Get to Know Your Cattlemen’s Beef Board Members – Tammy Bartholomew
Cattle producer Tammy Bartholomew from Drexel, Missouri, teaches agriculture and serves as an FFA Advisor in Kansas. She held leadership positions in the Missouri Agricultural Education Teachers Assoc., where she served as president in 2002-2003. The University of Missouri recognized her with the Outstanding High School Animal Science Educator Award in 2012, and she was named the Missouri State Fair Woman in Agriculture in 2014. Tammy’s family has a small herd of registered Angus cattle, and the Bartholomews are members of the American Angus and Missouri Angus Associations. 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.