Wyoming Beef Council vacancies

Mar 8, 2013
by WLJ

Have you ever considered serving Wyoming’s beef industry by seeking appointment to the Wyoming Beef Council (WBC)? Now is your chance to apply to become a leader in the Wyoming beef industry.

The term for current WBC member Spencer Ellis, cattle feeder representative, expires June 30, 2013.

He has served two three-year terms and is not eligible for re-appointment. The term for current member Dianne Kirkbride, range cattle representative, also expires on June 30, 2012. Kirkbride has served one three-year term and is eligible for re-appointment.

These positions are open to any Wyoming feeder or range cattle producer.

WBC is a five-member board of beef producers, appointed by the governor to administer the Wyoming beef checkoff assessment according to the Beef Promotion Research Act and Order. The goal of beef checkoff-funded programs is to increase beef demand. WBC members implement the provisions of the federal order establishing the beef checkoff, determine a yearly marketing plan, and evaluate the effectiveness of statewide checkoff programs.

WBC consists of three producers of range cattle, one cattle feeder and one dairy representative. Members must reside in Wyoming and must own cattle.

Each member is governor-appointed and terms are three years long. Members can serve two consecutive three-year terms.

The application form can be obtained by calling or emailing Ann Wittmann, WBC Executive Director at 307/777-7396, ann.witt mann@wyo.gov. Applications should be returned to WBC by May 1, 2013. All applications and a cover letter authored by the WBC chairman will be sent to the governor’s office in early May for a July 1 appointment. — WLJ