What is the Washington State Beef Commission and what is our mission? Get the basics of how the Beef Checkoff program works in Washington.
"To increase demand for Beef by enhancing trust and connecting our beef community from pasture to plate."
The Beef Commission was created by the Washington State Legislature in 1969 under RCW 16.67. The WSBC operates under the guidance of its Board of Directors. The Board is comprised of representatives from each of the state's industry sectors:
In addition, a representative from the Washington Department of Agriculture is a voting Board member. The nine board members are appointed by the Director of Agriculture and direct the actions of the WSBC through sector-specific insight and the pursuit of the WSBC's Mission. A representative of the Cattlemen's Beef Board is a non-voting member on the Board of Directors.
Chair, Cattle Feeder
Vice Chair, Cow/Calf Rancher
Dairy Beef Farmer
Dairy Beef Producer
WA State Field Veterinarian, WSDA Representative
Cattlemen's Beef Board Representative