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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
  • Develop production/processing/marketing systems that result in sustained profitability in all sectors
  • 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
  • Cultivate preventative animal care and wellness technologies

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


Ben Peterson

Judith Gap, Montana

Appointed in 2023

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Monte Bordner

Sturgis, Michigan

Appointed in 2022

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Don Cain Jr. DVM MS

Broken Bow, Nebraska

Appointed in 2024

Marsha Corbin

Dover, Missouri

Appointed in 2023

Gary Daniel

Cypress Inn, Tennessee

Reappointed in 2024

Jack Geiger

Robinson, Kansas

Appointed in 2023

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Debbie Gill

Chico, Texas

Reappointed in 2023

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Connie Hass

Trinidad, Colorado

Appointed in 2022

Steve Hobbs

Great Falls, Montana

Reappointed in 2022

Don Hubbell

Batesville, Arkansas

Appointed in 2023

John Kriese

Branchport, New York

Appointed in 2023

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Evan Lesser

Palco, Kansas

Appointed in 2022

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Boe Lopez

Springer, New Mexico

Appointed in 2022

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Kristin McQueary

Ruby Valley, NV

Appointed in 2022

Gaye Pfeiffer

Mulhall, Oklahoma

Appointed in 2024

Terry Quam

Lodi, Wisconsin

Appointed in 2023

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VeaBea Thomas

Harrold, South Dakota

Appointed in 2022

Stakeholder Engagement Committee Federation Members


June Loseke

Columbus, Nebraska

Dean Black

Somers, Iowa

Mark Goes

Odell, Nebraska

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John (J.W.) Irwin

Laurens, South Carolina

Larry Jones

Larry Jones

Holcomb, Kansas

Brian Maler

Brian Malaer

Harwood, Texas

Nathan Martin

Centralia, Missouri

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Tom McCall

Greenville, Virginia

Ryan Miller

Bardstown, Kentucky

Jeri Moniz

Paauilo, Hawaii

Josh Mueller

Halstead, Kansas

Hilary Paplow

Sanborn, Minnesota

Brandi Richards

Hereford, Texas

Corey Schultz

Schultz, Montana

Kimberly Stone

New Mexico