Beef Jerky

IBIC Welcomes Accountant

Chris Freland | August 20, 2019

Contact: Chris Freland, Executive Director, Iowa Beef Industry Council, 515-296-2305

The Iowa Beef Industry Council (IBIC) is excited to welcome Sharon Kline of State Center, Iowa as our new Accountant. Kline will be leading efforts in accounting and compliance for both national and state checkoff programs in Iowa.

IBIC Chairman Janine Moore comments, “The experience Sharon brings from her strong agricultural roots, passion for the beef industry and financial background will be assets to the organization. We are happy to have Kline working on behalf of both the national and state checkoff programs.”

Kline holds a bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University and nursing licensure from Marshalltown Community College. She has been involved in the dairy business her whole life working with her family near State Center, Iowa and equally involved in the beef industry. Before her employment with IBIC, Kline worked for West Marshall High School for 12 years and Mechdyne Corporation in the human resource and payroll departments.  

Kline has three sons, 17-year-old twins who will be juniors this fall and a 13-year-old who will be in eighth grade. They are very involved in 4-H and FFA and enjoy showing cattle, pigs and sheep.

Kline joined the IBIC staff on August 19 and expressed, “I have a passion for the beef industry and look forward to this wonderful opportunity.”  

“This role is critical in ensuring compliance and strong financial records with both national and state checkoff regulations,” comments Chris Freland, Executive Director of IBIC. “Having Kline working as part of our team with her background in the beef and dairy business as well as strong financial acumen will serve IBIC well into the future.”

Sharon Kline can be reached at the Iowa Beef Industry Council or via email at [email protected].


About the Iowa Beef Industry Council: The Iowa Beef Industry Council is funded by the $1-per-head National Beef Checkoff Program and the $0.50-per-head Iowa State Beef Checkoff.  Checkoff dollars are invested in beef promotion, consumer information, research, industry information and foreign market development, all with the purpose of strengthening beef demand.  For more information, visit