Beef Marketing Group announces the hiring of Anne Burkholder as a member of the BMG Quality Assurance Team, effective Feb. 1. Burkholder will also work on BMG projects such as sustainability, transportation, and cattle handling.
Burkholder writes the popular blog, Feed Yard Foodie. Her efforts in social media originally began in 2011 as a way to tell the real story of beef, “written by someone who actually gets their hands dirty”. Burkholder’s work in both social media outreach as well as improving animal welfare for beef cattle led to the receipt of numerous awards including: Beef Quality Assurance’s “Producer of the Year” 2009, Vance Publishing “Under 40 in Agriculture” 2014, and Beef Magazine’s “Trail Blazer Award” 2013. She currently serves as a member of the Tyson Fresh Meats Animal Well-Being Committee. Burkholder and her husband Matt are the former owner/operators of Will Feed, Inc. in Cozad, Neb.
In her new role, Burkholder will provide quality assurance audit services to all BMG Nebraska Feed Yards to ensure their compliance to BMG’s trademarked Progressive Beef Program. The objective of the Progressive Beef Program is to assure our customers that we are doing everything possible to produce safe beef from well-cared for animals in a sustainable way. To learn more about the Progressive Beef Program and the advantages of being a Beef Marketing Group participating feed yard, go to www.beefmarketinggroup.com.
Burkholder and her family will reside in Cozad, Neb., where she will be centrally located to the BMG yards.