DENVER – If cattlemen and women want a seat at the table and involvement in shaping the future of the beef industry, then Denver, Colo., is the place to be Aug. 7-10, for the Cattle Industry Summer Conference. The conference features meetings of National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), Cattlemen's Beef Promotion & Research Board (CBB), American National CattleWomen, Inc. and National Cattlemen's Foundation. It is where cattle producers discuss current issues as a group, work on programs and initiatives and set the course the industry should take with various projects for the betterment of the beef cattle industry.
NCBA President Scott George said the event gives cattle farmers and ranchers an opportunity to engage in NCBA’s grassroots policy process while also networking with and learning from other cattlemen and women from across the country.
“We are looking forward to an action-packed conference this summer in Denver. NCBA is a member-driven organization and is the trusted leader and definitive voice of the cattle industry,” said George. “In order to continue being successful, cattle producers must continue to be engaged in the policy process so that the beef industry remains viable and beef continues to be on kitchen tables around the country and the world.”
Conference highlights include General Session I on Thurs. Aug 8, which officially kicks off the event. Rep. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) will take the stage to welcome the audience and give an update on what’s happening in Washington, D.C. John Huston, executive vice president emeritus of NCBA, will then address the group and discuss 50 years of the Federation of State Beef Councils.
During General Session II on Fri., Aug. 9, NCBA and CBB leadership will identify the key outcomes and updates in both the policy and checkoff program areas and will set the stage for the focused plan of work for Fiscal Year 2014. Also, don’t miss the “Cattlemen’s Night at the Colorado Rockies,” where conference attendees can enjoy a night of peanuts and Cracker Jacks at the old ballgame as the Rockies take on the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Registration for the 2013 Cattle Industry Summer Conference is now available online at www.beefusa.org. Pre-registration closes July 12, and attendees are encouraged to register in advance for the conference to take advantage of savings over the on-site registration prices. Registration prices will be higher on-site and tickets for events will be sold on a space available basis.