Participants in this year’s Young Cattlemen’s Conference topped off their week-long traveling conference with two days of meetings in Washington D.C. Attendees met with Congressional leaders and staff to discuss issues important to cattle raisers and visited historic locations around the city.
Earlier in the week the conference visited NCBA and CattleFax offices and JBS Kuner River Feedyard and Greeley facility in Colorado and took a tour of the Chicago Board of Trade & OSI, Inc., in Chicago.
TSCRA partners with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) to see that leadership development for both organizations is successful. That is why TSCRA is committed to sending delegates each year to NCBA’s YCC.
The YCC tour has proven to be an effective vehicle in identifying and developing potential leaders. More than 950 cattle producers have graduated from the YCC program since its inception in 1980. Many of these alumni participate in committees and councils, and serve on boards of directors.
Several presidents and officers of NCBA and predecessor organizations have also participated in YCC. This program has become the cornerstone of leadership training in the beef cattle industry.
Each year, TSCRA sends representatives on the YCC trip. Representatives are chosen by an application and interview process. Applications are available on January 31 and due on March 1 of each year. For more information, click here.