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Beef Checkoff Council

The purpose of the Beef Checkoff Council is to serve as a division of the association to approve all activities, marketing plans and budgets related to the Alabama Beef Checkoff program.

The Beef Checkoff Council in Alabama is a 15-person council serving a one-year term, up to three (3) years consecutively beginning January 1 of the current year. The council will meet quarterly in coordination with the Alabama Cattlemen's Association Board of Directors. Members of the council are as follows:

  • ACA Officer
  • ACA Treasurer
  • Five (5) appointed cattle producers
  • Alabama Livestock Marketing Association (LMA) President
  • Alabama CattleWomen's Association (ACWA) President
  • Alabama Farmers Federation Beef Commodity Director
  • Commissioner of Agriculture or designee
  • Four (4) at-large positions representing retail, foodservice, academia, Extension and/or producer groups

Council members must be 18 years or older, apply annually for a seat on the council and can sit on the Beef Checkoff Task Force held each fall to brainstorm ideas for the upcoming years marketing plan. Council members will elect a chairperson and vice-chair annually.

Applications for at-large positions will be available each summer and must be submitted to the Executive Committee for approval before being considered by current council members for a vote to serve.




2021 Beef Checkoff Council Members

Nathan Lipscomb

Nathan Lipscomb

2021 Council Chairman
Cattle Producer
Montgomery County
Linda Godfrey

Linda Godfrey

2021 Council Vice-Chair
Samford University Dietetics & Nutrition
Registered Dietitian
Chris Bell

Chris Bell

Cattle Producer
Escambia County
Anthony Faggard

Anthony Faggard

Cattle Producer
Mobile County
LD Fitzpatrick

LD Fitzpatrick

ACA Treasurer
Lowndes County
Ginger Gaines

Ginger Gaines

Cattle Producer
Coffee County
Jim Jordan

Jim Jordan

ACA Vice President
Clay County
Teresa Long

Teresa Long

Culinary Instructor
AL-FCCLA
Brady Ragland

Brady Ragland

Alabama Farmers Federation
Beef Commodity Director
Rob Renfroe

Rob Renfroe

Alabama Grocer
Renfroe's Market
Jim Sealy

Jim Sealy

Alabama LMA President
Perry County
Barney Wilborn

Barney Wilborn

Auburn University
Meat Lab Manager
Not Pictured:
Mickey Childers, Cattle Producer
Bea Jai Merriman, Alabama CattleWomen's Association President
Bob Plaster, Assistant Commissioner of Agriculture & Industries
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