Callahan Grund serves as the Executive Director for U.S. CattleTrace. Established in August 2018, CattleTrace Inc. was formally established as a private, not-for-profit corporation to securely maintain and manage the data collected as part of a voluntary, producer driven animal disease traceability initiative. In January 2020, the name U.S. CattleTrace Inc. was adopted to formally establish the multi-state initiative to advance disease traceability.
Grund previously worked in policy engagement, business development and animal disease traceability preparedness at the Kansas Department of Agriculture. Grund has also served as the Director of Producer Relations with Farm Strategy, LLC, an agricultural start-up business in the grains sector.
Originally from Sharon Springs, Kansas, Grund grew up on a registered Gelbvieh, Balancer and Angus seedstock cow-calf operation and is still highly involved today. He and his wife, Emily, also run a small cattle herd of their own near Wamego, Kansas.