Jane Frost, a commercial cow/calf producer from San Jon, has been elected Region VI vice president for the Federation of State Beef Councils, a division of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), based in Denver.
New Mexico is part of NCBA’s Region VI, which also includes Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada and Utah. Frost will serve as a grassroots representative for beef councils and producers in these states on initiatives of the national beef checkoff program, a beef market development fund. She will also serve on NCBA’s national executive committee.
Frost has served in a number of leadership roles in local and state cattle industry organizations, including the Quay County Cattle Growers, the Wagon Wheel Cowbelles, the New Mexico Beef Council (in Albuquerque) and the New Mexico Cattle Growers.
At the national level, she has been a member of NCBA’s executive committee, chairman of Beef Industry Council’s retail and beef marketing committee, a member of the advertising and research committees under the National Live Stock and Meat Board and a member of the checkoff’s New Product and Culinary Initiatives Committee.
She has also been active in supporting agriculture at the community level, serving as an adviser for 4-H and FFA leadership trainings, as a public speaker at agriculture events and as an organizer of youth activities highlighting the beef industry.