Disaster Relief Fund Established to Help Cattlemen Affected by Recent Snow and Ice Storms

Published on January 19th, 2007 | by

Ncflogo Thousands of family farms and ranch operations in the High Plains region have been devastated by a recent snow and ice storm.  Many remain without power and other utilities, and roads are impassable in many areas due to heavy snow, icy conditions, and downed utility lines. 

The National Cattleman’s Beef Association (NCBA) has established a disaster relief effort specifically dedicated to helping cattlemen affected by these conditions.  This relief campaign will be similar to NCBA’s recent hurricane relief efforts, which assisted thousands of farm and ranch families in need in the Gulf Coast Region. 

NCBA is coordinating this effort in cooperation with the National Cattlemen’s Foundatoin (NCF) and state and local cattlemen’s associations.  Monetary donations can be made to the National Cattlemen’s Foundation.  These donations are tax deductible, and 100 percent of every contribution will directly assist families struggling to keep their farms and ranches operating under these difficuly conditions. 

Credit Card donations can be made by calling 1866-BEEF-USA (866-233-3872) with Visa, MasterCard,and American Express.  Online contributions can also be made here.

Contributions by check can be made payable to the National Cattlemen’s Foundation, with "disaster relief" included on the memo line.  These checks can be mailed to:

National Cattlemen’s Foundation

Disaster Relief Fund

9110 East Nichols Ave, Suite 300

Centennial, CO 80112

Those wishing to donate hay, trucking services. or equipment should contact Courtney Pollock of NCBA at (303) 850-3393.

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John-Paul Maxfield is the founder of Waste Farmers. Waste Farmers is a next generation sustainable agricultural company focused on helping humanity meet current and future food demands, while decreasing agriculture’s environmental footprint. The Company started in 2009 with $9,000 and a belief that idealism and capitalism can coexist. Today Waste Farmers has evolved into an innovator respected by leaders in the global community for developing simple solutions to the complex problems of modern agriculture and food security. Prior to starting Waste Farmers, John-Paul founded the "The Inspired Economist", a blog focused on covering the people, places, ideas, and technologies inspiring positive change and redefining capitalism. In addition, John-Paul served as an Associate a private equity group specializing in small to mid cap service companies. In this capacity he focused on planning, forecasting, budgeting, and performance evaluation of MBH and its designated subsidiaries. Prior to joining MBH, John-Paul was an Analyst with Alvarez and Marsal where he spent the majority of his time on a team that aided Louisiana’s Recovery School District with the restoration of public schools post Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. John-Paul is active in the Colorado community, serving on the Board of the Rocky Mountain MS Center. In 2007 he was selected as one of the “Fifty for the Future” by the Colorado Statesman and is a graduate of the inaugural class of Impact Denver. John-Paul holds a BA from the University of Colorado.