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Checkoff-Funded Masters of Beef Advocacy Program Reaches Major Milestones in 2019 - Monday, September 9, 2019

Program Reaches 15,000 Graduates by 10th Anniversary CENTENNIAL, CO (Sept. 9. 2019) -- Just 10 years after its inception, the Beef Checkoff-funded Masters of Beef Advocacy (MBA) program celebrated its 15,000th graduate in August. The program was created to equip and engage beef industry adv (full story)


The Value of Helping Hands - Tuesday, September 3, 2019

  By Laurie Munns, Chairman Federation of State Beef Councils Hansel Valley, Utah   Each of us benefits from assistance from others now and then. Perhaps a neighbor helps with harvest; maybe we get a ride into town to fix a flat tire or help getting our cows (full story)


Reflecting on My Year at the Helm of the Federation of State Beef Councils - Tuesday, February 12, 2019

How the Federation has Continued to Invest for Success By Dawn Caldwell For several reasons, no term better summarizes my term as the Federation of State Beef Councils chair than the word “invest.”  The web site dictionary.com defines the word to mean putting money to use (full story)


Generations Join in Celebrating The Beef Products They Raise - Sunday, July 1, 2018

By Dawn Caldwell Chair, Federation of State Beef Councils Edgar, Neb.   Among the most gratifying aspects of the cattle industry is its multi-generational nature. For instance, I grew up listening to my Grandpa’s stories of raising cattle and taking them to the stoc (full story)


Federation of State Beef Councils Steps Up to promote Beef To International Audience at World Meat Congress May 31 - Friday, May 11, 2018

U.S. Cattle Production Practices to be Highlighted at Event   CENTENNIAL, CO (May 11, 2018) – Already an international hit, beef will be in the global spotlight May 31 when the Federation of State Beef Councils helps sponsor a special dinner and appetizers for participants of the (full story)


New State Beef Council Leadership Attend April Checkoff Orientation - Thursday, May 3, 2018

Directors, Staff Get Background on National Program in Two-Day Session Near Denver   CENTENNIAL, CO (May 3, 2018) -- Sixty-two new state beef council board members and staff attended a State Beef Council Director Orientation at the NCBA offices near Denver April 25-26. The leaders beca (full story)


New Animated Program Illustrates Beef Checkoff System, Controls - Monday, January 1, 2018

Short Federation of State Beef Councils Program Helps Describe How the Checkoff Operates   CENTENNIAL, CO (Date) – A new 8-minute animated presentation from the Federation of State Beef Councils helps put the national beef checkoff in perspective, describing the structure, steps (full story)


Relaunch of National "Beef. It's What's For Dinner." Campaign Sparks State Extensions - Thursday, December 28, 2017

Effort Reaches More Than 20 Million Consumers in Three Months DENVER (Dec. 28, 2017) – A new generation of consumers is getting to know beef through the new beef checkoff-funded Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. campaign, launched in October. To celebrate the 25th anniversary (full story)


Audio with Chris Freland, Executive Director of the Iowa Beef Industry Council - Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Recently the Federation of State Beef Councils conducted its annual Partnerships in Action Conference near Denver, with representatives from 28 state beef councils helping kick off the 2018 Beef Checkoff national program of work, which began Oct. 1. One of the attendees was Chris Freland, executive (full story)


State Beef Council Staffs Come Together to Gain Checkoff Program Knowledge, Share Ideas - Thursday, October 26, 2017

Shalene McNeill, executive director of nutrition research for NCBA, a beef checkoff contractor, shares national 2018 beef checkoff plans with state beef council staffs at the October Partnerships in Action Conference. October Partnerships in Action Conference Sets Stage for 2018 Progr (full story)


An Organization's Response to a Vexing Cattle Market - Friday, July 7, 2017

  By Jerry Effertz, Chairman Federation of State Beef Councils Velva, North Dakota It hasn’t been smooth sailing for the beef cattle industry over the past year. For its part, the cattle market has certainly been aggravating. As a beef producer I know the limitations (full story)


Beef Checkoff, State Beef Councils Join Forces to Celebrate Beef Jerky Day June 12 - Monday, June 12, 2017

The Beef Checkoff Program has identified a novel way to help celebrate Beef Jerky Day June 12, with some powerful support from state beef councils. That day, state beef council staffs will deliver beef jerky bouquets created by the beef checkoff to news personalities at television outlets in many (full story)


Ibotta Mobile App Campaign a Huge Success for Beef Industry - Monday, May 15, 2017

Federation of State Beef Council Reserve Fund Investment Generates Multiple Benefits CENTENNIAL, COLO. (May 15, 2017) – Nationwide sales of fresh beef at retail got a boost earlier this year as the result of a beef industry partnership with the mobile rebates app Ibotta. The partnershi (full story)


Audio with Steve Hanson, Past Chairman - Monday, March 13, 2017

Audio with Steve Hanson, Past Chairman Federation of State Beef Councils Earlier this month Steve Hanson, a beef producer from Elsie, Nebraska, completed his one-year term as chairman of the Federation of State Beef Councils. Hanson says there have been many changes since he began volunteerin (full story)


Audio with Dawn Caldwell, Vice Chair - Monday, March 13, 2017

Audio with Dawn Caldwell, Vice Chair Federation of State Beef Councils Nebraska beef producer Dawn Caldwell was elected vice chair of the Federation of State Beef Councils at the Cattle Industry Convention in Nashville earlier this year. Caldwell says she is proud to join the leadership (full story)


Audio with Jerry Effertz, Chairman - Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Jerry Effertz, a cow-calf producer from Velva, North Dakota, was elected chairman of the Federation of State Beef Councils during the recent 2017 Cattle Industry Convention in Nashville, Tenn. Effertz says state beef councils and how they interact with national programs will be of key importance (full story)


Federation of State Beef Councils Reinforces Successful Ibotta Mobile Commerce Campaign - Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Federation of State Beef Councils Reinforces Successful Ibotta Mobile Commerce Campaign   Executive Committee Votes to Boost Reserve Fund Investment by $300,000   CENTENNIAL, COLO. (January 18, 2017) – A successful campaign to drive nationwide sales of fresh beef at retail (full story)


Federation of State Beef Councils Earmarks $940,000 for New International, National Beef Demand-Building Efforts - Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Federation of State Beef Councils Earmarks $940,000 for New International, National Beef Demand-Building Efforts Executive Committee Acts Quickly to Address Cattle Market Challenges on Beef Side   CENTENNIAL, COLO. (November 2, 2016) – Facing low cattle (full story)


Bloggers Increase Knowledge of, Interest in Beef Through State Beef Council Pasture to Plate Program - Tuesday, May 31, 2016

A recent “#BLOGMEETSBEEF” program highlighting the Pasture to Plate Experience, sponsored by four state beef councils and the Beef Checkoff Program, has helped increase knowledge of beef and beef production among 14 key food bloggers. The event was held April 26-27 in Columbus, Ohio (full story)


Audio with Steve Hanson, Federation Chairman - Thursday, March 3, 2016

Steve Hanson, a beef producer from Elsie, Neb., was elected chairman of the Federation of State Beef Councils at the recent 2016 Cattle Industry Convention in San Diego. In that role he will serve as vice chair of the Beef Promotion Operating Committee, a 20-person group of volunteer beef producers (full story)