Iowa beef’s new executive director

The Iowa Beef Industry Council board of directors selected Mike Anderson, of Ames, to lead as executive director of the Iowa Beef Checkoff organization.

Anderson comes to the beef council after 17 years with Iowa State Extension & Outreach where he served as program manager of 4-H, agriculture and natural resources. Anderson is experienced in personnel and program management through his background in coordinating 4-H livestock superintendents and shows at the Iowa State Fair, implementing Iowa 4-H online enrollment and identification programs and hosting several state 4-H events and activities.

Anderson is a graduate of Iowa State University with a master’s in animal science. He has been an advocate for agriculture his entire life, having played an active role on his family’s farming operation in Garner, Iowa. Anderson has 3 children: Delaney, Avery and Colin.