Krebs elected to National Leadership

WASHINGTON — At the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) virtual Winter Business Meeting, the states making up NCBA Region V elected Skye Krebs, a native of Ione, Oregon to the position of Region V Vice President for Policy during their regional caucus.

The vision of NCBA is to be the trusted leader and definitive voice of the U.S. cattle and beef industry. As an organization NCBA strives to improve business climate for producers, grow beef demand, and increase the world’s access to beef.

Throughout their three-year terms NCBA Regional Vice Presidents serve as chair of their regional membership committee. Regional Vice President’s play a critical role in coordinating regional member activities. They also coordinate regional activities and communications with the Federation Division Regional Vice Presidents from their respective regions.


“After serving on the Public Lands Council Executive Board for many years I have come to know several of the affiliated state executives, officers, and producers. I feel like I can hit the ground running and I have a bit of fuel left in my tank to serve the beef industry.  I’m excited to get started,” said Krebs.

Krebs was born and raised in Lone, Oregon. He received his Bachelor of Science in General Agriculture from Oregon State University. Krebs’ roots in the cattle industry run deep as his family has been ranching in Eastern Oregon for over 100 years. He and his wife, Penny, own and operate “Krebs Sheep Company” where they raise both sheep and cattle in Lone and Wallowa, Oregon.

Outside of his business, Krebs is active in various parts of the agriculture industry. He is a member of the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association where he currently serves as the Public Lands Council Endowment Protector Chairman, a position he has held since 2011. He also serves as the Wallowa County Animal Damage Control District Secretary. In addition, Krebs is involved in the Oregon Sheep Growers Association and the Alpha Gamma Rho Alumni Board.

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The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) has represented America’s cattle producers since 1898, preserving the heritage and strength of the industry through education and public policy.  As the largest association of cattle producers, NCBA works to create new markets and increase demand for beef.  Efforts are made possible through membership contributions. To join, contact NCBA at 1-866-BEEF-USA or