About Us

Oregon’s cattle ranchers have joined together to promote their product – nutritious, delicious beef – through an entity called the Oregon Beef Council.

Oregon Beef Council is one of 26 commodity commissions that promote Oregon agricultural products under the supervision of the Oregon Department of Agriculture.
Oregon Beef Council
In 1986, the federal Beef Promotion and Research Act authorized the collection of a $1.00 per head Checkoff at the time of sale. Of each dollar collected, 50 cents is sent to the Cattlemen’s Beef Board located in Denver to fund national programs of promotion, education and research. The remaining 50 cents, less a collection fee, is sent to the Oregon Beef Council.

On June 23, 2006, the Oregon Beef Council unanimously approved the proposed administrative rules required by House Bill 2656, which increases the Beef Checkoff in Oregon by 50 cents. On July 3, 2006 the Oregon 50 cent Checkoff went into effect.

Board of Directors

The Oregon Beef Council’s Board of Directors is comprised of eight members appointed by the Director of the Department of Agriculture at the recommendation of industry groups. The members represent the various aspects of the industry. The current members are:

Member Appointment Location Industry
Jason Chamberlain Chairman Vale, OR Dairy Representative
Doug Maag Vice Chairman Vale OR Feeder
John Flynn Treasurer Lakeview, OR Cow/Calf Producer
John Seymour Member Cloverdale, OR Dairy Representative
Linda Bentz Member Juntura, OR Cow/Calf Producer
Curtis Martin Member North Powder, OR Cow/Calf Producer
Rod Anderson Member Pendleton, OR Handler
Philippe Boulot Member Portland, OR Public Member

Members are appointed for a three-year term that may be renewed for a second term. Meetings are held approximately four times a year at various locations throughout the state. All meetings are public and follow the public meeting laws.

Contact Us

The Oregon Beef Council offices are located in the Hollywood Square Building in the historic Holl

1827 NE 44th Ave., Suite 315
Portland, OR 97213