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Producer Consent Form

Producer Consent Form


How do i submit the form?

Email: info@montanabeefcouncil.org

Upload completed form: https://www.montanabeefcouncil.org/cattlemens-corner/submit-forms 

Fax:  (406) 656-3337

Mail: Montana Beef Council P.O. Box 80865 Billings, Montana 59108

*In order to submit the form online you must print the document, complete and sign. Then either save the form or take a picture (for mobile submission) to upload electronically.

What has changed? 

Due to the ongoing Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund, United Stockgrowers of America (R-CALF) versus U.S. Department of Agriculture lawsuit, Montana ranchers who would like up to half of their dollar to remain with the MBC Board of Directors will need to complete a producer consent form on an annual basis. This consent authorizes the board to carry out programs designed to stimulate beef demand. If your form is not returned, your full checkoff dollar will remain at the national level with the Cattlemen’s Beef Board. By signing a form, you are allowing the MBC Board of Directors to have local input about beef education and promotion, right here in Montana. 

What needs to be done? 

In order for half of your checkoff dollars to remain in Montana, please review, sign and return the form as soon as possible. 

Why should I sign? 

The Beef Checkoff remains mandatory regardless of the lawsuit. The investment that each Montana rancher makes with the $1-dollar-per-head Beef Checkoff goes directly towards beef demand-building programs that keep more beef on more plates. These efforts are accomplished by the direction of a twelve-member board of directors, who are fellow Montana ranchers and business owners, along with organizations leveraging the use of checkoff dollars with their beef promotion and education projects.

 

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Montana Beef Council impacts...

In one year, Montana Beef Council:

  • Reached 6,230 Montana high school and junior high students with beef cooking and educational demonstrations.
  • Sent 85 beef-loving athletes out to races all over to promote beef and a healthy lifestyle.
  • Reached 196,000 Bobcat and Griz fans each week with a beefy tailgate tip on Facebook.
  • Beefed up 165 meat case displays in grocery stores across the state to inspire beef purchases.T
  • Trained 170 agriculture students for media interviews.
  • Brought 93,300 head of cattle into Montana Beef Quality Assurance care and best management practices.
  • And MUCH more!

Beef Promotion

Women across Montana can be found at various events promoting beef. Local groups have donated beef to Senior Centers, served meals at trade shows and other events, hosted students at their ranches where they top off the educational experience with a tasty cheeseburger, and served samples of beef using recipes generated from beef check off dollars.

If your Local CatteWomen’s group would like funding to assist with your promotional event please contact Audrey Olson, Montana CattleWomen Promotional Advisor, at audreyolson8@gmail.com.

Beef Education

The Montana CattleWomen offer a variety of educational learning experiences and activities for a range of ages/classes FREE for you as a teacher or a CattleWomen member to use.  We are proud to offer lessons and resources about Agriculture, the BEEF world, its lifestyles and becoming a better consumer by learning to purchase and prepare beef.

Our educational programs are funded by the Montana Beef Checkoff and local organization fundraisers.

Some of the materials are available for downloading and some of the programs may be taught by a presenter in your classroom.  Please contact, Suze Bohlen at suzeb1946@outlook.com, and she will assist you in acquiring the necessary materials and a presenter, if one is in your area.

Visit: Beef Quality Assurance Learning Center to receive your BQA certification

Scholarships

Montana CattleWomen Inc. offer $1,000 Memorial Scholarship for the 58th Consecutive Year

For the fifty-eighth consecutive year, Montana CattleWomen, Inc. is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a student from a Montana home that is enrolled in one of the state colleges or universities. Preference will be given to an applicant majoring in a field beneficial to the livestock industry.

To qualify for this award, a student must currently be at least a sophomore in college and have a grade point average of 2.7 or better. The scholarship will be awarded to the student who is determined to have the best balance of grades, citizenship, and financial need. The winner will be announced after May 2020.

Application forms are available at college Financial Aid Offices throughout Montana.  Interested students may contact the scholarship chair, Trina Jo Bradley by phone at (406) 450-1577 or by email at trinajobradley@yahoo.com

Applications must be submitted no later than April 15, 2020.

Please contact your local school personnel and members of your local CattleWomen/ CowBelle group, as they may know of a student from your local area who qualifies for the scholarship and wishes to apply. These students should be contacted and informed of the scholarship.

This scholarship is supported by a memorial fund, separate from the general fund of Montana CattleWomen. Tax deductible donations from individuals and CattleWomen locals are the only source of income for the fund. We would encourage you to consider making a donation to the scholarship fund. Most gifts are sent in memory of an individual. The family of that person is notified that the gift was made. It is also acknowledged at a memorial service during the annual state convention in December.  This scholarship was established in 1963 and has been awarded to worthy students since that time.

Thanks for your help by supporting our young people and our industry through this scholarship.

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