COLUMBIA, MISSOURI (Feb. 12, 2013) – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) elected Don Pemberton, Richland, Mo., as the organization’s vice president at the 2013 Cattle Industry Convention in Tampa , Fla. “I grew up in Missouri and worked on my family’s cattle business. After school, I moved to Kentucky, but when I had a chance to move back to Richland, my family and I took it,” said Pemberton.
Pemberton grew up working on his family’s cow/calf, stocker and livestock order buying business. He graduated from Drury College, Springfield, Mo., with a double major in business administration and economics and received his master’s in business administration. He then moved to Kentucky and worked for Schering-Plough Animal Health.
“NCBA is very important; just like the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association (MCA) is important to Missouri cattlemen. The way I look at it is MCA will take care of our cattlemen in Jefferson City and NCBA looks out for cattlemen in Washington, D.C. and internationally,” said Pemberton. “I look forward to working for all cattlemen this year and the years to come.” MCA Executive Vice President Mike Deering said Pemberton will serve NCBA and its 45 state affiliates well. “Although Don spent much of his involvement in NCBA through the Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association, we are thrilled that he is back in his native Missouri,” said Deering. “It is an honor to have a Missourian moving up the ladder at the national level. There is no doubt Don’s leadership will empower cattlemen to take ownership of their state and national associations.”