If you are interested in becoming a member of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board, you:
- Must be a Beef producer or importer who is engaged in the growing or importation of beef in the United States who owns, or who shares the ownership and risk of loss of, such beef.
- Must be nominated by a Certified Producer Organization or Certified Importer Organization and submit a completed application.
For the 2016 Board, there are vacancies for 33 producer member positions in: Arizona; Colorado; Iowa; Kansas; Louisiana; Michigan; Mid-Atlantic Unit (Maryland, West Virginia, and D.C.); Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Nebraska; New Mexico; North Carolina; Northeast Unit (Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Vermont); Oklahoma; South Dakota; Southeast Unit (Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina); Southwest Unit (California and Nevada); Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Wisconsin; Wyoming; and 3 Importer positions.
The Secretary of Agriculture selects appointees from beef producers and importers nominated by certified nominating organizations and members serve 3-year terms.
All eligible beef producers and importers are invited to seek nomination for a seat on the Board by the June 5, 2015, deadline.