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Bison ranch co-owner is national association president

Statement issued Thursday by the National Bison Association:

Peter Cook, co-owner of Cook’s Bison Ranch in Wolcottville, Indiana, was named President of the National Bison Association this past week in Denver, CO at the annual conference. He had currently been serving at the Vice President since 2010. The position is a volunteer effort which will require working with the 13 member board and additional directors and staff members to assist the 1000+ membership in the promotion and awareness of the bison industry. Cook states, “This is a very exciting time to be a representative of the bison industry. I look forward to networking with people across the country and to both mentor new producers and to learn from others. Additionally, 2012 offers the unique opportunity to be a part of the

International Bison Conference which is being help in Quebec City, Canada this June.” Additionally, Jason Moore, co-owner of CBR Natural Meats, was named Region VI Director of the National Bison Association which covers the states of Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, Kentucky and Ohio. As Region VI Director, Jason serves as a liasion between the people of his region and the NBA. Moore says, “he is excited and looks forward to the opportunity to serve the people of his region and to bring their concerns and ideas to the national level in order to effect positive change.” Both Cook and Moore will wear multiple hats and continue to serve the bison industry to their best ability from the trenches to the top.

The National Bison Association (NBA) is a non-profit association of producers, processors, marketers and bison enthusiasts. The mission of the NBA is to bring together stakeholders to celebrate the heritage of American bison/buffalo, to educate, and to create a sustainable future for our industry. The NBA has over 1000 members in all 50 states and 10 foreign countries.

The National Bison Association reports that the U.S. buffalo business is ending 2011 in the strongest economic condition in history, and the growing popularity of naturally-raised bison has ranchers scrambling to build their herds.

“We are wrapping up one of the best years on record for the bison business,” said the association’s executive director, Dave Carter. “The connection that ranchers have forged with their customers is creating a strong foundation for continued growth as we look forward to 2012.” To read more on this story visit the NBA website.

For more information on becoming a bison producer, consumer of enthusiast, please feel free to contact us or visit CooksBisonRanch.com

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