The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) held their virtual Winter Business Meeting last week, and when it was over Jerry Bohn, a cattle producer from Wichita, Kan., had been elected as the new NCBA president.
Bohn, a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves, has been a part of the cattle industry his entire life. From his early days of custom grazing cattle with his family to his time on Kansas State University’s award-winning livestock judging team, and eventually serving 34 years as the manager of Pratt Feeders, a commercial cattle feeding operation in his home state.
“I have heard quite a few producers in the past year say if you want to get something done in Washington, D.C. in agriculture, you better do it with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, or it is not going to get done”, said Bohn. “This is the greatest testament to the grassroots power of our members and state affiliates. It is why I am so proud to represent NCBA as President and it is the reason I get up every day, ready to fight for the American producer.”
While Bohn will serve as NCBA President, the rest of the new officer team includes Don Schiefelbein of Minnesota as president-elect, Todd Wilkinson of South Dakota vice president. Wyoming rancher Mark Eisele was elected chair of the NCBA Policy Division and Nebraska cattle producer Buck Wehrbein was elected policy vice-chair. Clay Burtrum of Oklahoma and Brad Hastings of Texas were elected as chair and vice-chair of the NCBA Federation Division, respectively.