Beef Improvement Federation

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Save the Date: 2021 BIF Annual Meeting
& Research Symposium

June 22-25, 2021 • Iowa Events Center, Des Moines, Iowa


2020 BIF Symposium Highlights Posted to Schedule Page

Presentation and Powerpoint archives are posted online to the schedule page.


BIF Announces Seedstock, Commercial Producer Award Winner Finalists

BIF announced finalists for its Seedstock and Commercial Producer awards on Friday, May 22. Both developed in 1972, the Seedstock Producer Award recognizes outstanding seedstock producers across the nation while the Commercial Producer Award recognizes commercial producers for their dedication to improving the beef industry at the commercial level.

Finalists for this year’s Seedstock Producer Award are Grund Beef Genetics, Town Creek Farm, and Yon Family Farms. The winner of the Seedstock Producer Award will be announced during the BIF Symposium Online Awards program Wednesday, June 10 at 1 p.m. CDT.

Commercial Producer Award finalists are Brentwood Farms, Kempfer Cattle Company and Vest Ranches. The Commercial Producer Award will be presented Tuesday, June 9 at 1 p.m. CDT.

 


BIF Online Symposium Program Announced

This year’s BIF Research Symposium and Convention moves to virtual event scheduled for the week of June 8.

It was announced on April 2 the Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) board of directors, along with the Florida 2020 BIF Research Symposium and Convention committee, made the decision to transition this year’s conference to an online format due to COVID-19.

BIF leadership is in the process of planning an updated symposium online. “Our BIF program committee working with the Florida group has honed the original schedule to work in the new online format,” says Joe Mushrush, BIF vice president and program chairman. “Our goal is to provide learning opportunities that will help producers continue to improve their bottom line focused on beef improvement. As our President Tommy Clark said last week, ‘Our mission as an organization is intact during this challenging time and we will continue to provide educational programing focused on how the beef industry can enhance value through genetic improvement.’”

The virtual event will be hosted online the week of June 8 starting at noon CDT each day. The conference will be hosted on the Zoom webinar platform. By mid-May, participants will be able to register for the event, find a detailed schedule and Zoom tutorials on the BIF website.

2020 BIF award winners, including Seedstock and Commercial Producers of the Year, Pioneer and Continuing Service award winners will be recognized during the online symposium.

>> Tentative Schedule


BIF Continues to Expand Reach Transitioning to Online Symposium in 2020

This year’s BIF Research Symposium and Convention moves to virtual event scheduled for the week of June 8.

The BIF board of directors along with the Florida 2020 BIF Research Symposium and Convention committee have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation, with particular consideration to its effect on this year’s convention.

“Due to increasing concerns around this evolving situation and standing by our commitment to keeping the safety of our participants, volunteers and partners as our top priority — we’ve made the decision to transition this year’s conference to an online format,” announces Tommy Clark, BIF president.

BIF leadership is in the process of planning an updated symposium online. At this time the virtual event will be hosted online the week of June 8. >> Read more