Beef Improvement Federation Research Symposium and Convention
Beef Improvement Federation Research Symposium and Convention
June 8-12, 2020 • Online Program

Becky Mills Presented BIF Ambassador Award

As a representative of the beef industry, Becky Mills has made her mark on the industry in her career as a writer and freelancer.

MANHATTAN, Kan. (June 8, 2020) — The Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) presented Becky Mills, Cuthbert, Ga., the BIF Ambassador Award June 8 during the group’s annual meeting and symposium online. This award is presented annually by BIF to a member of the media for his or her efforts in spreading the news of BIF and its principles to a larger audience.

With 40 years of experience in writing, Mills has written and freelanced for a variety of publications, such as Farm Journal, including its Hogs Today, Dairy Today and Beef Today publications; The Gulf Coast Cattleman; and Progressive Farmer. Additionally, Mills serves as a field editor for the Angus Beef Bulletin and the Angus Journal.

Becky Mills, Recipient of the 2020 BIF Ambassador award. Click here for original image.

Mills learned the importance of performance testing while working at Berry College’s bull test station near Mount Berry, Ga. Expected progeny differences (EPDs) were in the formative stages during her time in graduate school at the University of Georgia. With Drs. Curly Cook and Dan Daniels on her graduate committee, she got a more in-depth look at performance programs and BIF. She accidentally launched her career writing a short story which was published in a school paper about her experience at an artificial insemination (AI) school.

“Becky has a passion for those she writes about, and it shows both in her writing and the photos she takes to document her stories,” says Shauna Hermel, Angus Beef Bulletin editor, who presented the award. “She has a knack for taking complicated subjects and revealing their practical application through the experience of fellow producers. Combine that with her love of cattle and people, and writing to support BIF was only natural.”

For more information about this year’s symposium, including additional award winners and coverage of meeting, visit the Awards and Newsroom pages of For more information about BIF, visit

Editor’s note: This article is adapted from a news release by the Beef Improvement Federation. For more information contact Angie Stump Denton, BIF communication coordinator, at 785-562-6197. is a meeting coverage site provided by Angus Media. Coverage is made possible through the generous contributions of our site sponsors, including American Angus Association, AngusLinkSM, Albrecht Ranch, Branch View Angus Ranch, CattleVisions, Connealy Angus, Deer Valley Farm, Express Ranches, Fink Beef Genetics, Genex, Krebs Ranch, Nichols Farms, Penz Angus Ranch, Pollard Farms, Select Sires, Spur Ranch, Sydenstricker Genetics, and Yon Family Farms. For questions about this site, or to notify us of broken links, click here.