September 1, 2006
Gov. Rick Perry has announced the appointment of Daniel Dierschke of Austin to the Farm and Ranch Lands Conservation Council for a term to expire Feb. 1, 2009. The council advises and assists the land commissioner with administration of the Farm and Ranch Lands Conservation Program. The purpose of the program is to enable and facilitate the purchase and donation of agricultural conservation easements.
Dierschke is a fifth generation Texas agricultural producer. He and his wife Marilynn are cow calf producers in Travis and Caldwell Counties.
Dierschke served five years as Travis County FB President. He was elected to the Texas Farm Bureau board of directors in 2000 and serves as the director of District 8, which is made up of 17 central Texas counties. Dierschke is past chairman of the Texas Beef Council. He was recently appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture to serve on the Cattlemen's Beef Promotion and Research Board, where he serves as vice chairman of the international markets committee. The Cattleman's Beef Promotion and Research Board is comprised of 104 individuals appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture to oversee the administration of the national Beef Checkoff program.
Dierschke is also a member of the executive committee of the United States Meat Export Federation and serves on the technical subcommittee on farmland preservation of the United States Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service in Texas.