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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