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Committee Structure

Click on a committee name to learn more about the committee's responsibility. To review the agenda, minutes or a blog about each committee meeting, click the 'Check Blog' link at the end of each committee description. Finally, you can also learn more about the Beef Board members who serve on these committees clicking on their names.


The Beef Promotion Operating Committee is defined in the Beef Act as the body responsible for developing the annual budget, which must be approved by the full Beef Board and USDA, and for developing plans and programs in the areas of promotion, research, consumer information, industry information, foreign marketing and producer communications. The Operating Committee includes 10 producers elected by the Cattlemen’s Beef Board and 10 producers elected by the Federation of State Beef Councils. The Act and Order requires that the Operating Committee contract with national, non-profit, industry-governed organizations to implement checkoff programs.

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Administrative Committees oversee matters concerning administration of the Beef Promotion Research Act and Order. While the Executive Committee has the general responsibility of administering the terms and provisions of the Order on behalf of and under the direction of the Board, other administrative committees have specific roles, such as audit or evaluation of programs, and budget development.
CBB Executive Committee
CBB Audit Committee
CBB Budget Committee
Joint Industry Evaluation Committee
Joint Budget Advisory Committee


The Beef Board and the Federation shall form Joint Program Advisory Committees (with Subcommittees and Working Groups as needed) to review checkoff program work and make recommendations to the Operating Committee. They shall be formed in accordance with the strategies identified in the current Industry Long Range Plan and consumer demand drivers contained in the most current checkoff-funded, consumer beef demand driver research available.
Domestic Consumer Preference Committee
Convenience Subcommittee
Safety Subcommittee
Value Subcommittee
Nutrition & Health Subcommittee
Taste Subcommittee
Global Growth Committee
Beef's Image Committee
Freedom to Operate Committee


Market Research Working Group
Producer Communications Working Group

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