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Masters of Beef Advocacy Spotlight: Brady Smith

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picture201.jpgHave you heard of the Masters of Beef Advocacy Program? This program is an e-learning opportunity developed to assist producers across the country in becoming effective spokespersons for the industry. The program consists of six, 1-hour core courses for the 2009 fiscal year: beef safety, beef nutrition, animal care, environmental stewardship, modern beef production and the beef checkoff. Earlier this summer, I promised MBA alumni spotlights, and so far we have met Danielle Johnson and Dale and Cliff Pfundstein. Today's alumni spotlight is Brady Smith. Let's meet Brady and listen to what he has to say about beef industry issues today.

I'm from Hasting, Iowa and have been married to my beautiful wife since November of 2007. I work fulltime for a seed corn company and help dad on the family farm any chance I get. I am part owner in our 80 head cow/calf operation. I'm a 26 year old graduate of Iowa State, and I currently serve as the Young Farmer Committee Chairman on the Board of Directors for the Mills County Farm Burea. -Brady Smith

BEEF Daily Quick Fact: America’s demand for beef has increased more than 15 percent since 1998.