Enter to Sing the National Anthem at the 2017 Cattle Industry Convention

tn17-national-anthem_final2Individuals can now submit entries to have the opportunity to sing the National Anthem during the 2017 Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Trade Show in Nashville, Tenn. on Feb. 1-3, 2017.

The 2017 Tune Up For Tennessee- NCBA National Anthem Contest, hosted by NCBA, is open to any family member of an NCBA, American National CattleWomen or Cattlemen’s Beef Board member. Contestants must be 18-years or younger to qualify, and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to convention. Previous NCBA National Anthem Contest winners are not eligible.

The contest is open from Tuesday, Sept. 13 until Friday, Oct. 21. After entries close, four finalists will be selected and their video entries will be posted to www.beefusa.org for a public vote from Nov. 1-23, 2016. The public will have the opportunity to vote once per day, per person for their favorite anthem singer. The winner will be announced on Dec. 2, 2016.

The individual selected to perform the National Anthem at the 2017 Cattle Industry Convention will perform three times: at the Opening General Session, at the Friday night Grand Ole Opry event and at the NCBA Board Meeting. The winner will also receive the following prizes: roundtrip airfare for two to Nashville for the 2017 Cattle Industry Convention, one hotel room at the Gaylord Opryland for four nights and free convention registration for two. They will also win a pair of boots, jeans and a shirt from Roper or Stetson.

To enter, contestants must complete an entry form and upload a video to YouTube performing the National Anthem (solo and a Capella only). Submit an entry for the National Anthem Contest and find more information, including a full schedule of events, here.

Registration Open for 2017 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show

2017_cic_graphicRegistration and housing for the 2017 Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Trade Show is now open. The 120th annual convention will be held in Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 1-3, 2017. Advanced registration is open until Jan. 4, 2017. Convention participants will hear from industry leaders, gather insight on industry trends, and enjoy an evening of stars and guitars at the Country Music Hall of Fame as well as an exclusive event at the famous Grand Ole Opry.  NCBA President Tracy Brunner said this convention is a must for everyone involved in the cattle industry.

“The Cattle Industry Convention is the oldest and largest national convention in the cattle business,” Brunner said. “We look forward to another great meeting in a great location for cattle producers. Once again, NCBA will have one of the largest trade shows in agriculture and revisit one of our favorite cities, with great entertainment around every corner.”

In addition to access to all of the 2017 convention events, registrants for the full convention will receive a 50 percent off coupon for Roper and Stetson apparel and footwear at the NCBA Trade Show. To register and secure housing for the 2017 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show, visit www.beefusa.org or e-mail meetings@beef.org.

NCBA and PLC Accepting Applications for Spring Internships

kristy-public-policy-intern-smallThe National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public Lands Council’s government affairs office in Washington, D.C., is accepting applications for a 2017 Spring public policy intern as well as a semester law clerk. The deadline to submit an application for either position is Oct. 22, 2016.

The internships give college students the opportunity to work alongside staff on a range of issues that impact U.S. cattlemen and women. The interns will work closely with the lobbying team on Capitol Hill and assist with NCBA and PLC’s regulatory efforts, providing college students a one-of-a-kind view into the policy making process.

Producer-led and consumer-focused, NCBA is the nation’s oldest and largest national organization representing America’s cattle producers. PLC is the only organization in Washington, D.C., dedicated solely to representing cattle and sheep ranchers that utilize federal lands. The organizations work hand-in-hand on many issues, sharing office space in the heart of the nation’s capital.

The public policy internship will give students an opportunity to learn about career options and provide practical experience. From tax and trade to environmental and food safety regulations, interns will work on a variety of issues and have the opportunity to work specifically in the area of their interest. College juniors, seniors and graduate students are encouraged to apply.

The summer law clerk will provide support to NCBA’s Environmental Counsel on issues relating to environmental legislation and regulations that impact beef producers. The position will also work closely with the Executive Director of the Public Lands Council on issues relating to Federal lands management, grazing, and the Endangered Species Act. To apply for the law clerk position, students must currently be enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school.

The full-time internship and law clerk positions will begin January 9, 2017 and end May 12, 2017. To apply for the public policy internship or law clerk position, visit www.beefusa.org.

CattleFax Announces Agenda for Outlook & Strategies Seminar

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The cast is set and there is no turning back. The cattle industry is facing larger domestic supplies for 2017 and 2018, and pork and poultry production will be record large as well.

Beef industry participants will feel the far-reaching influence of livestock expansion well beyond 2016. CattleFax will discuss those implications in detail during its Outlook & Strategies 2017 Seminar on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016.

Jan Lambregts, Global Head of Financial Markets Research for Rabobank International, will provide the keynote – presenting the factors that will shape the U.S. and global economy in 2017. Art Douglas, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of the Atmospheric Science Department at Creighton University, will discuss weather patterns and trends expected for 2017 and beyond.

The CattleFax team will share its expectations on the major trends that will shape the livestock, grain, protein and energy markets over the next 12 to 24 months – providing business strategies to navigate the market challenges. Seminar topics will include beef cowherd expansion, protein market trends, cheaper feedstuffs, energy market price changes, feedyard and packing segment capacity, interest rate expectations and world trade policy.

The Marriott Denver South at Park Meadows in Littleton, Colo., is the seminar headquarters hotel. Seminar cost is $325 per person and includes a pre-seminar networking reception on the evening of Monday, Nov. 28. Registration is open, but space is limited.

Interested participants can visit www.CattleFax.com/meetings.aspx for more information and to download a registration form. Questions regarding the seminar can be answered by calling 800-825-7525 or e-mailing leigh@cattlefax.com.