Three Cattle Producers Join Tennessee Beef Industry Council Board of Directors

The Tennessee Beef Industry Council (TBIC) is pleased to welcome Michael Simpson of McMinnville, Gary Daniel of Cypress Inn, and Terry Snyder of Mountain City to its Board of Directors.

Michael and Stacey Simpson of McMinnville, TN.

Michael and Stacey Simpson of McMinnville, TN.

Simpson manages the day-to-day operations of his family’s Warren County Livestock sale barn in McMinnville, TN. He also is a cow-calf producer and runs a stocker cattle business. He and his wife Stacey are raising their four children who are all under the age of nine. While on the TBIC Board of Directors, Simpson represents the Tennessee Livestock Marketing Association.

“I can tell already that this Board has a true heart for the beef industry and is really trying to conduct business the right way,” said Simpson. “I am thrilled to be a part of something that does our industry good.

Snyder is the owner and manager of Snyder Cattle Company in Mountain City, TN where he backgrounds feeder cattle and is the retired manager of Tri State Growers, Inc. He and his wife Diana raised their two children who are Brian and Candida. While on the TBIC Board of Directors, Snyder represents the Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation.

“I’ve been involved in the cattle business my whole life and consider it to be a privilege to serve and give back to it,” said Snyder.

Daniel is a cow-calf producer and is passionate about helping the beef community educate consumers.

“We have the greatest staff and Board at the TBIC. The Beef Checkoff is great for the beef industry, adding value of $11 for every $1 collected. I look forward to being involved with decisions on how best to spend the promotional dollars and the opportunity to enhance beef’s message in Tennessee,” said Daniel.

Gary Daniel

Gary Daniel of Cypress Inn, TN.

The TBIC Board is made up of 12 Directors and two advisors. These cattlemen and women represent entities across the state of Tennessee and are put in place to help direct promotion and education of beef to consumers.

“The TBIC continues to be blessed with outstanding leadership,” said Valerie Bass, executive director of the TBIC. “The men and women that serve on this board are dedicated to making the right and best decisions when managing producer dollars.”

For more information on the TBIC, please visit and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter: @TNBeefCouncil.


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