State and Regional Projects

Some states are working to engage their producers, haulers, and packing plant personnel to apply the National SBS Plan to the uniqueness of their beef industry. Available state/region specific information is provided below. Is your state working on a plan but is not listed? Contact us

Read the Regional Planning Meeting Summary Report from the March 2020 meeting between Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas.


The Colorado Department of Agriculture has developed emergency disease response guidance for cow-calf producers and feedlots specific to Colorado and looks forward to continue working with beef producers, livestock transporters, and packers.

Project Contact:


Kansas Implementation of the SBS Plan website

The Kansas Department of Agriculture is working with beef producers, haulers, and packers through outreach workshops and biosecurity plan development to increase awareness of Kansas’ approach to animal movement in an FMD outbreak.

Project Contact:

  • Emily Voris, Animal Health Planner, Kansas Department of Agriculture, (o) 785-210-7741,


Minnesota is working to implement the SBS Plan with beef producers, livestock transporters, and packers through collaboration with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Minnesota Board of Animal Health, USDA, University of Minnesota, Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association, Minnesota Beef Council, and Iowa State University. 

Project Contact:

  • Ashley Kohls, Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association; 763-479-1011;