Young cattlemen who would like to learn more about all aspects of their industry have a chance to gain first-hand knowledge as well as network with their peers by attending the National Cattlemen's Beef Association Young Cattlemen's Conference.
Each year, the Angus Foundation offers one individual some help with the cost of attending that valuable conference with a scholarship that covers flight costs and registration fees.
This year, the deadline to apply for that scholarship is Friday, Jan. 10. Interested cattlemen can find an application at www.angusfoundation.org.
Applicants for the scholarship must be NCBA members and be between the ages of 25 and 50.
A nationwide tour of the production chain
Conference attendees participate in a nationwide tour of the beef production chain from ranch to feedlot to packing plant, through marketing and regulatory affairs and finally ending at consumer foodservice.
"YCC is an experience all Angus breeders should consider when broadening their industry awareness," says Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president. "This opportunity helps participants enhance cattle industry knowledge for themselves and the consumer public through effective communications."
Recent YCC tours have begun at the NCBA headquarters in Denver, Colo., then traveled to Swift & Company headquarters, visited a feedyard in Kansas, a packing plant in South Dakota, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, and seedstock operations in Virginia, before the trip ends in Washington D.C., which includes stops at USDA, the Capitol, the White House and the Department of the Interior.
"Because education is such an important part of the Angus Foundation, we are pleased to be able to continue the support of an Angus breeder to YCC," says Jenkins.
For more information on YCC, the Angus Foundation or a list of previous Angus YCC representatives, visit the Angus Foundation website.
The Angus Foundation was established in 1980 as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization to support Angus education, youth and research.