News Release

OKFB members named to national beef board

December 27, 2017  • News Center

Two Oklahoma Farm Bureau members were selected as one of 27 new members appointed to the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Purdue on Dec. 20.

Roger Mills Farm Bureau member Jimmy Taylor of Cheyenne and Grady County Farm Bureau member Blayne Arthur were selected to each serve a three-year term on the board, whcih is composed of 99 members. Taylor was nominated by OKFB.

Taylor and his wife, Tracy, have a cow-calf operation located between Elk City and Cheyenne in western Oklahoma.

“The goal of our operation is to make the best steak possible,” Taylor said during an OKFB interview earlier this year. “We raise every animal as if it was going to be served on our own table.”

Blayne Arthur of Stillwater was also selected to represent Oklahoma on the board. Arthur and her husband, Jerrod, raise show cattle and help agriculture students learn animal-handling and showing techniques. Arthur also has a fourth-generation wheat and alfalfa hay operation she owns with her sisters.

“The Cattlemen's Beef Board works to build demand for beef by helping to maintain and expand markets through their research, promotion, and information sharing efforts,” said Perdue. “Their work represents all segments of the beef industry and I know that the agricultural sector will be well served by them."

To learn more about the full list of Beef Board appointees, visit the board’s website.