Nev., February 5, 2008 – The National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) has hired two new field representatives for the High Plains and the Southeastern United States. Both began serving those regions at the end of January.
Nate Jeager will serve NCBA affiliates and members in the Southeast region of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Florida. He will be based in Birmingham, Ala. Jeager grew up on a cattle operation, and comes to NCBA with four years of valuable industry experience with Laura's Lean Beef and AgInfoLink. He holds a master's degree in agriculture from Colorado State University in the Beef Industry Leadership program.
As the High Plains region field representative, Steve Drevet will serve NCBA affiliates and members in Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa. He brings more than 25 years of varied experience in agriculture to the position, having taught vocational agriculture, conducted USDA audits of processors, and worked in agricultural sales and marketing. Drevet holds a master of science degree in agriculture and vocational-technical education from Middle Tennessee State University. Throughout his career, he has worked his own cow/calf operation. Steve will be based out of his home in Massena, Iowa.
NCBA also has field representatives in the Northwest, Southwest and East-Central regions.
“NCBA's member service department now has five field representatives as well as a customer service team based in Denver,” says NCBA Affiliate Relations and Member Services Vice President Polly Ruhland. “We continue to expand to better serve our 30,000-plus producer-members nationwide. With an accomplished team of lobbyists and experts in Washington, D.C., an unmatched producer education program and a myriad of other member benefits and services, we serve our members as they direct NCBA's policy into the future of the beef industry.”