2021 NCBA Policy Division Chair
Wyoming native Mark Eisele is the 2020 NCBA Policy Division Chair. Mark lives in Cheyenne, WY where his family runs 500-head of red and black angus cow-calf pairs, 400 retained yearlings that sell into branded programs, and a custom haying operation on the historic
King Ranch Company. Only five miles from Cheyenne's city limits, the ranch currently deals with municipalities, population growth, energy development and business park pressures.
The ranch is almost 25,000 acres of mostly private/deeded lands with about 10,000 acres of state and federal grazing land leases. The ranch produces and harvests alfalfa and native grass hay on 600 acres. The King Ranch was recognized in 2015 for the Leopold Conservation Award and Wyoming Stock Growers Environmental Stewardship Award.
Both his parents came from ranching families, but he built most of their livestock business from scratch starting with four cows and little equipment. He has experienced the difficulties of agriculture as both a young and capital challenged person. They survived and thrived through hard work, renting and leasing, and calculated risk management. He appreciates this to his very core to associate with neighbors and colleagues in this industry.
Mark has been heavily involved in the NCBA since 2009 when he sat on the board of directors before serving on the Animal Health and Wellbeing Committee for eight years. Since his start with NCBA, Mark has served many roles including serving on the Nominating Committee, Public Lands Council - Legislative Session, Environmental Stewardship Award Wyoming (Region V), and being a Political Action Committee (PAC) donor.
Mark has been married to his wife, Trudy, for 39 years, and has three adult children (Colton Eisele [wife: Miranda], Kendall Roberts [husband: James], and Kaycee Eisele). Together they enjoy working the family operation, as well as, outdoor recreation and hunting, volunteering for organizations, and cruising in their classic cars.