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Tbic mission statement

A beef community dedicated to growing beef demand by producing and marketing the safest, healthiest, most delicious beef that satisfies the desires of an increasingly global population while responsibly managing our own livestock and natural resources. 

Meet the tbic board of directors

Each voting board member is nominated by one of the state’s cattle organizations including; Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association, Tennessee Farm Bureau, Tennessee Livestock Markets Association, Tennessee Beef Cattle Improvement Association, and American Dairy Association of Tennessee. The directors serve a three year term and can serve two consecutive terms for a total of 6 years. Board members rotate on and off each year giving the overall board stability and continuity. The TBIC also has non-voting leadership from the University of Tennessee Extension Service and the Tennessee Department of Agriculture. Several former board members who serve in National leadership positions are ex-officio members as well.

2023 - 2024 board members

Patterson Freeman

Bradford, TN 

Tom Barnett
Tennessee LiveStock Markets Association

Adams, TN 

Jennifer Houston

Sweetwater, TN 

Larry Cunningham
Tennessee Beef Cattle Improvement Association

Spring City, TN

Jim Ligon
Tennessee Beef Cattle Improvement Association

Cookeville, TN

Jay Yeargin
Tennessee Cattlemen's Association

Greenfield, TN 

Dustin Pearson
TEnnessee livestock markets association

Gray, TN

2023 - 2024 BOARD MEMBERS (Not pictured): 

Aaron Loy - Tennessee Farm Bureau Representative, New Market, TN 

Brian Flowers - American Dairy Association of Tennessee, Ethridge, TN 

Marty Gambel - Tennessee Farm Bureau Representative, Loretto, TN 

John Bradley - Tennessee Cattlemen's Representative, Wayne County 

Richard Brown - TN Livestock Markets Association, Putnam County 


Andy Holt - Tennessee Department of Agriculture 

Dr. Katie Mason - University of Tennessee, Animal Science Department 


Celeste Blackburn - Cattlemen's Beef Board Director 

Gary Daniel - Cattlemen's Beef Board Director 

Russ Uselton - Region II Federation Vice Charman, Past TBIC Chairman

meet the tbic staff

The TBIC staff is committed to managing Checkoff dollars wisely and directing relevant, informative and cost effective events and activities to inform and educate consumers about the healthful benefits of beef.  Valerie Bass, Executive Director, administers the Beef Checkoff program for Tennessee overseeing finances, marketing plan development & implementation and represents the TBIC on local, state, and national committees.

Valerie Bass

Executive Director

(615) 896-5811

Carlye Cox

Assistant Coordinator

(615) 896-5811

kaylea King 

Administrative Assistant & Accountant

(615) 896-5811

Emily Haskew

Director of Marketing & Communications

(615) 896-5811

Alex scott, MS, RD, LD

Southeast Regional Director of Nutrition

(859) 278-0899

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Mailing address

Tennessee Beef Industry Council

530-A Brandies Circle

Murfreesboro, TN 37128

2021 annual report

View the 2021 annual report for the Tennessee Beef Industry Council. 

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tennessee beef newsroom 

See the latest news, events, and press releases from the Tennessee Beef Industry Council. 

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