CHEYENNE- The Wyoming Beef Council appointed two new directors to the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF)—Scott Lake, a producer of range cattle from Laramie, and Scott George, dairyman from Cody. The three-year terms begin July 1st.
USMEF is a nonprofit trade association working to create new and develop existing international markets for U.S. beef, pork, lamb, and veal. WBC contributes checkoff dollars to USMEF programs to grow the demand for beef internationally.
Scott Lake- Lake grew up working with his grandfather on his cattle operation in northern Nev. He graduated from the University of Wyoming (UW) with a Ph.D in beef cattle nutrition, spent some time on faculty at Purdue University, and is currently working at UW as a beef cattle extension specialist. He and his family raise both range and show cattle.
“U.S. producers depend on a robust trade environment to successfully market all beef cuts,” says Lake. “I look forward to using my experience and background with beef cattle to assist in USMEF’s marketing mission.”
Scott George- George is no stranger to leadership roles in the beef industry and was previously chairman of the Federation of State Beef Councils, a division of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and moved up the ranks to serve as President of the organization. He’s served several terms on the Wyoming Beef Council and is an active member Wyoming Farm Bureau. During his time on the Federation, George was an advocate for educating youth about the benefits of beef and chaired the checkoff’s Youth Information and Education subcommittee.
“About 25 percent of our beef supply in this county comes from dairy cattle, so it’s absolutely appropriate that dairymen represent their industry with USMEF in their efforts to grow beef markets worldwide,” says George.
Wyoming Beef Council