Any beef producer in Utah who owns cattle may be nominated. Producers must be nominated by a USDA certified producer organization and submit a completed application. USDA will select appointees from the nominated producers and importers.
Nomination forms and a list of certified producer organizations in each state or unit are available on the AMS Cattlemen’s Beef Board webpage at https://www.ams.usda.gov/rules-regulations/research-promotion/beef. The Beef Promotion and Research Act of 1985 is composed of 101 members representing 34 separate states, four units of geographically grouped states, and one importer unit. For more information, contact Kahl Sesker at (202) 253-8253 or Kahl.Sesker@usda.gov or the Utah Cattlemen’s Association at 801-355-5748.
Utah Beef Council Seeks At-Large Applicant for Board PositionIn addition to the USDA nominee, the Utah Beef Council is seeking applicants for one at-large council member. Applicants must be a Utah resident and an active cattle or dairy producer. All applications must be made on the Utah Board and Commissions website at https://boards.governor.utah.gov/s/. Search for the Utah Beef Council.
In addition to filling out the application, the applicant must submit two letters of recommendation from other cattle producers in the state. The Utah Beef Council is seeking to fill one vacant open seat on the council, which will be for a three-year term. The council meets at least quarterly, generally in Salt Lake City.
To inquire about serving on the council, contact Brent Tanner at the Utah Beef Council, 801-355-0063. The deadline for applying is October 1, 2021.