Ann Marie Bosshamer
Bosshamer is currently the executive director of the Nebraska Beef Council where she leads a team to collect and manage beef checkoff funds in the state of Nebraska. In 2015 checkoff collections totaled $9.2 million. Of those funds, $3.5 million are managed by the Nebraska Beef Council for the state. Known throughout Nebraska as the "Voice of Beef," Bosshamer has made countless presentations to producer groups and has narrated dozens of radio advertisements to promote beef.
Communicating beef to a national and international audience is a passion of Bosshamer's. She works with the Nebraska Department of Agriculture to share the story of beef to international guests and other influencer groups. Her tours for national media and agricultural influencers have helped define Nebraska in the national psyche as a place where people care about animals and nurture the land.
In addition, Bosshamer is a leader in youth mentorship. She has committed many hours to youth and students, having made several presentations to classes at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The Nebraska Beef Team, created by Bosshamer over 10 years ago, has become a national model for beef education. A joint program with UNL, the Nebraska Beef Team places students in grocery stores to provide credible information and help customers select and cook great beef.
Bosshamer graduated from UNL with a degree in diversified agriculture in 1992. She worked as a Nebraska Extension assistant in Lancaster County until she began her career with the Nebraska Beef Council in 1996.
Bosshamer was honored at the Block and Bridle Club Honors Banquet on April 30 at 6 p.m. at the Nebraska East Union.