those points being made , the Forum was underway.
Superovulation , ova recovery , embryo transfer , freezing and storage , in vitro fertilization and other scientific advances that make it possible for a mare to produce more than one foal in a year , were the reason the meeting.A poll of audience members prior to the issues discussion revealed that expectations for the Forum included a better understanding of these developing technologies , how they may affect the Arabian market , the quality of the horse and the future of the breed as well as an exploratio n of how other registries have handled these technologies.Once these issues are explored , the group expected to then get a consensus of opinion , prioritize the issues that were to be defined and , finally , devise goals and parameters of what was discussed.
With this expansive question on the table , Mr. Akins
involved the Forum members in an in-depth conversation of those issues , challenging each person to keep an open mind and expand on their ideas.Issues ranging from genetic breed improvement , mare health , equalization between stallions and mares and many , many others were brought up.
By the conver sations end , over 40 potential issues were suggested.The group agreed that genetically the breed could be improved by allowing mares to produce more foals.If a free market works as it should , proven mares would have greater impact on the breed and she
a nd her
foals should increase in value.More culling would have to take place because of more selected breeding.
Heritage Club - Alpha Gamma Rho
Zane V. Akins
Alpha Gamma Rho - Beta Xi Chapter
Zane Akins, an AGR alumnus of the Theta Chapter at the University of Missouri, was the facilitator.Akins is a past Grand President of Alpha Gamma Rho and a past member of the AGR National Board of Directors.
A highlight of the weekend seminar was developing and instilling the Beta Xi Chapter's
vision for AGR
at Texas Tech.
...Brothers in attendance at the planning session were (standing, l-r): Zane Akins, facilitator and , alumnus; Greg Stenberg, ,, 142 alumnus; Bret Holloway, ,, 202 alumnus; Jeff Stenberg, ,, 121 alumnus; Travis Vollmer, ,, 263 undergraduate; Curry Murphy, ,, 259 undergraduate; Derek Racca, ,, 166 alumnus.