Your state needs YOU! Apply today for a position on the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board.

(JUNE 1, 2021) The Beef Checkoff Program is currently recruiting 32 individuals to fill vacancies on the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board.

Vacancies for producer and importer member positions are available in Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Mid-Atlantic Unit (South Carolina and West Virginia), Northeast Unit (Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Vermont), and Southwest Unit (California and Nevada).

The deadline for nominations is June 6, 2021. Any beef producer in the United States who owns cattle or any importer that imports cattle or beef may be nominated. Producers and importers must be nominated by a USDA certified producer organization and submit a completed application. USDA will select appointees from the nominated producers and importers.

USCA strongly encourages its members in the above states to seek out and apply for these vacancies. The Beef Checkoff Program operates best when producers are active and engaged. To apply, simply follow these steps:

  1. Identify the eligible certified organization in your state. Producers must be nominated by one of these certified organizations. View that list HERE.  
  2. Complete the Advisory Committee or Research and Promotion Background Information form. Found HERE.  
  3. Sign the Nominee’s Agreement to Serve form. Download HERE. 
  4. Send complete package (background form, signed Conflict of Interest Statement, signed Agreement to Serve form) to your certified state organization with a note about your interest to serve on the Cattlemen’s Beef Board.
  5. Send us a note to let us know you are interested in applying! We’re happy to help where we can 

Interested in serving on USCA’s Checkoff Policy Committee? Drop us a note and let us know you’d like to be added to the USCA Checkoff Policy Committee.