Kim Brackett

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Kim Brackett

2024 NCBA Policy Division Chair

Kim Brackett and her husband, Ira, operate Brackett Ranches Limited Partnership, a cow-calf and stocker operation based in southern Idaho on the Idaho/Nevada border. The ranch participates in third-party verification programs to provide consumers with more information about how their food is raised. The primary goal of her operation is to produce superior quality calves, while also improving the range of health on the ranch.

Brackett has a long history of service in the cattle industry and has chaired the 2020-2025 Beef Industry Long Range Plan Task Force, served as president of the Idaho Cattle Association, chair of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board, chair of the Beef Quality Assurance Advisory Group, chair of the Beef Promotion Operating Committee, co-chair of the National Checkoff Working Group, and served on the Idaho Brand Board Working Group. Additionally, she has served on the boards of NCBA, U.S. Cattle Trace, Colorado State University’s AgNext Industry Innovation Group, and NCBA Governance Task Force. In 2018, Brackett was awarded an Eisenhower Fellowship which provided her the opportunity to study abroad and research sustainability issues affecting the cattle industry. 

With her proven leadership experience and passion for the industry, Brackett aims to never forget that she is only a temporary steward of their family’s ranch. Her children are the sixth generation of her husband’s family to manage the ranch, and she hopes to pass on an economically and environmentally viable operation for them to thrive.

"We truly feel the NCBA... a grassroots organization and there is power in numbers. Where else have you been part of a crowd of 6,000 people who salute the flag and say prayer before an annual conference?"

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