The Foundation is a 501(c)3 not for profit corporation formed in 2009. B.E.E.F. is affiliated with Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) which was founded in 1961. The Foundation is dedicated to making a great breed of cattle even better through scientific research, education of the breed's future leaders and providing valuable information to the public about the Beefmaster Breed as superior meat production animal.
The motivation to form the Foundation came from Dr. Tommy Perkins speaking at BBU's January 2009 strategic planning meeting in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Perkins envisioned the need for a foundation to be formed which could spearhead valuable research into
the genetic make-up of the Beefmaster breed while providing BBU membership a means to gift scarce tax deductible monies to assure the future of the breed. Understanding the importance of Dr. Perkin's vision, two BBU members took up the challenge and completed the formation process in July 2009.
The future of any human endeavor is the next generation of leaders being prepared and able to carry on where the prior generation leaves off. The current generation must invest in its youth to produce the strongest, best educated individuals. The Foundation through its scholarship program intends to attract, educate and retain young women and men who will become leaders in BBU, their communities and the agricultural industry.
The Foundation is staffed 100% with volunteers. No salaries are paid. Therefore, compared to the typical foundation, a very large portion of every dollar goes back into education and research.
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