Pennsylvania Beef Council Board of Director, Robert Supancik, attends Federation Orientation
Bedford – Robert Supancik, director on the Pennsylvania Beef Council (PBC) board, participated in an orientation event hosted by the Federation of State Beef Councils to learn about their role in the Beef Checkoff. New SBC directors from across the country came together in Denver, October 31-November 1, to learn about their roles and responsibilities as stewards of the Beef Checkoff. Attendees also learned about the Beef Act & Order, Checkoff history, fiduciary responsibility and Checkoff payment compliance.
Staff from the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), a contractor to the Beef Checkoff, provided an overview of current and future Checkoff-funded programs. The event also served as a way for directors to network with one another, meet NCBA staff and learn about available Federation resources.
“[I] gained a deeper understanding and value of the Beef Checkoff program, its oversight by the United States Department of Agriculture and the Cattlemen’s Beef Board and the value of the research and promotion of beef.”
Created in 1963, the Federation of State Beef Councils represents the 43 Qualified State Beef Councils, including the PBC, and is committed to its vision, which is to build beef demand by inspiring, unifying and supporting an effective and coordinated state and national Checkoff partnership. State beef councils voluntarily invest in the Federation to enhance the national Checkoff and leverage producer dollars through a coordinated partnership. Housed at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, a contractor to the Beef Checkoff, the Federation is a grassroots organization run by producers across the country.
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The Pennsylvania Beef Council is a producer-controlled and funded organization, which administers the Beef Checkoff Program in Pennsylvania. The Beef Checkoff Program 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. Checkoff revenues may be used for promotion, education and research programs to improve the marketing climate for beef.