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Stakeholder Engagement Committee


Engage beef community stakeholders in programs that enhance understanding of the beef checkoff and advance the beef industry.


  • Measure, document, improve and communicate the net climate and environmental impact of beef production
  • Align and collaborate with traditional and non-traditional partners to tell the positive story of beef cattle production
  • Expand BQA program to include verification
  • Develop production/processing/marketing systems that result in more equitable margin distribution
  • Explore business models and risk management tools that result in more sustainable producer profit opportunities
  • Attract innovation and intellectual capital and cultivate the next generation of talent into the beef industry
  • Increase industry funds for beef marketing, promotion and research
  • Encourage the cooperation and collaboration of existing industry advisory committees to identify and prioritize research efforts
  • Educate producers, lawmakers and industry stakeholders on the benefits and impact of the Beef Checkoff

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

Stakeholder Engagement Committee Beef Board Members

Steve Springer headshot


Steve Springer

Linden, Wisconsin

Tammy Bartholomew headshot

Tammy Bartholomew

Drexel, Missouri

Monte Bordner headshot

Monte Bordner

Sturgis, Michigan

Katharine Bruce headshot

Katharine Bruce

Myrtle Creek, Oregon

Katie Cooper headshot

Katie Cooper

Willow Creek, Montana

Debbie Gill headshot

Debbie Gill

Chico, Texas

Connie Hass headshot

Connie Hass

Trinidad, Colorado

Steve Hobbs headshot

Steve Hobbs

Great Falls, Montana

Daniel Kniffen headshot

Daniel Kniffen

Spring Mills, Pennsylvania

Jean Lam headshot

Jean Lam

Pauls Valley, Oklahoma

Boe Lopez headshot

Boe Lopez

Springer, New Mexico

Brian Malaer headshot

Brian Malaer

Harwood, Texas

Kristina Oldfield McKee headshot

Kristina Oldfield McKee

Lebanon, Tennessee

Kristin McQueary headshot

Kristin McQueary

Elko, Nevada

Philip Perry headshot

Philip Perry

Oskaloosa, Kansas

VeaBea Thomas headshot

VeaBea Thomas

Harrold, South Dakota

Stakeholder Engagement Committee Federation Members


June Loseke

Columbus, Nebraska

Dean Black

Somers, Iowa

Darren Carter headshot

Darren Carter

Ninety Six, South Carolina

Neil Johnson headshot

Neil Johnson

Jasper, Minnesota

Jess Kane headshot

Jess Kane

Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Nathan Martin

Centralia, Missouri

Kiley Martinell

Dell, Montana

Tom McCall headshot

Tom McCall

Greenville, Virginia

Josh Mueller

Halstead, Kansas

Allan Robison

Cable, Ohio

Pat Shields headshot

Pat Shields

Bryan, Texas

Marsha Shoemaker

Bellevue, Texas