Roger Brummett, cow-calf producer from Bedford, was recently elected chairman of the Iowa Beef Industry Council. Brummett will lead the IBIC, which is the group of cattle producers who oversee the $1 per head Beef Checkoff Program in Iowa.
Scott Heater of Wapello will serve as vice-chairman with Steve Rehder of Hawarden, as secretary. Daryl Strohbehn of Boone is the treasurer. Tom Shipley, cow-calf producer from Nodaway, was seated as a new director on the Iowa Beef Industry Council. Elected at the IBIC annual meeting in December, Shipley will serve a three-year term.
Other members serving on the IBIC Executive Committee are Bill Northey, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture; Wendy Wintersteen, Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University; and Joe Wright of Knoxville, representing the Iowa Livestock Market Association.
Nine cattle producers appointed to one-year terms include: Terri Carstensen, Odebolt; Dan Cook, New Providence; Scott McGregor, Nashua; Butch Neumeyer, Walker; Scott Niess, Osage; Phil Reemstma, DeWitt; Connie Richards, Tingley; Dan Schmitt, Waukon; and Helen Wiese, Manning.
The IBIC administers the Iowa portion of the national beef checkoff. The 2013-2014 Iowa budget will invest about $1.6 million in state and national beef promotion, research, consumer information, and industry information programs. In addition, Iowa forwards approximately $1.6 million to the Cattlemen's Beef Board for national beef promotion programs to market beef domestically and internationally. For more information, contact the Iowa Beef Industry Council, P.O. Box 451, Ames, IA 50010 or call 515-296-2305.
About the Iowa Beef Industry Council: The IBIC is funded by the $1-per-head beef checkoff. Checkoff dollars are invested in beef promotion, consumer information, research, industry information and foreign market development, all with the purpose of strengthening beef demand. For more information visit the IBIC website.