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Thummel takes the lead for Missouri Beef Industry Council

Sydney Thummel has been named the new execu­tive director of the Missouri Beef Industry Council. Pre­viously, she was manager of membership for the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association. She started her new role July 25.

The Missouri Beef Industry Council (MBIC) is a nonprofit organization responsible for administering programs of promotion, education, research, and consumer and industry information. The MBIC is part of a coordinated state-national effort funded and controlled by beef producers who are assessed $1 per head each time a beef animal is sold.

Thummel will work directly with the MBIC board and will be responsible for all operational and budgetary functions. She will also serve as the organization’s repre­sentative at state and national events.

A native of Sheridan, Mo., Thummel grew up on a di­versified farming operation where her family raised com­mercial and registered Angus cattle as well as corn and soybeans. She has been an active member of the Missouri Junior Cattlemen’s Association and the Missouri Junior An­gus Association. She attended Northwest Missouri State University, earning a bachelor’s degree in agricultural business and will complete a master’s of business admin­istration degree from Northwest in August.

“My undisputed passion for Missouri’s cattle producers will serve as the engine of innovation that I will bring to the table,” Thummel said. “I am not afraid to push the lim­its because our industry is worth it. I thoroughly believe that I have been preparing to be in this position for my entire life and am ready to lead this council.”

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