Every year, the Angus Foundation sponsors one individual to attend the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Young Cattlemen’s Conference (YCC). The application, due Friday, Jan. 10, can be found at www.angusfoundation.org. The Foundation’s sponsorship covers flight costs and registration fees. The applicant must be between the ages of 25 to 50 and a NCBA member.
YCC allows young leaders the chance to see first-hand and further understand all aspects of the beef industry. Attendees participate in a nationwide tour of the beef production chain from ranch to feedlot to packing plant, through marketing and regulatory affairs and finally ending at consumer foodservice.
“YCC is an experience all Angus breeders should consider when broadening their industry awareness,” says Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president. “This opportunity helps participants enhance cattle industry knowledge for themselves and the consumer public through effective communications.”
Recent YCC tours have began at the NCBA headquarters in Denver, Colo., then traveled to Swift & Company headquarters, visited a feedyard in Kansas, a packing plant in South Dakota, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, and seedstock operations in Virginia, before the trip ends in Washington D.C., which includes stops at USDA, the Capitol, the White House and the Department of the Interior.
“Because education is such an important part of the Angus Foundation, we are pleased to be able to continue the support of an Angus breeder to YCC,” says Jenkins.
For more information on YCC, the Angus Foundation or a list of previous Angus YCC representatives, visit www.angusfoundation.org.
About the Angus Foundation
The Angus Foundation was established in 1980 as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization to support Angus education, youth and research. To learn more about the Angus Foundation and the programs it supports, call the American Angus Association® at 816-383-5100 or go to www.angusfoundation.org.