DENVER — Registration and housing for the 2019 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade show is now open. The annual convention will be held in New Orleans, La., Jan. 30 – Feb. 1, 2019. Advanced registration is now open, and its recommended attendees register early, as convenient housing will fill quickly. Annual meetings of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, the Cattlemen’s Beef Board, American National CattleWomen, CattleFax and National Cattlemen’s Foundation will be held at this event.
Convention participants will gather insights on industry trends at a CattleFax Outlook Seminar, enjoy an evening of entertainment from country music entertainers Big & Rich, hear from NFL Hall of Famer and Super Bowl champion Terry Bradshaw at the Opening General Session, be part of the country’s largest cattle industry trade show (with more than 300 exhibitors on more than 6 ½ acres), work with other industry leaders on both beef checkoff and NCBA policy efforts, and appreciate fellowship with thousands of other cattle producers from around the country. And that just scratches the surface of the event.
The convention will again be preceded by 26th annual Cattlemen’s College, which is famous for stimulating and thought-provoking sessions that can help generate high returns for cattle operations. The event will begin on Jan. 29 with an afternoon session featuring Temple Grandin, be followed by an evening reception and be continued the next morning with a morning full of educational sessions.
In addition, the National Environmental Stewardship Award winner will be named, and some of the industry’s most cutting-edge individuals will be recognized at the Best of Beef Breakfast.
NCBA President and California cattleman Kevin Kester says the convention is the highlight of the year for many of the people who attend. “Combining the education, information, entertainment, engagement and important decision-making opportunities, the convention is what many producers look forward to every year,” says Kester. “This year’s event in New Orleans presents a welcome new and entertaining opportunity to explore a different part of the country, while retaining traditional elements of the convention we have come to expect and appreciate.”
To register and secure housing for the 2019 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show, visit www.beefusa.org.
–National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
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