ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — Once again, the Angus Foundation will sponsor a young Angus leader to attend the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Young Cattlemen’s Conference (YCC). The application deadline is January 12, 2018, and the application can be found on the Angus Foundation website.
The YCC offers young leaders a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience all aspects of the beef industry firsthand. Attendees participate in a week-long nationwide tour of the beef production chain from the ranch to the packing plant, through marketing and regulatory affairs, and ending at consumer foodservice. Along the way, they also get to meet other movers and shakers in the beef industry.
“We are thrilled to sponsor one outstanding young Angus breeder to attend the Young Cattlemen’s Conference,” said Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president. “I encourage anyone interested in learning more about the beef industry to apply for this unique opportunity.”
The Angus Foundation covers travel costs and registration fees for one attendee. Applicants must be between 25-50 years old, an active member in good standing with the American Angus Association® and also must be an active NCBA member.
Adams, Tennessee, native Lake Elliott, Robert Elliott & Sons Angus, represented the Angus Foundation during the 2017 YCC and said it was truly an honor to be chosen to represent the Angus breed at this event.
“I learned about many different things,” he said. “It was neat to see how hard they work on legislation that affects us today and down the road—how it will affect my kids and grandkids.”
For more information on YCC, the Angus Foundation or a list of previous Angus YCC participants, visit angusfoundation.org.
–Sarah Hill, Angus Media
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