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Iowa Beef Industry Council elects 2013 officers

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Scott Niess, cow-calf producer and cattle feeder from Osage, was elected chairman of the Iowa Beef Industry Council at the January board meeting. Niess will lead the group of cattle producers who oversee the Iowa beef checkoff program.

Roger Brummett, Bedford, will serve as vice-chairman with Scott Heater, Wapello, as secretary and Daryl Strohbehn, Boone, as treasurer. Steve Rehder, cow-calf producer and cattle feeder from Hawarden, was seated as a new director on the Iowa Beef Industry Council. Elected at the IBIC annual meeting in December, Rehder 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, Knoxville, representing the Iowa Livestock Market Association.

Seven cattle producers appointed to one-year terms include Dan Schmitt, Waukon; Tom Shipley, Nodaway; Dan Cook, New Providence; Terri Carstensen, Odebolt; Scott McGregor, Nashua; Elaine Utesch, Correctionville; and Helen Wiese, Manning. Retiring IBIC directors include Ed Greiman, Garner; Nancy Couser, Nevada; and Tom Hotz, Lone Tree.

The Iowa Beef Industry Council administers the Iowa portion of the national beef checkoff. The 2012-2013 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 National 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, 515-296-2305.

The Iowa Beef Industry Council 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 www.iabeef.org.

Date: 2/11/2013



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