LEXINGTON — The Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association Convention is one of the largest gatherings of cattle producers in Kentucky each year and is tasked with educating and preparing for the year ahead. Unfortunately, the current pandemic has presented many challenges that make bringing people together difficult. After thoughtful discussions amongst attendees and the convention center, and with the health and safety of our attendees in mind, KCA has made the difficult decision to make the 2021 Convention a virtual event.
The KCA Virtual Convention will take place over three days, January 12, 13, and 15, 2021. The event will kick-off on Tuesday evening, January 12, with the Beef Efficiency Conference that will focus on Designing Beef Production Programs for the Consumer. The 2021 Forages Conference will highlight Improving Hay Quality in Kentucky on Wednesday, January 13. The week will end on Friday, January 15 with the Regional Caucuses followed by the Business Session and Awards Ceremony. Highlights of Friday’s event include state and national updates, election of new officers and Hall of Fame awards.
“While we’re disappointed that we had to cancel our in-person Convention, we are working to make the KCA Virtual Convention a great one! We continue to be so thankful for the strength, flexibility, and support the KCA community has exhibited during this pandemic. KCA is proud to serve you and Kentucky’s beef industry,” stated Jeff Pettit, KCA Convention Chairman.
Attendees will be able to register beginning Monday, December 21 via Zoom for each event and more details will be released in the coming weeks. For up-to-date convention information, FAQ and full agenda visit www.kycattle.org/convention.html.
The Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association, a grassroots organization with 99 chapters in 120 counties, works to protect, advance and be a strong voice for the state’s 38,000 + cattle producers. For more information visit www.kycattle.org.
— Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association
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