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Producer Communications

Works to build producer understanding of the Beef Checkoff by communicating to beef producers and importers about the use of Checkoff dollars within these programs – promotion, research, consumer information, industry information and foreign marketing. The goal is to inform beef producers and importers about how their Checkoff dollars are utilized to drive demand for beef.

About the Producer Communications Program

Through the Producer Communications program, a small percentage of Beef Checkoff dollars are utilized to communicate to beef producers and importers about how their dollars are being used throughout the Beef Checkoff program. This includes the use of dollars in promotion, research consumer information, industry information and foreign marketing. Furthermore, the Producer Communications program relays how Checkoff dollars are allocated, shares results of investments, highlights program successes and builds understanding of Checkoff roles, responsibilities and processes.

Contractors With Projects Funded Under Producer Communications

Cattlemen’s Beef Board (CBB)

The CBB focuses on educating producers on why and how Beef Checkoff dollars are spent to increase beef demand. The goal is to build a strong, trusting partnership through listening, transparency and clear communication.

Fiscal Year 2023 initiatives include:
  • Grow the footprint of The Drive publishing platform to ensure messaging about Checkoff successes continues to reach as many producers as possible, including print and email newsletters, The Drive in Five video series, social media, websites, webinars and other outreach.
  • Partner with State Beef Councils to pilot a state-specific producer communications social media presence, coupling state and national content distribution.
  • Facilitate in-person visits to livestock auction markets to create a better understanding of Beef Checkoff workings and programs, and improve industry partner relationships.
  • Expand the public and media relations program to develop key leadership to speak on behalf of the Checkoff, Checkoff issues management, influencer communications and media relations.

2023 Funding: $1,850,000

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