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Angus Productions Inc.
Copyright © 2009
Angus Productions Inc.

Book Chronicles Life of a Legend

Biography released of beef industry legend Kenneth W. Monfort.

PHOENIX, Ariz. (Jan. 31, 2009) — A wide-ranging biography of beef industry pioneer Ken Monfort brings to life a story of one of the state’s most colorful individuals. Kenny’s Shoes: A Walk Through the Storied Life of the Remarkable Kenneth W. Monfort chronicles the life of an original, colorful and successful businessman. Written by freelance writer Walt Barnhart, a foreword to the book was provided by Hank Brown, former U.S. Senator from Colorado.


Monfort was a down-to-earth man who was able to connect with people at all levels. From his start on his father’s growing cattle feedlot near Greeley in 1950, he helped build a meat empire that eclipsed $1 billion a year in sales and made a mark on thousands of people. Monfort was known in his business for integrity and intelligence. He also served in the Colorado legislature and was a fixture in the Greeley community, often recognized for his unusual fashion sense and weekly columns in a local newspaper. Monfort died in 2001.


Barnhart worked for Monfort of Colorado in the late 1970s, and has established a career in freelance writing and communications consulting, mostly for the livestock and meat industry. He lives with his wife Chris in Littleton, Colo.


Kenny’s Shoes is published by Infinity Publishing for $19.95. It is available through www.bbotw.com, Amazon.com and the Web sites of leading booksellers, including Borders and Barnes & Noble. Personally signed copies of the book are available from the author at720-234-4181.


Editor’s Note: This article was provided as a news release by the author. For more information contact Walt Barnhart at 720-234-4181.