A Voice for Cattle Producers
Building a sustainable future for the U.S. cattle industry.
USCA works tirelessly and strategically for only one policy priority: strengthening the bottom line of the U.S. cattle producer. From working towards fair and balanced trade agreements to reestablishing a country-of-origin labeling program to protecting the health of the domestic herd, everything we do is to make your everyday life easier and your profits stronger.
As a grassroots organization, we depend on producers like YOU to serve as leaders of our industry. We're focused on the future of the industry - not just tomorrow, but five, ten, fifteen years down the road - and we're based in Washington, D.C. to ensure our message is heard loud and clear by lawmakers. You have the best genetics, the best management program and the best marketing strategy - all you're missing is the best representation on Capitol Hill.
Region IV: Utah, Wyoming, and Colorado
Region V: Texas
Region VI: Montana and Idaho
Region VII: Nebraska & Iowa
Region VIII: Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma
Region IX: Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Alabama
Region X: North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota
Region XI: Florida and Georgia
Region XII: West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina
Region XIII: Kentucky, Indiana, and Michigan
James R. Smail
Region XIV: Ohio, Wisconsin and Illinois
Region XV: Pennsylvania, New York, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut New Jersey, Delaware and Rhode Island
Region XVI: Native American Reservations
Affiliate Director Seat New Mexico Cattle Growers Association
Chief Operating Officer
Kelly maintains the day-to-day operations of the Association to ensure its mission and objectives are reflected in all actions and work.
Executive Vice President
Lia is responsible for advancing USCA’s policy priorities in Washington, D.C. She also serves as the point-of-contact for all media requests.
Senior Policy Advisor
Jess advises the organization’s policy objectives and leads on strategic planning, outreach, and coordination with external partners.
Director of Membership Services
KP is responsible for the management and execution of membership services.
Mary Jo Foley Birrenkott
Director of Partnerships & Outreach
Mary Jo oversees the development and recruitment of new partnership opportunities.
Director of Financial Services
Kristen is responsible for the management of the organization’s finances.