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Date: 1/14/2011

Title: Young Ranchers from Around the World to Meet in Denver for Week-Long Program Encouraging Global Cooperation among Cattle Producers

Jan. 8th Welcoming Reception to feature Dr. Temple Grandin  

What:               2011 Five Nations Beef Alliance (FNBA) Young Ranchers Program

When:              Saturday, January 8, 2011, 6 p.m.

Where:             Durango Room at the Renaissance Denver Hotel, 3801 Quebec Street, Denver

Who:                National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA), Consulate General of Canada in Denver, Five Nations Beef Alliance (FNBA) and 20 international participants for the 2nd Annual Young Ranchers Program

Why:                Build an international network of young farmers and ranchers to help shape the future direction of the cattle and beef industry.

Photo Op:        Media are invited to the reception after 8 p.m. for photo opportunities with Dr. Temple Grandin.

DENVER - On Saturday, January 8, at 6 p.m., a group of 20 young ranchers from Australia, Argentina, Mexico, the United States and Canada will arrive in Denver for the Second Annual Young Ranchers Program—a week-long international exchange program launched last year. To kick-off this year’s program, the Five Nations Beef Alliance (FNBA) – working with the National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) and the Consulate General of Canada in Denver – will co-host a welcoming reception in the Durango Room at the Renaissance Denver Hotel, located at 3801 Quebec Street in Denver 

The reception will also feature Dr. Temple Grandin, PhD. Dr. Grandin is a designer of livestock handling facilities and a Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University. Facilities designed by Dr. Grandin are located in the United States, Canada, Europe, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand, as well as other countries. She has been interviewed by numerous national television shows, radio programs and print publications, and in 2010, Time Magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people. For a full bio, please refer to the attached document.

The Young Ranchers Program was launched last year during the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) and International Livestock Congress in Denver by the FNBA in partnership with the Consulate General of Canada in Denver and the NCBA. The objective of the program is to build an international network to help shape the future direction of the industry.  

The initiative was successful and has helped connect the next generation of beef and cattle producers from around the world to work together on industry opportunities and challenges. For more information, view the following YouTube video—made by last year’s participants to showcase responsible agricultural practices from around the world—at  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcVpAs2FvMI.

This year, the program will be held from January 8 to 15, 2011, again in Denver. During the week, the group of 20 young ranchers from Australia, Argentina, Mexico, the United States and Canada will meet with local cattle industry stakeholders to exchange experiences and ways of doing business, as well as continue building upon a network of young up-and-coming leaders in an industry that’s increasingly dependent on global cooperation. Program highlights include:  
  • Saturday, Jan. 8, 6 p.m.: Welcome reception with Dr. Temple Grandin at the Renaissance Denver Hotel’s Durango Room (3801 Quebec Street, Denver, CO).
  • Wednesday Jan. 12:

Ø       8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.Young Ranchers Roundtable at Canadian Consulate (1625 Broadway, Denver, CO), including discussion on “How do we work together for the betterment of the world cattle industry and beef production”.

Ø       3 p.m. – Meeting with GrowSafe, an innovative Canadian feed technology on exhibit at the National Western Stock Show, on NWSS grounds.

  • Thursday Jan. 13, 2:30 p.m.: Visit to Colorado State University at Fort Collins, including meeting at the Agricultural Research, Development and Education Center for three interactive programs.

BACKGROUND  

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association: The National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) has represented America's cattle producers since 1898, preserving the heritage and strength of the industry through education and public policy. As the largest association of cattle producers, NCBA works to create new markets and increase demand for beef.  Efforts are made possible through membership contributions. To join, contact NCBA at 1-866-BEEF-USA or membership@beef.org.

The Consulate General of Canada in Denver: The Consulate General of Canada in Denver represents the Government of Canada in the four-state Rocky Mountain region of Colorado, Montana, Utah and Wyoming. Areas of operation include Trade & Investment; Political, Economic Relations & Public Affairs; and Management and Consular Services. For more information on these events, contact Kim O'Neil, Consul and Agriculture Specialist, at kim.oneil@international.gc.ca. For all press inquiries, contact Jennifer Cook, Communications & Cultural Affairs Officer.

The Five Nations Beef Alliance (FNBA): FNBA consists of beef producer associations from five countries. The five member groups, consisting of the Canadian Cattlemen's Association (CCA), the Cattle Council of Australia, Meat and Wool New Zealand, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (United States) and the Confederacion Nacional de Organizaciones Ganaderas (Mexico), represent over half of the world’s beef exports. The goal of this group is to increase the overall demand for beef while eliminating non-scientific and political trade restrictions. Its key strength is that all five countries are collaborating on industry issues and initiatives, such as animal health, and they aim to be consistent as they approach these issues.FNBA consists of beef producer associations from five countries. The five member groups, consisting of the Canadian Cattlemen's Association (CCA), the Cattle Council of Australia, Meat and Wool New Zealand, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (United States) and the Confederacion Nacional de Organizaciones Ganaderas (Mexico), represent over half of the world’s beef exports. The goal of this group is to increase the overall demand for beef while eliminating non-scientific and political trade restrictions. Its key strength is that all five countries are collaborating on industry issues and initiatives, such as animal health, and they aim to be consistent as they approach these issues.



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