Register Today for Our 2017 Meeting!
TSCRA Policy Conference Comes to San Antonio, Sept. 27 to 29
Make plans to join TSCRA in San Antonio for the 2017 Policy Conference. The Policy Conference is where cattle raisers tackle tough issues and develop grassroots policies that guide TSCRA leaders and staff in our activities in Austin and Washington, D.C.
Key topics addressed at the meeting will include: private property rights, transportation issues, water rights, sustainability, property taxes, surface damages, border issues, research priorities, and much more.
The meeting will once again open with Evan Smith, CEO and co-founder of The Texas Tribune, who will share his perspective on the Texas legislative session. Attendees will also receive a report on the 2016 National Beef Quality Audit and a market outlook from Don Close, vice president, Rabo AgriFinance.
All TSCRA members are invited to attend the conference. All TSCRA policy committees will meet during the Policy Conference to consider new policy and renew existing policies.
You will also want to attend Thursday night’s Legislative Reception at the Briscoe Western Art Museum. This is your opportunity to interact with elected officials in a relaxed atmosphere.
Register early for your chance to win a COMPLIMENTARY two-night stay during the TSCRA Policy Conference, Sept. 27 to 29!
Early Registration Deadline is September 18.
This year’s TSCRA Policy Conference early registration may save you more than you bargained for! Register for the event on or before close of business, Monday, September 18 to be entered in a drawing for a complimentary two-night stay at the Westin Riverwalk Hotel during the Policy Conference.
The winner will receive complimentary lodging at the host hotel for the TSCRA Policy Conference. The prize may not be transferred and has no cash value.
as of August 12, 2017
|Wednesday, Sept. 27||12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.||Executive Committee Luncheon and Meeting|
|3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.||Opening Session
Topic: Results of the 2016 National Beef Quality Audit
Speakers: Josh White, NCBA and Dr. Jeff Savell, Texas A&M University
Topic: Inside Texas Politics
Speaker: Evan Smith, CEO and co-founder, The Texas Tribune
|5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.||Reception|
|Thursday, Sept. 28||6:30 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.||Fever Tick Subcommittee (by invitation only)|
|6:30 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.||Nominating Committee (by invitation only)|
|6:30 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.||Regional Association Promotion Team Meeting (by invitation only)|
|8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.||Concurrent Committee Meetings
Agricultural Research and Education Committee
Topic: Texas A&M University Research Update
Speaker: Bob McCan, TSCRA Past President
Topic: Beef Cattle Research Fund
Speaker: Steve Munger, Eagle Pass Ranch
Law Enforcement Committee
|8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.||PAC Fundraising Subcommittee (by invitation only)|
|9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.||General Session
Topic: Cattle Market Outlook
Speaker: Don Close, Rabo AgriFinance
|10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.||Break|
|10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.||Concurrent Committee Meetings
Marketing and Transportation Committee
Topic: Update on Transportation Issues: Hours of Service Exemptions and Electronic Logging Devices
Speaker: Allison Cooke, NCBA
Topic: Report from the TSCRA Central Filing Working Group
Speaker: Charley Christensen, Working Group Chair
Property Rights and Tax Committee
|12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.||Luncheon|
|2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.||Concurrent Committee Meetings
Cattle Health and Well-Being Committee
Natural Resources and Wildlife Committee
|3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.||Break|
|4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.||Closing Session|
|5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.||Resolutions Committee|
|7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.||TSCRA Legislative Reception – Briscoe Western Art Museum|
|Friday, Sept. 29||6:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.||PAC Trustee Breakfast (Invitation only)|
|8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.||Board of Directors Meeting|
A block of discounted sleeping rooms has been reserved at the Westin Riverwalk, 420 W. Market St., San Antonio, 78205.
The discounted room rate is $169 per night for City View rooms and $199 per night for River View rooms. Room type is based on availability. The discounted rates are available through Aug. 29.
Attendees can make their room reservations by calling 888-627-8396 and referencing the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association room block.
Registration is now open! Click Here to register online.
Discounted registration is available through Sept. 18. Rates will increase on Sept. 19.
Please call 817-332-7064 with any questions.