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Board members work to strengthen markets, promote beef

November 25, 2019

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USDA announced the appointment of 40 members to serve on the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board. Thirty-nine members will serve three-year terms and one appointee will serve the remaining one-year portion of a vacant position.

Newly appointed members:

  1. William Aubrey Blackmon, Houston, Ark.

  2. Jody Rogers, Yuma, Colo.

  3. Dwain Johnson, Archer, Fla.

  4. Trish Dowton, Ellis, Idaho

  5. Justin Rahn, Mount Carroll, Ill.

  6. Norman D. Voyles Jr., Martinsville, Ind.

  7. Ross Havens, Wiota, Iowa

  8. Jenni Peters, Bellevue, Iowa

  9. Byron Lehman, Newton, Kan.

  10. Amy Langvardt, Alta Vista, Kan.

  11. Shane Wiseman, Winchester, Ky.

  12. Jeri L. Hanson, Comfrey, Minn.

  13. Tammy Bartholomew, Archie, Mo.

  14. Bill McLaren, Pacific, Mo.

  15. Lynda Joyce Grande, Columbus, Mont.

  16. Torri Ortiz Lienemann, Princeton, Neb.

  17. Herbert B. Rhodes, Omaha, Neb.

  18. Rich Brown, Maryland, N.Y.

  19. Mary J. Graner, Huff, N.D.

  20. Kathryn Sautter, Tiro, Ohio

  21. Jean Lam, Pauls Valley, Okla.

  22. Jason Hitch, Guymon, Okla.

  23. Cheryl DeVuyst, Morrison, Okla. (1-year term)

  24. Katharine Jackson, Myrtle Creek, Ore.

  25. Diane M. Hoover, Lebanon, Pa.

  26. Cory Eich, Canova, S.D.

  27. Celeste D. Blackburn, Jefferson City, Tenn.

  28. Claudia Scott Wright, Richmond, Texas

  29. Seth A. Denbow, Weatherford, Texas

  30. Anne Ilse Anderson, Austin, Texas

  31. Debbie Gill, College Station, Texas

  32. Brian Malaer, Harwood, Texas

  33. William H. McDonald, Blacksburg, Va.

  34. Daphne R. Holterman, Watertown, Wis.

  35. Marty Stingley, Ellensburg, Wash., Northwest Unit

  36. Bill Lipscomb, Prattville, Ala., Southeast Unit

  37. Danny C. Bentley, Thomaston, Ga., Southeast Unit

  38. Mike Echeverria, Bakersfield, Calif., Southwest Unit

  39. Cathy Jauch, Plymouth, Calif., Southwest Unit

  40. Dana Ehrlich, Newton, Mass., Importer

More information about the board and a list of board members is available on the Agricultural Marketing Service Cattlemen's Beef Board web page.

Since 1966, Congress has authorized industry-funded research and promotion boards to provide a framework for agricultural industries to pool resources and combine efforts to develop new markets, strengthen existing markets and conduct important research and promotion activities. The Agricultural Marketing Service provides oversight to 21 boards.

Source: USDA Agricultural Marketing Service, which is solely responsible for the information provided and is wholly owned by the source. Informa Business Media and all its subsidiaries are not responsible for any of the content contained in this information asset. 

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