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NCBA Cattlemen’s College set with two-day educational opportunity for producers

NEW ORLEANS, LA – The 30th annual Cattlemen’s College will precede the 2023 Cattle Industry Convention and Trade Show on February 1-3 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The educational opportunity draws more than 1,000 attendees every year and includes two days of learning, idea sharing, and networking. Each year, the Cattlemen’s College agenda is developed based on feedback from producers, and their comments drive the program.  NCBA’s Cattlemen’s College has brought thought-provoking, stimulating sessions that can help improve an operation.

The college begins on Tuesday, January 31, with some of the biggest topics in the industry, including the latest in grazing and live cattle handling demonstrations. There are 18 sessions and six educational tracks to choose from on Wednesday, including reproduction technology, herd health, practical nutrition management, better beef business, sustainable grazing, and the latest in genetics.

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The event concludes with a keynote presentation from Ray Starling of Aimpoint Research. Prior to joining the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce as general counsel, Starling served as the Chief of Staff to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue where he coordinated execution of the Secretary’s policy agenda for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Starling focused on regulatory and deregulatory initiatives and acted as a point of contact for stakeholders throughout agriculture and rural communities. He also served as a principal agriculture advisor to the President of the United States at the White House, chief of staff, lead agriculture advisor, and chief counsel for U.S. Senator Thom Tillis, and general counsel when Tillis was Speaker of the House in the North Carolina legislature.

Cattlemen’s College sessions feature industry leaders tackling innovative topics. Attendees can look forward to hearing about advocacy in action from panelists Brandi Buzzard Frobrose, Debbie Lyons-Blythe and Carrie Mess; learning about the economic benefits of grazing from Myriah Johnson, PhD, Farm Credit Services; understanding cattle behavior with Dean Fish, PhD, and Lily Edwards-Callaway, PhD; experiencing the “Hundred Dollar Difference” with Dusty Abney, PhD, Cargill Animal Nutrition; and learning factors impacting commercial bull selection decisions from Troy Rowan, PhD, University of Tennessee.

With so much information presented, it is nearly impossible to experience all Cattlemen’s College has to offer in person. To make it easier to access content, all sessions will be recorded and available for registered attendees to watch at any time in the future. To register, select the Education Package, which offers the best value and combines admission to the convention and Cattlemen’s College. For more information, visit https://convention.ncba.org/.

Cattle producers attending Cattlemen’s College are eligible for reimbursement through the Rancher Resilience Grant. To apply for a grant to cover registration costs and two nights hotel, visit www.ncba.org/producers/rancher-resilience-grant.

Go to convention.ncba.org for more information.

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