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Consumer Information

Helps enhance beef’s image by sharing nutritional data and other positive messages directly to consumers, as well as with media, food editors, dietitians, physicians, nutritionists, chefs and others who influence consumers’ food knowledge.

About the Consumer Information Program

The Consumer Information program area develops nutritional data and other information that will assist consumers and others in forming opinions and making decisions regarding the purchase, preparation and consumption of beef and beef products. This includes programs such as consumer education and information, communications with health professionals, food and nutrition communicators, retailers and food service professionals.

Contractors With Projects Funded Under Consumer Information Program

Meat Import Council of America (MICA) / Northeast Beef Promotion Initiative (NEBPI)

NEBPI, through Beef Checkoff contractor MICA, helps the Beef Checkoff build beef consumption in the Northeast metros through supply chain engagement, consumer outreach and work with regional nutrition influencers.

Fiscal Year 2022 initiatives include:
  • Coordinate and sponsor retail and foodservice events.
  • Position beef as the top protein choice among supply chain influencers within the Northeast region.
  • Expand the beef influencer network to include experts in food, health and culinary.
  • Utilize new media technologies and innovative communication tactics to deliver memorable messages directly to consumers regarding consumer trust and beef’s nutritional value.
  • Proactively leverage technology to deliver content centered on beef recipes and meal solutions, nutrition information, cut selection, preparation and storage to regional consumers to guide their purchasing decisions.

2022 Funding: $494,760


American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture (AFBFA)

AFBFA grows consumer trust in the beef industry by identifying opportunities to engage and educate students and education leaders.

Fiscal Year 2022 initiatives include:
  • Build the community of educational influencers and teachers using beef-science curriculum materials and professional development opportunities.
  • Establish mentorship relationships between teachers and industry scientists and experts.
  • Strengthen relationships with state beef councils to maximize the number of educators who are reached with the beef education program.
  • Support educators’ teaching efforts by promoting beef education resources, such as the beef production curriculum and On The Farm STEM program.

2022 Funding: $926,000


National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA)

NCBA increases consumer awareness of the Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. brand and positions beef as the number one protein.

Fiscal Year 2022 initiatives include:
  • Build relationships with key opinion leaders, food-focused culinarians and bloggers that consumers trust to execute influencer campaigns.
  • Identify and execute beef education opportunities that reach supply chain operators nationwide.
  • Place positive stories about how beef is raised, beef safety, quality, nutrition, sustainability and innovation in beef merchandising in top-tier national consumer publications.
  • Host at least three satellite media tours reaching 15 or more media markets each time.

2022 Funding: $6,234,020

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