Get to Know Your Cattlemen’s Beef Board Members – Tammy Bartholomew
Cattle producer Tammy Bartholomew from Drexel, Missouri, is a retired Missouri and Kansas Agricultural Educator and FFA Advisor, where she taught a total of 36 years. Tammy owns New Journey Angus and New Journey Consulting LLC. She is a member of the Missouri and National Cattlemen’s Associations and the American and Missouri Angus Associations. She has completed her second term on the National Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board.
In the summer of 2021, Tammy became the Executive Director of the Show Me Youth Ag Academy. This academy operates through a 501c3 foundation to provide extended learning opportunities in beef production, financial management, sales and marketing. This ranch management instructional program engages students in the experiences of running an actual beef enterprise that includes a cow/calf operation on a 160-acre farm owned by the academy. Hear from Tammy on her thoughts on the Beef Checkoff. Watch Tammy’s video.
The Beef Checkoff program was established as part of the 1985 Farm Bill. The checkoff assesses $1 per head on the sale of live domestic and imported cattle, in addition to a comparable assessment on imported beef and beef products. States may retain up to 50 cents on the dollar and forward the other 50 cents per head to the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board, which administers the national checkoff program, subject to USDA approval.