9/29/2016 12:00:00 AM
BEEF COUNCIL DIRECTORS APPROVE BUDGET AND ELECT OFFICERS FOR FY 2017
PIERRE, SD - The South Dakota Beef Industry Council (SDBIC) board of directors held the organization's annual meeting Sat., Sept. 17 on the South Dakota State University (SDSU) campus. Directors approved a $3.39 million budget for fiscal year 2017.
The SDBIC is responsible to collect and administer the $1 beef checkoff on all cattle sold in South Dakota. The beef council is required to direct $0.50 of every dollar to the Cattleman's Beef Board for national programs. On both the national and state level, Checkoff funds are used strictly for promotion, research and education.
The SDBIC board of directors set the FY2017 budget to include the following:
The SDBIC will send approximately $1.4 million to Cattlemen's Beef Board in 2017, $322,712 to the Federation of State Beef Councils with $117,200 designated for the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) to focus on increasing global beef demand.
Directors also elected officers. Wayne Tupper (Kimball, SD), President; Eric Sumption (Frederick, SD), Vice President; Laurie Johnson (South Shore, SD), Treasurer, will all serve a second year in their respective offices. Gary Deering (Hereford, SD) and Laurie Johnson (South Shore, SD) were elected to serve as directors for the Federation of State Beef Councils, joining Scott Jones (Midland, SD), and Becky Walth (Glenham, SD) who continue their terms. Mike Gebhardt (Meadow, SD) was elected as a representative to USMEF. Wayne Tupper and John Symens (Amherst,SD) will continue as USMEF representatives.
About the South Dakota Beef Industry Council:
The SDBIC collects and administers the $1 beef checkoff on cattle sold in South Dakota. Checkoff dollars are utilized strictly for promotion, education or research programs.Fifty cents of every dollar is directed to the Cattlemen's Beef Board for programs on the national level.The SDBIC retains 50 cents, which is invested in additional national programs or in-state programs.
The SDBIC is comprised of three representatives from eight agricultural organizations: South Dakota Beef Breeds Council, South Dakota Cattlemen's Association, South Dakota Cattlemen's Auxiliary, South Dakota CattleWomen, South Dakota Farm Bureau, South Dakota Farmers Union, South Dakota Livestock Auction Market Association and South Dakota Stockgrowers Association.