The Texas Beef Council (TBC) continued as a long-standing supporter of the Family Career and Community Leaders of Tomorrow (FCCLA) Mystery Basket competition. Mystery Basket recognizes participants enrolled in occupational foodservice training programs for their ability to display knowledge and skill-based learning of the culinary arts. Individuals produce a single plate containing a serving of protein, starch and vegetable. More than 40 students participated in the regional competition held in Waco. The top three finalist advanced to the State FCCLA competition in April. Beef was provided as the mystery protein ingredient in the competitions.
The Texas Beef Council (TBC) conducts the $1 per head national checkoff program for Texas beef producers and is also the contractor for the Beef Promotion Research Council of Texas (BPRCT), which administers the $1 per head Texas state checkoff program. TBC’s mission is to increase beef demand in the state through programs of beef promotion, research and education. TBC also helps fund national and international beef checkoff programs to increase marketing opportunities around the globe. The BPRCT’s mission is to improve Texas producer profitability by strengthening and expanding beef demand. The TBC and the BPRCT are directed by a 20-member board of cattlemen and women representing the state’s beef producers. For more information on this and other checkoff-funded programs, please visit TexasBeefCheckoff.com or call 800- 846-4113.