N.D. rancher named to national cattle industry post

Farm Forum

Jason Schmidt, a beef producer from Medina, N.D., has been elected as a regional vice president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Policy Division, representing the organization’s Region 7. As a regional vice president, Schmidt will serve on NCBA’s Executive Committee on behalf of beef producers in North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas. There are seven regional divisions within NCBA.

Schmidt and his family – wife Serena and children Paige, Austin, Madelyn and Ava – run a fourth-generation commercial cow-calf operation utilizing the Red Angus and Simmental breeds. They also background their calves and custom-feed cattle during the winter months.

Schmidt has been very active in local, state and national cattle organizations, holding leadership positions in the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association (NDSA), North Dakota Beef Commission (NDBC), NCBA and other groups. He served as the NDSA president, the NDBC chairman and an NCBA director. He was a 2006 participant in the Young Cattlemen’s Conference and is the former chairman of the North Dakotans for Responsible Animal Care and North Dakota Animal Stewards Coalitions.

Schmidt graduated from North Dakota State University in 1993 with a degree in animal science.