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35 appointed to Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board

The board is authorized by the Beef Promotion and Research Act of 1985 and has 99 members.

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has appointed 35 members to the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board.  Producers and importers newly appointed to serve 3-year terms:

  1. Mary Jo Rideout, Red Rock, Ariz.
  2. Hugh Sanburg, Eckert, Colo.
  3. Stephanie Dykshorn, Ireton, Iowa
  4. David C. Bruene, Kelley, Iowa
  5. Randall W. Debler, Alma, Kan.
  6. DJ Edwards, Hamilton, Kan.
  7. Amelia Kent, Slaughter, La.
  8. Ken Blight, Albion, Mich.    
  9. Penny Zimmerman, Foley, Minn.
  10. Larry Jefcoat, SoSo, Miss.
  11. David B. Hutsell, Hartville, Mo.
  12. Bree A. DeNaeyer, Seneca, Neb.
  13. David W. Hamilton, Thedford, Neb.
  14. Robert Crabb Jr., Siler City, N.C.
  15. Bill King, Moriarty, N.M.
  16. Angie Meyer, Okarche, Okla.
  17. Vaughn Thorstenson, S.D.
  18. Eric Sumption, Frederick, S.D.
  19. Kristina Oldfield McKee, Lebanon, Tenn.
  20. Ernie A. Morales, Devine, Texas
  21. Bilynn Johnson, Happy, Texas
  22. Charlie Price, Oakwood, Texas
  23. Don Smith, Sulphur Springs, Texas
  24. Wallace Schulthess, Woodruff, Utah
  25. Bob Mitchell, Wauzeka, Wis.
  26. Terry Quam, Lodi, Wis.
  27. Irvin J. Petsch, Wyo.
  28. Jack Parent, Swanton, Vt., Northeast Unit
  29. C.W. Senn Jr., York, S.C., Southeast Unit
  30. Rocky Pinheiro, Glenn, Calif., Southwest Unit
  31. Melvin Medeiros, Laton, Calif., Southwest Unit
  32. Ruby L. Uhart, Wells, Nev., Southwest Unit
  33. Steven Hobbs, Larkspur, Colo., Importer
  34. Nicholas Brander, Wilmette, Ill., Importer
  35. Fred A. Sorbello, Mullica Hill, N.J., Importer

The board is authorized by the Beef Promotion and Research Act of 1985 and has 99 members, all of whom are beef producers or importers of cattle, beef or beef products. The board is authorized by the Beef Promotion and Research Act of 1985.

More information about the board and list of board members is available on the Agricultural Marketing Service Cattlemen's Beef Board web page. More information can also be found on the board’s website,

Since 1966, Congress has authorized the establishment of 22 industry-funded research and promotion boards.  They empower farmers and ranchers to leverage their own resources to develop new markets, strengthen existing markets, and conduct important research and promotion activities. USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Services provides oversight, paid for by industry assessments.

Source: USDA AMS

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