Yep, it’s true, folks. A POLICY organization – just one and only one – has seats on checkoff committees that determine the annual budget allocations, overhead expenditures, spending priorities and the like.
Joint Industry Evaluation Committee (The Joint Evaluation Committee is an industry advisory committee comprising 12 members in total – five members of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board; five directors of the Federation of State Beef Councils, and two directors of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Policy Division. Its purpose is to oversee effective measurement in accomplishing stated objectives of programs as well as measuring results of these programs in achieving the outcomes and goals of the industry’s Long Range Plan. It will periodically report these measurements and conclusions to the Cattlemen’s Beef Board, the Beef Promotion Operating Committee, and other appropriate committees).
Joint Industry Budget Committee (The Joint Budget Committee is a joint industry advisory committee comprising 12 members in total — four members of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board and four directors each from the Federation of State Beef Councils and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s Policy Division. CBB representatives to the Budget Committee work independently from the full committee to develop the Beef Board revenue projections and the non-program portion of the Beef Board budget. Specifically, this committee reviews and establishes revenue projections, reviews operating and administrative costs of the Board and recommends a fiscal year budget that allocates resources to budget categories. Its budget recommendation is forwarded to the CBB Executive Committee and the Beef Promotion Operating Committee).