Team BEEF is About the Message
She and her husband, Chance, own and operate a ranch south of Isabel, South Dakota. They raise Black Angus and Gelbvieh crosses mostly, along with a few Herefords.
Anderson’s friends were apart of Team BEEF.
“I just heard about it through that way and being an owner of a ranch and growing up on a ranch, I thought it really promotes the heart of what we are. It was a great fit,” she said.
Anderson said Team BEEF is another way to reach out to people that don’t normally have
“Maybe their only connection is having it on a plate or in a store and having that connection with us helps,” Anderson said. “When I ran at Grandma’s Half Marathon in Duluth, when people saw the jersey they were yelling ‘go, beef!
People make the connection, she said, to the point people ask her “do you have a ranch? Are you affected by the prices? Is it as bad as we hear?”
Anderson said it’s about getting the nutrition part of beef out, but also the industry as a whole. The team also makes her more conscious of what she eats, though steak is still her family’s first choice.
“I think it’s a great opportunity. By no means do I classify
Team BEEF has helped motivate Anderson because a person is working on something bigger than themselves. It’s a commitment and accountability to the beef industry to get the word out there. It’s not just about running, but about the industry and how everyone is affected by it.
And while her husband doesn’t run, Anderson said he is almost at every race as moral support.