March 10, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information contact:
Carrie Horsley, Angus Foundation director of marketing and public relations, at 816-383-5100 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or
Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president, at 816-383-5100 or email@example.com
Katy Kemp to Represent Angus at Young Cattlemen’s Conference
The Texas native was selected by the Angus Foundation to attend the elite industry event.
The Angus Foundation has selected Katy Kemp of Bridgeport, Texas, to represent the American Angus Association® and the Angus breed during the 2015 National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Young Cattlemen’s Conference (YCC) May 27 to June 5.
One of the industry’s most esteemed conferences, YCC allows young leaders the chance to see firsthand the complete beef production chain and further understand all aspects of the business. Attendees participate in a nationwide tour from the ranch to the feedlot, and the packing plant through to foodservice.
The Angus Foundation, which has sponsored an attendee for the last 13 years, will sponsor Kemp’s registration and travel expenses. To qualify for participation, a man or woman must be nominated by one of NCBA’s affiliate members, be between the ages of 25 and 50, and be an NCBA member.
“All credit for our ability to support an Angus representative each year to YCC goes to our supporters who see the importance of investing in our future,” says Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president. “Providing educational opportunities for our young members and producers is a high priority for our organizations, and it is our pleasure to make this investment.”
Kemp has been an active member of both the American Angus Association and the National Junior Angus Association (NJAA). She graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in animal science and is currently pursuing a master’s degree at Oklahoma State University. In addition, she also serves as an industry information intern for Certified Angus Beef and maintains the marketing and communications for ABS Global’s beef division.
Kemp was the junior activities intern for the American Angus Association in 2007 and also participated in Beef Leaders Institute in 2011.
“I am honored and excited to attend YCC on behalf of the American Angus Association,” Kemp says. “Aside from the prestige of this premier conference, I am looking forward to the opportunity to further develop and extend my leadership while engaging with other cattle leaders across the industry.”
According to NCBA, the 2015 YCC tour will begin in Denver, Colo., with a comprehensive overview of the industry. Participants will take an in-depth look at many of the issues affecting the beef industry, how NCBA is going to address these issues on behalf of its members, and receive a comprehensive view of industry markets from CattleFax. The group will then travel to JBS Greeley facility, one of the nation’s largest beef packing and processing plants.
Participants will also travel to the Chicago Board of Trade and OSI Inc., one of the nations’ premier beef patty manufacturers. From there, the next stop will be the nation’s Capitol, where participants will get a chance to meet with their respective congressmen and senators, and many regulatory officials who make decisions affecting agriculture.
For more information about YCC, Angus Foundation or a list of previous Angus YCC representatives, visit www.angusfoundation.org.
About Angus Foundation
Established in 1980 as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization to support Angus education, youth and research. To learn more about the Angus Foundation and the programs it supports, call the Angus Foundation at 816-383-5100 or go to www.angusfoundation.org.
ANGUS MEANS BUSINESS. The American Angus Association is the nation’s largest beef breed organization, serving nearly 25,000 members across the United States and Canada. It provides programs and services to farmers, ranchers and others who rely on the power of Angus to produce quality genetics for the beef industry and quality beef for consumers.
For more information about Angus cattle and the American Angus Association’s programs and services, visit www.ANGUS.org.