Meeting Purpose: To review and approve Authorization Requests to make up a Plan of Work for fiscal 2016, which begins Oct. 1, 2015. Click here to learn more.

The Beef Promotion Operating Committee is defined in the Beef Act as the body responsible for developing the annual budget, which must be approved by the full Beef Board and USDA, and for developing plans and programs in the areas of promotion, research, consumer information, industry information, foreign marketing and producer communications. The Operating Committee includes 10 producers elected by the Cattlemen’s Beef Board and 10 producers elected by the Federation of State Beef Councils. The Act and Order requires that the Operating Committee contract with national, non-profit, industry-governed organizations to implement checkoff programs.