The Missouri Beef Industry Council (MBIC) is a nonprofit organization responsible for administering programs of promotion, education, and research, as well as distributing industry information. MBIC is part of a coordinated state and national effort, funded and controlled by beef producers who are assessed $1-per-head each time a beef or dairy animal is sold (checkoff dollars). Half of each dollar is forwarded to the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board (CBB) and the other half of the dollar is retained by MBIC to fund state-based programs. These state-based programs should complement and extend the industry-wide effort.
Checkoff dollars are overseen by state and national organizations and administered by the United States Department of Agriculture. Only projects that meet the criteria described in the Federal Act & Order, and fulfill the mission of the organization, can be awarded. MBIC’s priorities are intended to drive beef’s demand through:
Promoting and strengthening beef's value proposition.
Growing consumer trust in beef and beef production.
Protecting and enhancing the business climate for beef.
Driving growth in beef exports.
Have an engaging "beef-centric" idea which highlights beef promotion, research, consumer education or producer communication? WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! The Missouri Beef Industry Council is currently seeking projects to achieve our mission of getting MORE BEEF on MORE PLATES. Project funding requests are reviewed on an annual basis by MBIC's board of directors. We encourage you to review our marketing plan and funding priorities prior to completing your funding submission. Funding one year does not guarantee funding in subsequent years.
PLEASE NOTE, all funding applicants will be required to provide information on how their funding request fulfills priorities defined by MBIC and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. Additional attachments are allowed to provide a full scope of how the goal(s) of the project will be achieved. If you have received funding for the Missouri Beef Industry Council Fiscal Year 2023, an evaluation of projects completed through May 2023 is due upon submission alongside the FY24 funding application and FY24 evaluation of project(s) form. QUESTIONS? Please reach out to MBIC staff.