Uden Named National Cattleman's Association President for 2017
Craig Uden, a fourth-generation cattleman from Cozad, Neb., has been named president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA). He served as the organization’s president-elect in 2016. The NCBA board of directors approved the succession at its Feb. 4 annual meeting during the 2017 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in Nashville, Tenn.
Uden is a partner in Darr Feedlot, Inc., a commercial cattle feeding operation, and with his wife, Terri, also owns and manages three commercial cow-calf operations. He has been involved with NCBA since the mid-1980s, serving in leadership positions on numerous committees and as Policy Division vice chair in 2014. He was the Federation Division chair in 2012, and in 2015 served as NCBA vice president.
Uden has also been active in his state cattle organizations, serving as president of the Nebraska Beef Council. He has served on the Nebraska Cattlemen Board of Directors as a committee chair and vice chair, the Nebraska Cattlemen Research & Education Foundation, and is involved in the Nebraska Feedlot Council.
A graduate of the University of Nebraska, Uden is active in numerous other local and state organizations. He is past chairman and elder of Trinity Lutheran Church in Lexington, on the board of the Dawson County Ag Society, is a member and past chair of the Dawson County Cattlemen’s Association, and is a 4-H leader.
Initiated in 1898, the NCBA is the oldest and largest association of U.S. beef producers, and is the marketing organization and trade association for America’s cattle farmers and ranchers. With offices in Denver and Washington, D.C., NCBA is a consumer-focused, producer-directed organization representing the largest segment of the nation’s food and fiber industry.