Earlier this month at their monthly meeting in Kearney, members of the Nebraska Beef Council elected Mark Spurgin of Paxton as chairman. Spurgin is a farmer/feeder and represents the District 6 counties of Arthur, McPherson, Logan, Keith, Lincoln, Perkins, Chase, Hayes, Dundy and Hitchcock.
Dave Hamilton, a cow/calf producer from Thedford, was elected vice chairman. Hamilton represents producers in District 2, which covers Cherry, Grant, Hooker, Thomas, Blaine, Loup, Brown, Rock and Keya Paha counties.
Bill Rhea, Jr, a farmer/feeder from Arlington, was elected treasurer. Rhea represents producers in the District 7 counties of Nance, Merrick, Hamilton, York, Polk, Platte, Colfax, Butler, Dodge, Saunders, Washington, Douglas, Cass and Sarpy.
Dave Wright, a cow/calf producer from Neligh, was elected secretary. He represents District 4, which consists of Boyd, Holt, Knox, Antelope, Wheeler and Boone.
The Nebraska Beef Council is served by a nine-member board of directors who oversee Nebraska's beef checkoff and checkoff-funded programs. Programs for marketing and promotion are funded by the $1 beef checkoff.