2018 Family of the Year

2018 WSA Family of the Year: Eugene & Ann Hassman, Wausaukee, WI

Eugene & Ann Hassman of Sweetheart Farm, located in Wausaukee, WI have been selected as the 2018 WI Simmental Association Family of the Year, along with their 6 sons and 15 grandchildren.   

Eugene & Ann started breeding Simmental cattle in 1989 and joined the Wisconsin Simmental Association a few years later.  The first Simmental sale Eugene participated in was held in Arlington, WI where he sold a 600U heifer.  Since then Eugene participated in many of the WSA sales and activities at various levels of participation.  In the early years, heifers were purchased through the sale that ultimately improved the genetics of their herd.  In recent years, they used the sale as a means of advertising their program by bringing quality genetics to the sale.  In 2017, Eugene & Ann made the tough decision to have a dispersal of their herd, selecting WSA to help them facilitate this through the WSA Midwest Fall Round-Up Sale which was successful and allowed their cattle to find new homes in Wisconsin and across many states in the US. 

Eugene served on the WSA Board of Directors from 2009 through 2015.  Ann has commonly helped with the sale meals- preparing cookies & bars, serving food to consignors & buyers, and helping with clean up after the sales. 

On behalf of the WSA Board of Directors, we would like to congratulate the Hassman Family.  It has been a pleasure working with this very dedicated couple.

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