Young Producers' Council

At the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), we understand that Gen-X-ers and Gen-Y-ers will lead the beef industry into the future. That is why we created a Young Producers’ Council (YPC) for NCBA members who are 18-35 years of age. NCBA will be a driving force in the industry’s future, and we want you to help us get there.

Mission Statement:

The Young Producers' Council will be an active player in National Cattlemen’s Beef Association policy development and will work to cultivate more peer members, as well as serve as industry advocates.


During the 2008 Summer Convention, the NCBA Board of Directors passed an interim resolution creating the Young Producers’ Council. The YPC will have a voice in the form of one council member on each NCBA policy group committee. 

Join YPC today and get involved!

Already an NCBA member?  It's free to join YPC*. You will need to log into your NCBA account to join YPC, check the Young Producers' Council box in member status section under the "my profile" tab. Please call 1-866-Beef-USA if you do not know your NCBA username or have trouble logging in.

Not an NCBA member?  Join NCBA today and become a YPC member at no additional cost. *You must be a current NCBA member between the ages of 18-35 to participate in YPC.

Member Announcements - Members Only Area »

The recruitment committee is currently seeking members to interview in order to create recruitment and promotion videos. The goal is to encapsulate the talents of young producers, their production practices and how they incorporate technology into improving the U.S. beef industry. If you would like to participate and provide an interview please contact YPC officer, Ansen Pond. For sample interview questions please review the YPC questionnaire.

Past Meetings

2013 Cattle Industry Annual Convention - Tampa, Fla. (Feb. 7, 2013)

2012 Cattle Industry Summer Conference Video - Denver, Colo. (July 26, 2012) 

2012 Cattle Industry Summer Conference Agenda - Denver, Colo. (July 26, 2012)

2012 Cattle Industry Annual Convention - Nashville, Tenn. (Feb. 2, 2012) 

YPC Cattle Call Blog

Read what young producers have to say about what's going on in the Industry and on Capitol Hill.  The blog contains pieces from a dozen different authors from all aspects of the cattle business that range in topics about their views on important legislation, how they manage their operations, and their vision for the future.  Your voice can be heard by expressing your comments on the blogs and helping to shape policy decisions through YPC. 

Read the Blog »

Additional Information


Please log into your NCBA account and check the box to join the Young Producers' Council. 

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I am an NCBA Member...
...because I think they're the greatest national association
we have in this country. And they provide wonderful
assistance and services to cattlemen across this country.  
-Bob McCan, Texas