March 23, 2010
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Coffey Selected to Represent Angus at YCC
James Coffey of Hustonville, Ky., has been selected to represent the American Angus Association® at the 2010 National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Young Cattlemen’s Conference (YCC).
The Angus Foundation will sponsor Coffey’s registration and travel expenses for the event, scheduled for June 3-10.
This is the eighth year the Angus Foundation has funded an Association member to attend YCC.
YCC allows young leaders the chance to see firsthand and further understand all aspects of the beef industry. Attendees participate in a nationwide tour of the beef production chain from ranch to feedlot to packing plant, through marketing and regulatory affairs and finally ending at consumer foodservice.
“YCC is another outstanding opportunity for the Angus Foundation to invest in the education of our young Angus breeders and members. By investing in education, one of the three priorities in our mission statement, we hope to provide our members with the continuing knowledge they need to succeed in the cattle business,” states Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation President.
A partner in Branch View Angus, his family’s registered Angus operation, Coffey has excelled in leadership roles throughout his life. With membership in a number of organizations, including the Kentucky Angus Association (KAA) and Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association, he has shown his passion for serving the cattle industry. As the chairman of multiple committees within the KAA and a past president of the Central Kentucky Angus Association, it’s plain to see his peers recognize his talent as well.
“As a fifth-generation Angus producer I have always considered it important to be involved in the Angus and commercial beef industries outside our fences,” Coffey states. “I’m excited to fulfill the role of an advocate for the beef industry by being involved, having an active voice, participating in educational programs and above all, by acting in the best interests of the beef producers I represent.”
Recent tours have typically began at the NCBA headquarters in Denver, Colo., then traveling to Swift & Co., headquarters, visiting a feedyard in Kansas, a packing plant in South Dakota, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) and seedstock operations in Virginia, before ending the trip in Washington D.C., which includes stops at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Capitol, the White House and the Department of the Interior.
For more information on YCC, the Angus Foundation, or a list of previous Angus YCC representatives, visit www.angusfoundation.org.