The 2016 Annual Nebraska Cattlemen Convention and Trade Show will be held in Kearney at the Younes Convention Center December 6th - 9th. This year's convention schedule is packed full of industry leaders, speakers and educational opportunities for all ages of cattlemen and women.
The week starts off with the 2016 Cattlemen's College, sponsored by Zoetis. This event has been such a hit over the years that it's been moved to Tuesday, December 6, to allow for a full afternoon and evening of great educational opportunities. The program offers a wide range of speakers that will discuss genomics, weather, farm succession and a market outlook. The education program is designed to address relevant issues and deliver information that will improve production and profitability. The college will wrap up with a networking reception and a panel on product quality and the consumer.
Wednesday will kick off at the Younes Convention Center with a new event this year! The YCC Class of 2016 will be hosting a Young Cattlemen's Round Table from 1:00-3:00 p.m. The goal of the round table is to inspire members to get involved in the Nebraska Cattlemen and experience the benefits of the organization. Attendees will be able to discuss what is happening in the beef industry and what it means to them. Council meetings will fill the rest of the day and Wednesday will conclude with the General Session. You'll hear from Kevin Kester, Vice President, National Cattlemen's Association; Allison Cook, Executive Director of Government Affairs, National Cattlemen's Association and Clint Krehbiel, Ph.D., Department Head, UNL Department of Animal Science. After the General Session the Welcome Reception will begin in the Trade Show.
After a full day of committee meetings, Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation Lunch and trade show happenings the annual banquet will wrap up the evening on Thursday, December 8th beginning at 7:00 p.m. As always a few cattlemen will be recognized for their dedication to the industry, great items will be up for grabs during the live auction and phenomenal food to be enjoyed by all. Convention will come to an end on Friday after the Market Outlook Breakfast and the Annual Business Meeting. The entire schedule can be viewed at http://nebraskacattlemen.org/convention.aspx.