The Center for Beef Excellence is a non-profit organization and was originally established in 2008 as part of Governor Edward G. Rendell’s Pennsylvania Beef Task Force.
CBE seeks to partner with others in the beef industry to achieve our vision of creating a “vibrant, cohesive Pennsylvania beef industry”.
The mission of CBE is: “To foster collaboration, drive profitability and enhance productivity for Pennsylvania beef
CBE initiatives focus on education, production and management, advisory teams and support to other organizations to strengthen the beef industry across Pennsylvania.
Board of Directors
The Center for Beef Excellence is run by a volunteer Board of Directors from across Pennsylvania.
President: Scott Rhoads, Somerset County
Vice President: Scotty Miller, Lancaster County
Secretary: Bobbi Dunn, Crawford County
Treasurer: Ezra Swope, Bedford County
Gavin Howe, Centre County
Ned Hower, Northampton County
Dr. Laurie Joseph, Westmoreland County
Scott Rhoads, Somerset County
Adam Zurin, Lancaster County
Justin Clapper, Bedford County
Nichole Hockenberry, PA Beef Council Representative
Ben Williamson, Penn State University
Russell Redding, PA Secretary of Agriculture
Greg Hostetter, Executive Deputy Secretary, PA Department of Agriculture
Justin Clapper, Ned Hower, Secretary Bobbi Dunn, Adam Zurin, Executive Assistant Michelle Kirk, Vice President Scotty Miller, President Scott Rhoads, Treasurer Ezra Swope
Missing from photo: Gavin Howe, Nichole Hockenberry, Ben Williamson, Dr. Laurie Joseph