Columbia, MO (AgNewsWire) The Missouri Beef Industry Council (MBIC) board of directors has elected new officers for the 2008 fiscal year.
James Rickman of Stockton was elected as chairman of the board which administers the $1 per head beef checkoff in Missouri. Rickman was recently re-elected to represent beef producers in Southwest Missouri to serve his second three-year term. He encourages his fellow producers to stay informed about programs being funded by the beef checkoff.
“If they get involved, attend some of the Farm Fests, or see the Beefmobile when it’s at their local sale barn, they would be amazed at just exactly what their dollar is doing for them and how I believe in turn it’s helping the whole beef industry,” Rickman said.
Rickman owns manages a cattle feeding operation in Stockton and co-owns Farmer’s Market of Boliver with his brother, John Rickman. He lives in Stockton with his wife, Jessica and their two young children, Jenna and Jack.
Leon James, a cow-calf operator from Hurdland in Knox County, was elected Vice Chairman of the board. He has served on the board for four years now and says he has learned quite a bit about the beef checkoff in that time.