Callahan Grund, Executive Director

Callahan Grund serves as the executive director for U.S. CattleTrace.


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, Kan., 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, KS.  

Kyler Langvardt, Program Manager

Kyler Langvardt has been named program director for U.S. CattleTrace. 
Langvardt is a recent graduate of the Kansas State University Agricultural Education and Communications graduate program. During his time at the university, he worked in communications positions with both the Kansas Farm Bureau and the Kansas Department of Agriculture to promote agriculture in the state.
Originally from Chapman, Kan., Langvardt was raised on a small cow-calf operation. His family owns and operates two livestock sale barns in central Kansas, where he continues to be involved with the business. 

Langvardt will focus his current work on communications and outreach of the organization.