Young Cattlemen’s Conference

 

Purpose
The primary objective is to develop leadership qualities in young cattlemen and expose them to all aspects of the beef industry. The tour helps these young leaders understand all areas of our industry ranging from industry structure to issues management, from production research to marketing. We would also request the participant commit to staying the entire trip.

Qualifications
For an individual to participate in the YCC, he or she must be nominated by one of NCBA’s affiliate members, be between the ages of 25 to 50 and be an NCBA member.

Program
The tour will begin in Denver with a comprehensive overview of the industry.  The group will take an in-depth look at many of the issues affecting our industry and what NCBA is doing to address these issues on behalf of its members, plus receive a comprehensive view of market information from CattleFax. The group will then travel to JBS Five Rivers Kuner Feedyard, one of the nation’s largest cattle feeding operations, a one-time capacity of over 100,000 head located in Northern Colorado. We will then tour the JBS Greeley facility, one of the nation’s largest beef packing and processing plants. JBS will host the group and will be sharing with them their views of the beef industry from a processor standpoint.  Chicago is the next destination. Here the group will visit the Chicago Board of Trade & OSI, Inc. one of the nation’s premiere beef patty manufacturers. The participants will then travel to the nation’s Capitol. Here they will get a chance to meet with their respective congressmen and senators. In addition, the group will visit with a number of regulatory agencies that make decisions affecting agriculture.

Dates
May 29-June 7, 2019

Nomination Process
Nomination must be submitted by a NCBA affiliate organization or affiliated national beef breed association. To find out how you can get involved, contact your state affiliate today! 

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the nomination process begin?
Nominations for the upcoming trip open in January of that calendar year.  

How can I get involved?
All nomination must be submitted by a NCBA affiliate organization or affiliated national beef breed association and they process varies from affiliate to affiliate.  To find out how you can get involved, contact your state affiliate today!

What are the trip requirements?
For an individual to participate in the YCC, he or she must be nominated by one of NCBA’s affiliate members, be between the ages of 25 to 50 and be an NCBA member.

How do we secure a candidate for our affiliate organization?
State affiliate executives receive correspondence from NCBA Staff announcing when nominations are open the first part of January in the calendar year of the trip. Positions are filled on a first come, first serve basis and the trip fills up quickly. For more information about the Young Cattlemen’s Conference, please email meetings@beef.org.

Additional Information

For more information on how to get involved, contact your state affiliate or e-mail us at meetings@beef.org.

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