(1) There is created an independent state agency known as the Utah Beef Council.
(2) The Utah Beef Council consists of 10 members as follows:
(a) the commissioner of the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food, or the commissioner's designee;
(b) the president of the Utah Cattlemen's Association;
(c) the vice president of the Utah Cattlemen's Association;
(d) a member of the Utah Cattlemen's Association board of directors, chosen by the Utah Cattlemen's Association;
(e) the appointee from Utah on the national beef checkoff Cattlemen's Beef Promotion and Research Board, appointed by the United States Secretary of Agriculture;
(f) the president of the Utah Cattlewomen's Association;
(g) a member of the Utah Dairy Commission, chosen by the Utah Dairy Commission; and
(h) three at-large producers from the state of Utah, appointed as described in Subsection (4).
(3) In addition to the members listed in Subsection (2), the council may appoint nonvoting members.
(a) At-large candidates for appointment to the council shall be nominated by a formal written request signed by two or more producers and submitted to the council no later than October 1.
(b) A membership committee, consisting of the commissioner or the commissioner's designee, the council member representing the Utah Dairy Commission, and the president of the Utah Cattlemen's Association shall:
(i) select candidates for appointment to the council from the nominees submitted by producers; and
(ii) present the candidates to the governor for review and appointment on or before December 1.
(a) The governor shall appoint the at-large members to three-year terms beginning on January 1 of the year following appointment to the council.
(b) Notwithstanding the requirements of Subsection (5)(a), the governor shall, at the time of appointment or reappointment, adjust the length of terms to ensure that the terms of at-large members are staggered so that one at-large member is appointed each year.
(6) Each at-large member shall be:
(a) a citizen of the United States;
(b) 18 years of age or older;
(c) an active producer; and
(d) a resident of Utah.
|Board member||Type||Qualification||Original Appointment||Current Appointment||Expiration|
|Adams, LuAnn||Member||Utah Department of Agriculture and Food commissioner or designee||7/1/2018||07/01/2018||N/A|
|Crozier, Daniel E.||Member||At large member appointed by the Governor||2/5/2019||02/05/2019||12/31/2020|
|Ferry, John Y.||Member||At large member appointed by the Governor||2/5/2019||02/05/2019||12/31/2021|
|Fuhriman, Joe||Member||Utah Cattlemen's Association board member appointed by Association||7/1/2018||07/01/2018||N/A|
|Hatch, Tracy||Member||Utah Cattlemen's Association vice president||7/1/2018||07/01/2018||N/A|
|Olsen, Hal||Member||Utah Dairy Commission member appointed by Commission||7/1/2018||07/01/2018||N/A|
|Schulthess, Wallace||Member||National Cattlemen's Beef Promotion and Research Board member appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture||7/1/2018||07/01/2018||N/A|
|Thomson, Nathan K.||Member||At large member appointed by the Governor||2/13/2020||02/13/2020||2/13/2023|
|Weston, Nikki||Member||Utah Cattlewomen's Association president||12/1/2018||12/01/2018||N/A|
|Wintch, Mark J.||Member||Utah Cattlemen's Association president||7/1/2018||07/01/2018||N/A|