Beef producer Barbara Jacques of Shidler, Oklahoma, has been elected to serve on the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion & Research Board Executive Committee. The election took place in early February during CBB’s annual meeting in Nashville, Tennessee.
The Executive Committee operates under the direction of, and within the policies established by, the full Cattlemen’s Beef Board (CBB) and is responsible for carrying out Beef Board policies, conducting business between meetings of the full Board and making decisions necessary to administer the terms and provisions of the Act and Order that established CBB.
Jacques and her husband Dave run a cow-calf and stocker operation in Shidler. She is a 37-year member of the American National CattleWomen, the Oklahoma CattleWomen and the Osage County CattleWomen. She is a past president of the Oklahoma CattleWomen and the Osage County CattleWomen and was named the 2011 Oklahoma Cattlewoman of the Year. In 2011, she was selected to participate in the USDA Food, Land and People curriculum-writing workshop; she now serves on the Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom Advisory Board. This is her second term on the Beef Board.
The 100-member beef board is led by Chairman Brett Morris, Oklahoma; Vice Chairman Joan Ruskamp of Nebraska; and Secretary-Treasurer Chuck Coffey, also of Oklahoma. Immediate past chairman Anne Anderson, Texas, serves as an advisor to the executive committee.
All CBB members are volunteers, and those on the leadership committees are elected by fellow board members for a one-year term. Members of CBB include domestic beef, dairy and veal producers, as well as importers of cattle, beef and beef products.
For more information about the beef checkoff program, visit www.MyBeefCheckoff.com.