Dec. 9, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information contact:
Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president, at 816-383-5100, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apply to Attend the Young Cattlemen’s Conference
Jan. 11 is the deadline to submit applications for the Angus Foundation’s YCC sponsorship.
For the 15th year, the Angus Foundation will again sponsor a young Angus leader to attend the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Young Cattlemen’s Conference (YCC). The application deadline is Jan. 11, 2016, and the application can be found on the Angus Foundation website.
The YCC offers young leaders the chance to see firsthand and better understand all aspects of the beef industry. Attendees participate in a nationwide tour of the beef production chain from the ranch to the feedlot and to the packing plant, through marketing and regulatory affairs, and finally ending at consumer foodservice.
“The Angus Foundation is proud to sponsor one individual to attend the YCC each year and represent the Angus breed among the nation’s leading young beef producers,” says Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president. “It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and we encourage anyone who might be interested to download an application today.”
The Angus Foundation’s sponsorship covers travel costs and registration fees. The applicant must be between 25 and 50 years old and must also be a member of the NCBA.
Katy Kemp, who is completing her master’s degree in agricultural communications at Oklahoma State University, represented the Angus Foundation during the 2015 YCC and encourages cattlemen to take advantage of the opportunity.
“Colleagues, friends, and mentors who’ve attended have all painted the trip as a chance of a lifetime, the best 10 days ever, and the greatest industry tour you’ll ever take,” Kemp said. “I can officially say, YCC not only lived up to the expectations, but exceeded any preconceived notions I had before attending.”
For more information on YCC, the Angus Foundation or a list of previous Angus YCC participants, visit www.angusfoundation.org.
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.
— Written by Melinda R. Cordell, Angus Media
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.