December 7, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information contact:
Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president
Young Cattlemen’s Conference Applications Available
Application deadline is January 12 for the YCC Angus Foundation sponsored representative.
Once again, the Angus Foundation will sponsor a young Angus leader to attend the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Young Cattlemen’s Conference (YCC). The application deadline is January 12, 2018, and the application can be found on the Angus Foundation website.
The YCC offers young leaders a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience all aspects of the beef industry firsthand. Attendees participate in a week-long nationwide tour of the beef production chain from the ranch to the packing plant, through marketing and regulatory affairs, and ending at consumer foodservice. Along the way, they also get to meet other movers and shakers in the beef industry.
“We are thrilled to sponsor one outstanding young Angus breeder to attend the Young Cattlemen’s Conference,” said Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president. “I encourage anyone interested in learning more about the beef industry to apply for this unique opportunity.”
The Angus Foundation covers travel costs and registration fees for one attendee. Applicants must be between 25-50 years old, an active member in good standing with the American Angus Association® and also must be an active NCBA member.
Adams, Tennessee, native Lake Elliott, Robert Elliott & Sons Angus, represented the Angus Foundation during the 2017 YCC and said it was truly an honor to be chosen to represent the Angus breed at this event.
“I learned about many different things,” he said. “It was neat to see how hard they work on legislation that affects us today and down the road—how it will affect my kids and grandkids.”
For more information on YCC, the Angus Foundation or a list of previous Angus YCC participants, visit angusfoundation.org.
— Written by Sarah Hill, Angus Media
About Angus Foundation
Established as a 501(c)(3) organization in 1980, the Angus Foundation remains focused on its mission to support Angus education, youth and research. The organization has presented more than $2.4 million in youth scholarships since 1998, and has also invested more than $1 million in beef cattle research throughout the past decade.
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 more than 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.