Trista Brown Priest Appointed to Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board

December 22, 2017

USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue announced this week the appointment of 27 new members to the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board. Among those newly appointed is Cattle Empire Chief Strategy Officer Trista Brown Priest.

“The Cattlemen's Beef Board works to build demand for beef by helping to maintain and expand markets through their research, promotion, and information sharing efforts,” said Perdue. “Their work represents all segments of the beef industry and I know that the agricultural sector will be well served by them."

In a statement on his Facebook page, Congressman Roger Marshall, M.D., said, “I'd like to congratulate Trista Brown Priest. This week the United States Department of Agriculture appointed her to the Cattleman’s Beef Promotion and Research Board. Priest has been a leading voice for the Big First district and our agriculture community. For decades, the Brown family has been outspoken supporters for cattle farmers. Just last year her grandfather, Paul Brown, was inducted into the Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame. I am proud to have constituents as passionate about agriculture as I am, and I can’t wait to see all the work that she will do for the beef industry. Trista, this is a great accomplishment, and I am very proud, thank you for your hard work and devotion to the agriculture community!”

Trista is looking forward to this opportunity to serve her fellow beef producers in this role. “The agricultural community has given me so much throughout my life, and it is an honor to give back in any way I am able,” Priest said. “I am excited to work with fellow beef industry leaders to create and improve opportunities for U.S. beef at home and abroad.”

To learn more about the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board and the Beef Checkoff, visit


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