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Joe Cassady, executive director, Beef Improvement Federation, North Carolina State University; 919-513-0262; www.BIFconference.com; www.beefimprovement.org

Tom Field Honored with BIF Pioneer Award

HOUSTON, Texas. (April 19, 2012) — The Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) honored Dr. Tom Field with the Continuing Service Award during the organization's 44th annual meeting and research symposium in Houston, Texas, April 18-21. The award recognizes those who have made a significant contribution to the industry.

Dr. Field currently serves as the director of the Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Prior to this, he served as the executive director of producer education for the National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA), headquartered in Denver, Colo.

He joined NCBA after spending 18 years as a faculty member leading the Beef Cattle Management Systems in the Department of Animal Sciences at Colorado State University (CSU), where he had earned his bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. During his tenure at CSU, he authored more than 100 articles on beef cattle production and beef industry practices. He served on the NCBA committee to develop the plan for the future needs of the U.S. beef industry, and he has been actively involved in a number of educational programs, quality assurance programs and industry audits.

In addition, he has been the consultant service provider for a dozen national and international breed organizations and businesses, and he is in high demand as a speaker at regional, national and international cattle industry conferences.

Dr. Field has been a workhorse on the BIF board of directors, serving in an NCBA-appointed position since 2009. He provided leadership as the BIF Long Range Planning Committee chairman and gave vision to the BIF board and planning committee members regarding education, research, communication, and guidelines and standardization for BIF.

His accomplishments and awards are numerous and include the 2004 Distinguished Faculty Award from CSU, the Colorado Farm Bureau and American Society of Animal Science. Dr. Field is also a partner in a cow-calf business with his family in western Colorado. He and his wife, Laura, have three sons in college — Justin, Sean and Trae.

He was presented the BIF Continuing Service Award at a luncheon Thursday, April 19, in Houston.

For more information about this year's symposium, including additional award winners and coverage of the meeting and tours, visit www.BIFconference.com. For more information about the BIF organization, visit www.beefimprovement.org.




Editor's Note: This article is provided as a news release by the Beef Improvement Federation. For a high-resolution photo of the winner, additional award announcements and coverage of the meeting, visit the Awards page at www.BIFconference.com.

The Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) was formed more than 40 years ago as a means to standardize beef cattle performance programs and methodologies and to create greater awareness, acceptance and usage of these concepts of genetic improvement. BIF represents more than 40 state and national beef cattle associations. For more details about the BIF organization, contact Executive Director Joe Cassady at 919-513-0262.



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