Utah Beef Council
Independent
4-21-103 UCA
N/A
times per year
3 years
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Active
Schmidt, Jacob
801-355-0063


(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.
(4)
(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.
(5)
(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.

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Positions
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