Checkoff Decision Makers

Missouri Beef Council welcomes new directors to its producer board.

Beginning October 1, two new board members and one re-elected member will be involved in deciding where beef checkoff dollars will be spent in Missouri. The Missouri Beef Industry Council board members were chosen in recent elections to serve three-year terms on the council that is responsible for administering the $1-per-head beef checkoff on all cattle sold in the state.

In the northwest Missouri region one, producers chose John Redman from Amity. Elected as an at-large board member was Matt Reynolds, Huntsville. James Rickman, Stockton, was re-elected as representative for region four. Rickman currently serves as vice-chairman of the board. David Moore from Farmington will also be joining the board for a one-year term as past-president of the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association.

The first board meeting for the new members to participate is the October 16 meeting. MBIC Executive Director John Kleiboeker says elections will be held during the October meeting to determine new officers for the board.

Leaving the board in October will be current chair Andrew McCrea, Maysville; past-chairman David Dick, Sedalia; and Howard Hardecke, Bolivar.

MBIC board members include David “Blue” Geier of California, Jim Freeman of Salem, Jay Stahl of Lamar, Andy Cloud of Carthage, John Browning of Palmyra, Kevin Frankenbach of Hannibal, Pat Wood of LaMonte, Gerald Campbell of Licking, and Leon James of Hurdland.

The 13-member MBIC board of directors works in a coordinated effort with other states and the Cattlemen’s Beef Board on the national level to fund beef promotion and research efforts. For more information, visit www.mobeef.org.

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