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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.

2020 board members

Russ Uselton

Chairman & Federation Representative 

Bedford County 

Roger Radel 

Vice Chairman 

Sevier County 

Patterson Freeman


Gibson County 

Stephanie barnett


Montgomery County 

Gary Daniel 

Federation Representative & Past Chairman  

Wayne County 

Jennifer Houston

TN Livestock Markets Association

Monroe County 

Larry Cunningham  

TN Beef Cattle Improvement Association 

Rhea County 

Jay Yeargin 

TN Cattlemen's Association Representative

Weakley County 

Zane Vanover 

TN Farm Bureau Representative

Sullivan County 

Don Terry 

Region II Federation Vice President & TBIC Ex-Officio

Chester County 

Wendy Sneed

TN Dept. of Agriculture Representative 

Cannon County  

2020 BOARD MEMBERS (Not pictured): 

Richard Brown - TN Livestock Markets Association, Putnam County 

Steve Anderson - TN Cattlemen's Association, Smith County 

Will Mayfield - TN Beef Cattle Improvement Association,  Giles County 

Paul Moss - American Dairy Association of Tennessee, Henry County 


Keith Harrison - Tennessee Department of Agriculture 

Dr. Neal Schrick - University of Tennessee, Animal Science Department 


Kristina McKee - Cattlemen's Beef Board Director 

Celeste Blackburn - Cattlemen's Beef Board Director 

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 

email valerie

carlye cox

Office Manager

eMail carlye

lydia hancock

Administrative Assistant & Accountant 

eMail lydia

karman meyer

Director of Communications

email karman

Janna sullivan 

Dir., Consumer Information 

eMail janna

Mailing address

Tennessee Beef Industry Council

530-A Brandies Circle

Murfreesboro, TN 37128

2019 annual report

View the 2019 annual report for the Tennessee Beef Industry Council. 

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2018 annual report

View the 2018 annual report for the Tennessee Beef Industry Council. 

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2017 annual report

View the 2017 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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