Angus Foundation


Beef Leaders Institute

Established in 2007, the Beef Leaders Institute (BLI) was designed for Association members 25-45 years old to provide insight into the beef industry, while enhancing their knowledge of the Association and strengthening leadership skills. It is funded by the Angus Foundation as one of its adult educational activities.

During the three-day event, BLI participants are able to tour a beef harvesting and packing facility, retailer, fabricator, feedlots and other industry segments, including the Association.

The event takes place each June, and applications are due March 1.

Read more about the 2017 BLI here.

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Young Cattlemen's Conference

The Young Cattlemen's Conference (YCC) provides a platform to help develop future leaders in the beef industry. The conference aids in developing leadership skills in our young Angus breeders and allows them to participate in a program that will expose them to many aspects of the cattle industry. Many areas of the beef industry are covered while on tour with the Young Cattlemen's Conference (YCC) including industry structure, management issues, production research, marketing, legislative affairs, just to name a few.

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Cattlemen's Boot Camps

Cattlemen's Boot Camps provide Angus breeders and commercial producers the ability to learn further about all segments of our ever-changing beef industry. These comprehensive educational programs address a wide range of beef cattle production topics. Examples of topics addressed in previous Boot Camps include herd health, nutrition, genetic selection, live evaluation, carcass value, marketing, reproduction, source verification, customer service, feed efficiency and utilization of performance data. Practical hands-on training skill labs help illustrate procedures and proper use of tattoo, freeze brand, ultrasound and artificial insemination (AI) equipment.

To offer this invaluable educational program to as many beef cattle producers as possible, Cattlemen's Boot Camps are held at universities and agricultural college campuses throughout the country. University faculty serve as presenters with staff from the American Angus Association®.

Future Boot Camps:

  • 2018 Cattlemen's Bootcamp dates coming soon.

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