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: Justin Clapper, Bedford County
Vice President: Ezra Swope, Bedford County
Secretary: Scotty Miller, Lancaster County
Treasurer: Ned Hower, Northampton County
Dr. Justin Cunfer, Carbon County
Bobbi Dunn, Crawford County
Gavin Howe, Centre County
Scott Rhoads, Somerset County
Adam Zurin, Lancaster County
Gene Trowbridge, Susquehanna County
Nichole Hockenberry, PA Beef Council Representative
Ben Williamson, Penn State University
Russell Redding, PA Secretary of Agriculture
Greg Hostetter, PA Deputy Secretary of Agriculture for Animal Health and Food Safety
President Justin Clapper, Treasurer Ned Hower, Bobbi Dunn, Adam Zurin, Administrative Assistant Michelle Kirk, Secretary Scotty Miller, Scott Rhoads, Vice President Ezra Swope, Dr. Justin Cunfer
Missing from photo: Gavin Howe, Nichole Hockenberry, Ben Williamson, Gene Trowbridge