CENTENNIAL, Colo. — The 2022 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show is just around the corner, and there are ways to get involved before the event. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) offers a variety of activities to get more engaged with CattleCon22, which will be held Feb. 1-3, 2022, in Houston.
Event Influencer Program
The Event Influencer program is designed to give social media gurus and cattle industry spokespeople the opportunity to work at the heart of the industry by promoting the 2022 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show. Individuals from across the country will be selected to promote, advocate and encourage attendance to events like CattleCon. Selected ambassadors will receive a complimentary 2022 convention registration, a travel credit of up to $500, a complimentary hotel room during convention, the opportunity to network with members and producers of the cattle industry, and other professional development experiences such as the ability to improve social media skills. The deadline to apply is Oct. 1, 2021.
National Anthem Contest
The 9th annual NCBA National Anthem Contest, sponsored by Norbrook, Inc., is accepting entries through Oct. 15, 2021. The contest winner will perform the “Star-Spangled Banner” at the convention’s Opening General Session as well as at the Thursday night NCBA event. The winner will also receive round trip airfare to Houston, a hotel room for three nights, free convention registration, plus a pair of boots, jeans and a shirt from Roper or Stetson. Any member of NCBA, the American National CattleWomen, the Cattlemen’s Beef Board, or family member, are eligible to participate in the contest. Previous NCBA National Anthem Contest winners are not eligible.
NCBA is offering college students a unique behind-the-scenes experience through its annual convention internship program. Up to 18 interns will be selected and will be responsible for setting up the indoor arena, assisting at committee meetings and Cattlemen’s College, posting on social media and contributing in the NCBA booth. This one-of-a-kind opportunity offers college students the ability to network with industry stakeholders throughout the beef industry and gain valuable experience. Students will also receive a one-year NCBA student membership.
Student interns must be able to work Jan. 29-Feb. 5, 2022, provide their own transportation to Houston, and be at least a junior-level college student at an accredited university at the time of the event. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, should be well-versed in all areas of social media and preferably have a background in, or working knowledge of, the cattle and/or beef industry.
Interested students must complete an online Student Internship Application by Oct. 15, 2021, and submit college transcripts, two letters of recommendation and a resume.
If you are a young beef producer, student, or farmer or rancher and are interested in attending CattleCon22, consider applying for a scholarship. Scholarship recipients receive a complimentary Education Package registration and discounted housing accommodations for three nights, Feb. 1-3, 2022. This is a great way for youth, first-timers and others to expand their network at the largest event in the beef cattle business. The application deadline is Nov. 8, 2021.
Do you have a talent that you’d like to showcase at CattleCon? Whether you’re a solo act, in a band or have a unique skit you’d like to share, we want to hear about it! Submit your talent by Nov. 8, 2021.
For more information on all of these programs, visit https://convention.ncba.org/
–National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
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