MCPHERSON, Kan. — On January 27, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the appointment of 40 members to serve on the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board.
Kansas Farmers Union board member Jack Geiger, Robinson, was appointed to one of two seats on the board for the state of Kansas. The other Kansas board position went to Amy Lyons Langvardt, Alta Vista. The term of board members appointed to three-year terms starts February 2023 and ends February 2026.
“I am honored by the appointment and the trust placed in me,” Geiger said. “I will work to see that small and alternative producers and production methods are represented on the CBB.”
Geiger is a sixth generation Kansan and cattleman from Northeast Kansas. With his family, he operates a direct marketing beef operation and certified organic farm. The Geigers produce beef using exclusively on-farm produced organic grains, improved pasture management including rotational grazing and an extended seasonal finishing period which includes continuous access to green forages. Learn more at www.geigerfarm.com
The Cattlemen’s Beef Board is authorized by the Beef Promotion and Research Act of 1985 and is composed of 101 members representing 34 States and 5 units. Members must be beef producers or importers of beef and beef products nominated by certified producer organizations.
After many years as a member, Geiger was recently appointed state treasurer on Kansas Farmers Union’s (KFU) board of directors in early December. “Jack is a sharp cattleman and farmer. He will represent cattle producers on the CBB well,” said KFU President Donn Teske. “It’s so good to watch the next generation taking leadership roles in agriculture.”
More information about the Cattlemen’s Beef Board is available on the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Cattlemen’s Beef Board webpage.
Since 1907, Kansas Farmers Union has worked to protect and enhance the economic interests and quality of life for family farmers and ranchers and rural communities through education, cooperation, and legislation. To learn more, visit www.kansasfarmersunion.org.
— Nick Levendofsky, Kansas Farmers Union Executive Director