Inside the U.S. Meat Export Federation with President & CEO Dan Halstrom and Chairman Cevin Jones…
The BARN – Briggsdale, CO – July 22, 2020 – The Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting will feature meetings of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion & Research Board, American National CattleWomen, Inc. and the National Cattlemen’s Foundation. Of course the cattle industry comes together twice a year to discuss current issues as a group, to work on programs and initiatives, and to set the course we should take with our various projects for the betterment of the beef cattle industry. With that upcoming event in mind….joining the Colorado Ag News Network and FarmCast Radio at this time is not only US Meat Export Federation President and CEO Dan Halstrom, but also USMEF Chairman Cevin Jones, who is a cattle feeder from Eden, Idaho…
About Dan Halstrom, President and CEO, Denver, Colorado
As USMEF president and CEO, Dan Halstrom oversees and coordinates programs and activities in 18 regions around the world. Halstrom works to ensure that the federation creates new opportunities and develops existing international markets for U.S. beef, pork, lamb and veal. Dan also oversees USMEF’s relations with its membership and the industry and works closely with all nine sectors of the federation. Dan joined USMEF in 2010 after 27 years in the meat industry with Swift & Company, originally based in Chicago (now doing business as JBS based in Greeley, Colorado). As USMEF senior vice president of marketing, Dan was responsible for coordination of programs facilitating the marketing of U.S. beef, pork, and lamb. In addition, Dan oversaw industry relations and membership activities for USMEF. Dan assumed the role of USMEF president in September 2017 and became president and CEO on December 1, 2017. He is an ex officio member of the USMEF Executive Committee. Dan began his role at Swift as a management trainee, and spent several years at the plant level before moving into commercial sales and eventually into international sales where he spent most of his career. As senior vice president of the international division for Swift/JBS (2000-2010), he oversaw global beef and pork operations for the world’s largest red meat company. Dan was also an active member of USMEF for many years, including various volunteer positions and officer roles with the USMEF Executive Committee from 2005-2007, which culminated as Chairman in 2008. A graduate of the University of Iowa, Dan was born and raised near Cherokee, Iowa, on a 1,000-acre grain farm with a 3,000-head cattle backgrounding operation.
About Cevin Jones, Chair, Eden, Idaho
Along with his brother and other family members, Cevin Jones operates Intermountain Beef, a custom feedlot. He served as chairman of the Federation of State Beef Councils and on the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) board of directors. He is a past winner of the Idaho Cattle Feeder of the Year Award.
The mission of USMEF is “to increase the value and profitability of the U.S. beef, pork and lamb industries by enhancing demand for their products in export markets through a dynamic partnership of all stakeholders.” Simply put, USMEF is “Putting U.S. Meat on the World’s Table.” Learn more online @ www.usmef.org