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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.

2022 board members

russ uselton

Chairman & Federation Representative

Bedford County 

patterson freeman 

Treasurer

Gibson County 

paul moss

Secretary

Henry County 

gary daniel

Federation Representative & Past Chairman

Wayne County

kristina mckee

Cattlemen's Beef Board Director 

Jennifer Houston

TN Livestock Markets Association

Monroe County 

Larry Cunningham  

TN Beef Cattle Improvement Association 

Rhea County 

Jim Ligon

TN Beef Cattle Improvement Association

Putnam County

Don Terry 

Region II Federation Vice President & TBIC Ex-Officio

Chester County 

Wendy Sneed

TN Dept. of Agriculture Representative 

TN Dept. of Agriculture Representative 

Cannon County  

Dustin Pearson

TN Livestock Markets Association

Washington County 

2022 BOARD MEMBERS (Not pictured): 

Roger Radel - Vice Chairman, Sevier County

Richard Brown - TN Livestock Markets Association, Putnam County 

Jay Yeargin - TN Cattlemen's Association Representative, Weakley County

Zane Vanover - TN Farm Bureau Representative,  Sullivan County

EX-OFFICIO DIRECTORS  

Andy Holt - Tennessee Department of Agriculture 

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

NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVES-EX-OFFICIO 

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

Janna sullivan 

Dir., Consumer Information 

eMail janna


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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