FHSU News

Howell appointed to cattlemen's beef board

 

 02/18/14
Dr. Brittany Howell, associate professor of agriculture at Fort Hays State University, was recently appointed to a second three-year term on the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board.

The board oversees administration of the national Beef Checkoff Program, established as part of the 1985 Farm Bill, assesses $1 per head on the sale of live domestic and imported cattle in addition to a comparable assessment on imported beef and beef products. States retain up to 50 cents and forward the other 50 cents to the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board.

The Cattlemen’s Beef Board's purpose is to build demand for beef through promotion, research and information programs through the national Beef Checkoff Program.

For more information about the Cattlemen’s Beef Board and the Beef Checkoff Program, visit the Beef Checkoff program website www.MyBeefCheckoff.com.