The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service is seeking candidates for the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board to succeed 39 members whose terms expire in March 2023. The nomination deadline is June 9, 2022.
Candidates are needed to succeed members in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin, Northwest Unit (Alaska, Hawaii and Washington), Southwest Unit (California and Nevada) and Import Unit.
The Cattleman’s Beef Board is authorized by the Beef Promotion and Research Act of 1985 and is made up of 101 members representing 34 separate states, four geographically grouped state units and one importer unit.
Beef producers in the United States who own cattle or any importers who import cattle or beef can be named. Producers and importers must be nominated by a certified producer organization and submit a completed application. The Secretary of Agriculture will select individuals from the submitted nominations.
A list of Certified Producer Organizations, the nomination form and information about the Cattlemen’s Beef Board can be found on the AMS Cattlemen’s Beef Board webpage and on the board’s website, https://www.beefboard.org /. For more information, contact Barbara Josselyn at (202) 713-6918 or Barbara.Josselyn@usda.gov.
Since 1966, Congress has authorized the development of industry-funded research and promotion councils to provide a framework for agricultural industries to pool resources and combine efforts to develop new markets, strengthen existing markets and conduct significant research and advocacy activities. AMS provides oversight to 22 boards, paid for by industry ratings, which helps ensure financial accountability and program integrity.
It is AMS policy that the diversity of boards, councils and committees it oversees should reflect the diversity of their industries in terms of member experience, production and distribution methods, marketing strategies and other distinctive factors, including but not limited to individuals from historically underserved communities, who will bring different perspectives and ideas to the table. Throughout the entire nomination process, the industry should conduct a broad awareness campaign, with particular attention to underserved communities, and take into account the diversity of the population served and the knowledge, skills and abilities of members to serve a diverse population.