About the Illinois Beef AssociationThe 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.
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