Export Growth Committee

Purpose:

To set priorities for the Operating Committee and give direction to contractors to develop Export Market Development Authorization Requests in order to support an increase in demand for U.S. beef in exports markets.

Strategic Initiatives:
  • Adopt animal identification Traceability systems
  • Increase market access
  • Promote unique attributes of U.S. beef
  • Develop crises management plans

Twice a year, producer leaders meet in committees to review promotions and other projects that directly tie to their strategic initiatives based on the industry Long Range Plan.

Export Growth Committee Beef Board Members

Bartholomew, Tammy

Tammy Bartholomew

Drexel, Missouri

Brown, Richard

Rich Brown

Maryland, New York

Seth Denbow

Weatherford, Texas

Edwards, DJ

DJ Edwards

Hamilton, Kansas

Eschiliman, Jim

Jim Eschliman

Ericson, Nebraska

Grande, Lynda

Lynda Grande

Columbus, Montana

Jason Hitch

Guymon, Texas

Amelia Kent

Clinton, Louisiana

Means, Jackie

Jackie Means

Van Horn, Texas

Miller, Ryan

Ryan Miller

Bardstown, Kentucky

Perry, Philip

Philip Perry

Oskaloosa, Kansas

Petsch, Irv

Irv Petsch

Meriden, Wyoming

Pinheiro, Rocky

Rocky Pinheiro

Glenn, California

Price, Charlie

Charlie Price

Oakwood, Texas

Quam, Terry

Terry Quam

Lodi, Wisconsin

Rideout, Mary Jo

Mary Jo Rideout

Red Rock, Arizona

Slovek, Bill

William “Bill” Slovek

Philip, South Dakota

Sorbello, Fred

Fred Sorbello

Mullica Hill, New Jersey

James “Jimmy” Taylor

Cheyenne, Oklahoma

Zimmerman, Penny

Penny Zimmerman

Foley, Minnesota

Export Growth Committee Federation Members

Rosemary Anderson

Whitman, Nebraska

Janet Crow

West Plains, Missouri

Gary Deering

Sturgis, South Dakota

Robert Fountain, Jr.

Adrian, Georgia

Dan Harris

Holton, Kansas

Joe Johnson

Purvis, Mississippi

Bill Lickley

Jerome, Idaho

Sue Link

Elbert, Colorado

Douglas Maag

Vale, Oregon

Ryan Moorhouse

Hartley, Texas

Brett Morris

Ninnekah, Oklahoma

Liz Para

Othello, Washington

Gary Patton

Wooster, Arkansas

Clark Price

Hensler, North Dakota

Larry Reeves

Elba, Alabama

Jeff Rudolph

Gothenburg, Nebraska

Tracy Thomas

Kansas City, Kansas

Chloe Wilson

Sabinal, Texas

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