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About Us

The Wyoming Beef Council (WBC) was established in 1971 to serve as the promotion, research and education arm of the Wyoming beef industry. The Council is comprised of five members, who are appointed by Wyoming’s Governor. The members set priorities for the WBC, determine funding allowances and evaluate programs. They represent all segments of beef production within Wyoming including range cattle, dairy cattle and feedlots. WBC programs are funded by the $1-per-head beef checkoff collected on all Wyoming cattle when they are sold. For more detailed information on the beef checkoff, click below.

Learn More About Beef Checkoff 

Officio Members
(Voting)

Leslie Hendry
Range Cattle - Lysite, WY

Current term expires June 30, 2019
Eligible for reappointment in 2019

JW Rankin
Range Cattle - Shawnee, WY

Current term expires June 30, 2021
Eligible for reappointment in 2021

Timmery Hellyer
Fedder - Lander, WY
Current term expires June 30, 2019
Eligible for reappointment in 2019

Lacee Sims
Range Cattle - Evanston, WY

Current term expires June 30, 2020
Not eligible for reappointment in 2020

Lynn George (2019 Chair)
Dairy - Cody, WY

Current term expires June 30, 2021
Not eligible for reappointment in 2021

STAFF

Ann Wittmann - Executive Director
ann.wittmann@wyo.gov
(307) 777-6399

Kosha Olsen - Program Director
kosha.olsen@wyo.gov
307) 777-7396


Ex-Officio members

Doug Miyamoto
Director, Wyoming Department of Agriculture

designee Members

John Kirkbride
US Meat Export Federation

Irv Petsch
Cattlemen's Beef Board

Lynn George
Federation of State Beef Councils

Timmery Hellyer
Federation of State Beef Councils

Spencer Ellis
Federation of State Beef Councils

Liaison Members

Jim Magagna
Wyoming Stock Growers Association

Brent Winter

Stockgrowers Land Trust

Steve True
Wyoming Livestock Board

Stacia Berry
Wyoming Department of Agriculture

Jim Rogers
Wyoming Board of Agriculture

Cameron Smith
Wyoming Board of Agriculture

Ken Hamilton
Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation