By law, the checkoff is collected in each state by a Qualified State Beef Council (QSBC), and 44 states have QSBCs. In states without beef councils, the dollar is sent directly to Cattlemen’s Beef Board (CBB). For many producers, this is the best place to get involved – by attending state board meetings or even becoming a member of the CBB.
As for the CBB, all meetings are open to all producers. To become a member of the Board, a producer should work with a certified nominating organization in their specific state or region.