Tennessee Cattlewoman Elected to Industry Position
Posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2011 8:02 pm
Tenn. (March 21, 2011) — Jennifer Houston, a cattlewoman from Sweetwater, Tenn., has been elected Region II vice president for the Federation of State Beef Councils, a division of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), based in Denver.
Tennessee is part of NCBA’s Region II, along with Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina and South Carolina. Houston will serve as a grassroots representative for beef councils and producers in these states on initiatives of the national beef checkoff program, a beef market development fund, supported by U.S. beef producers and importers.
“Jennifer will represent Tennessee and Region II well because she’s extremely knowledgeable about all areas of the beef industry,” said Valerie Bass, executive director of the Tennessee Beef Industry Council (TBIC), based here.
Houston is the current TIBC chairman and is a long- standing member of the Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association and the Tennessee Livestock Marketing Association. She is a former chairman of national checkoff producer committees for retail, advertising and new products.