David Dick, who owns a cow/calf operation and custom hay harvesting business in the Sedalia area, was named to the Beef Promotion and Operating Committee (BPOC) during the 2009 annual Cattle Industry Convention and Trade Show, held last week in Phoenix, Ariz.
Dick, a director of the Missouri Beef Industry Council and the Federation of State Beef Councils, is one of 10 industry leaders who will represent the state perspective on the BPOC.
The BPOC decides the final annual budget and program priorities for national beef checkoff initiatives. The committee is comprised of 10 members from the Federation and 10 members from the Cattlemen’s Beef Board (CBB). The BPOC unites checkoff dollars and decision-making responsibilities from the states’ 50-cent portion of the checkoff, through the Federation, and the national 50 cents, represented by CBB representatives on the BPOC.
Dick is a member and former president of the Pettis County Cattlemen’s Association and a former secretary/treasurer and seedstock council chairman for the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association.
On the national level, Dick is a former Region III Vice President and is currently chair of the checkoff’s Public Opinion-Issues Management Group. He formerly chaired the checkoff nutrition and health committee and was a member of the producer communications committee from 1997 – 2003.
Within his community, Dick is chairman of the Pettis County Soil & Water Conservation District, president of the State Fair FFA Alumni Association and general livestock superintendent and beef cattle superintendent for the Missouri State Fair.