The Texas Beef Council (TBC) is proud to announce the second annual Texas Youth Cattle Conference dates have been set for June 12 – 15 and July 5 – 8. The June conference will take place in Central and South Texas regions and the July conference will be located in the Panhandle. Students can apply to attend the session of their choice. The conference is designed for youth who have a desire to expand their knowledge about the Texas beef industry.
Attendees will explore the beef industry by focusing on beef’s role in the food industry, nutrition, beef cattle science, management and marketing in that region of Texas. Students will hear from industry experts and have the chance to learn through hands-on activities throughout the conference.
“Building off of the success and momentum from our conference last year, we’re adding an additional conference for Texas youth to attend this year that will take place in the Texas Panhandle,” said Brandi Richards, TBC board member and feedyard owner from Hereford. “The Texas Youth Cattle Conference is designed to empower our young men and women with the knowledge and tools needed to become successful members and advocates of the beef community.”
This checkoff-funded program is free of charge. Students will only be responsible for their travel to and from the starting locations for either conference. Texas youth involved in junior cattle breed associations, the Texas FFA Association or Texas 4-H are encouraged to apply online at http://www.texasbeefcheckoff.com/texasyouth. Applications are due March 10, 2017. A limited number of students will be accepted to attend each conference. Applicants must be at least 16 years old as of January 2017.
The Texas Beef Council (TBC) conducts the $1 per head national checkoff program for Texas beef producers and is also the contractor for the Beef Promotion Research Council of Texas (BPRCT), which administers the $1 per head Texas state checkoff program. TBC’s mission is to increase beef demand in the state through programs of beef promotion, research and education. TBC also helps fund national and international beef checkoff programs to increase marketing opportunities around the globe. The BPRCT’s mission is to improve Texas producer profitability by strengthening and expanding beef demand. The TBC and the BPRCT are directed by a 20-member board of cattlemen and women representing the state’s beef producers. For more information on this and other checkoff-funded programs, please visit TexasBeefCheckoff.com or call 800- 846-4113.