An Oklahoma Beef Checkoff will educate, promote and strengthen beef demand and attitudes towards ranchers.
What is the Oklahoma Beef Checkoff?
A state-level checkoff driven, controlled and managed by Oklahoma beef producers to further market, promote and educate consumers on beef and beef products.
Why is the Checkoff needed?
The additional Oklahoma Beef Checkoff dollar would be a state, producer driven checkoff that would allow Oklahomans the ability to control what to do with that dollar. It would give Oklahoma producers a greater ability to market, promote and defend beef here at home and around the globe – something producers can’t do on an individual basis.
Who will benefit from the Checkoff?
The additional Oklahoma Beef Checkoff dollar would be a state, producer driven checkoff that would give Oklahoma producers a greater ability to market, promote and defend beef here at home and around the globe – something producers can’t do on an individual basis.
Am I eligible to vote?
Any beef producer, regardless of age, is eligible to vote in the election and referendum if the producer would be required under the referendum to pay the state assessment. For purposes of this referendum, a producer may be either an individual or a legal business entity.
On November 1, 2017, eligible Oklahoma beef producers will have the opportunity to vote on a proposed state beef checkoff at any Oklahoma county extension office during each office’s normal business hours. Mail-in ballots are also available from October 2-20, 2017 by calling and requesting at 405-235-4391. Mail-in ballot requests must be made before midnight, Friday, October 20, 2017. All mail-in ballots must be postmarked by October 27, 2017; otherwise, they will be invalid.
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