About the Illinois Beef Association

The Illinois Beef Association (IBA) is a service based non-profit organization that strives to be the foundation of a profitable and sustainable beef industry. Founded in 1994, the association works to advance members’ economic and legislative interests. 

The IBA Board of Directors is responsible for the association’s membership and beef checkoff programs. This board consists of 30 voting directors from across the state. The policy division represents the interests of cattlemen and women and the checkoff division focuses on producer education, consumer awareness, and product promotion. There are also additional ex-officio board members from universities and agriculture businesses in Illinois.

The Illinois cattle industry thrives on multi-generational family farms. The farmers and cattle producers of the Illinois Beef Association serve as stewards of the livestock, land, and environment entrusted to them. The IBA is a network of passionate people working together to produce high quality beef.

Policy Division Mission Statement: To serve our members and promote the viability of the beef industry in Illinois

Checkoff Division Mission Statement: To build demand for beef through education, communication and marketing


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