Twenty young Angus ranchers will soon have the opportunity to participate in the breed's most extensive leadership event—the American Angus Association's Beef Leaders Institute (BLI).
The fourth annual BLI is scheduled for June 20-23, and applications are due March 1.
"The Beef Leaders Institute is a great way to learn more about the Association while gaining greater perspective into all segments of the beef industry from the feeder to the packer to the retailer," says Shelia Stannard, Association director of activities and events.
The three-day learning opportunity is designed to give applicants, ages 25-45, a chance to meet with Association staff and industry representatives while networking with their peers in the Angus industry.
Participants are provided with a detailed look into the various sectors of the beef industry and given the chance to engage in discussion on current industry issues.
The Association and the Angus Foundation will provide transportation, lodging, meals and materials during the BLI. Attendees will be responsible for round-trip transportation between their home and beginning and ending points.
"Each year we add new aspects to the BLI program, and this year is no exception," Stannard says. "I'd encourage any younger member who wants to learn more about the beef production chain and interact with fellow members to apply today."
The educational event, which is limited to 20 attendees each year, is hosted by the American Angus Association and funded by the Angus Foundation.
Applications are available online at www.angus.org or by contacting the Activities Department. Call 816-383-5100 for more information.