Dec. 7, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information contact:
Clint Mefford, director of communications
Young Cattlemen’s Conference Applications Available
Application deadline for the Angus Foundation sponsored YCC representative is Jan. 11.
The Angus Foundation will once again sponsor an Angus leader to attend the 2019 National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Young Cattlemen’s Conference (YCC), to be held May 29 – June 7, 2019. The application deadline is Jan. 11, 2019, and submission details can be found on the Angus Foundation website.
YCC is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience all aspects of the beef industry. The week-long conference is a nationwide tour of the beef production chain. All segments of the industry are included on the tour, from ranches and packing plants to marketing and regulatory affairs and consumer foodservice.
“The Foundation is thrilled to sponsor an outstanding Angus leader to attend the 2019 Young Cattlemen’s Conference,” said Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president. “This conference is a great opportunity for young Angus breeders wishing to learn more about the beef industry. Sponsored participants are ambassadors for the Angus breed, and the knowledge and experience gained from being in the YCC program will equip them to be even more effective advocates on behalf of Angus breeders in the future when interacting with consumers, legislators and others not familiar with beef cattle production and our farming and ranching way of life.”
The sponsored attendee will have travel costs and registration fees covered by the Angus Foundation. Applicants must be between the ages of 25 and 50 and must be an active member in good standing with the American Angus Associationâ and an active NCBA member. More information and answers to frequently asked questions can be found by visiting the NCBA Beefusa.org website.
John Dickinson, owner of Parnell Dickinson Incorporated, was the 2018 Angus Foundation sponsored attendee. The Sacramento, California, native said the YCC was a great opportunity for learning and networking with other cattlemen and women from across the country.
“I would never have had this opportunity without the Angus Foundation,” Dickinson said. “They take care of every cost and expense and really set you up to succeed. The huge takeaway is the folks that were on that trip are impressive, and every one of them is familiar with the American Angus Association. To be able to represent the Angus breed in this capacity – I couldn't have been more honored.”
— Written by Laura Bardot, Angus Communications
About the 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 distributed more than $2.9 million in youth scholarships since 1998, and has also invested more than $1.3 million in beef cattle research throughout the past decade.
For more information, contact the Angus Foundation at 816-383-5100 or visit 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, Canada and several other countries. It’s home to an extensive breed registry that grows by nearly 300,000 animals each year. The Association also provides programs and services to farmers, ranchers and others who rely on 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, visit www.angus.org