Cattlemen to convene in Nashville

Reflecting a can-do spirit of an industry on the rise, Git ’er Done! will be the underlying theme of the 2007 Cattle Industry Annual Convention & Trade Show. The event will be Jan. 31-Feb. 3 at the Gaylord Opryland® Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn. The convention features the joint and individual meetings of five industry organizations — the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board (CBB), the American National CattleWomen Inc. (ANCW), Cattle-Fax and the National Cattlemen’s Foundation (NCF).

ANCW will start its sessions before the official convention opener, scheduling its opening session and first round of committee meetings for Tuesday, Jan. 30.

Wednesday, Jan. 31, the Cattlemen’s College® offers educational programming to help producers evaluate their operations and identify ways to become more efficient while producing beef for today’s consumer. Cattlemen’s College participants will be treated to a luncheon featuring entertainer Red Steagall, as well as tickets to Thursday morning’s Cattle-Fax Outlook Seminar.

Wednesday’s Opening General Session will feature keynote speaker Kevin Freiberg, who is recognized as a thought leader and authority on gutsy leaders and companies. The session will also overview the progress being made to address the four priorities of the new Beef Industry Long-Range Plan: creating value, creating growth, creating sustainability and creating opportunity.

The NCBA Trade Show opens Wednesday evening with the Welcome Reception. More than 250 exhibitors will represent animal health, animal identification (ID), farm and livestock equipment, feed, fencing, finance, seed and pest control, industry publications and more. Company representatives and industry experts will be on hand to introduce new products and share technical expertise to help cattlemen address the toughest ranching challenges. Click here to see highlights of the trade show during or after the convention.

Visit the schedule for a full rundown of general sessions, industry forums, regional caucuses, council meetings, subcommittee and committee meetings, the CBB meeting and NCBA Board of Directors meeting. The business portion of the convention will conclude Saturday with the NCBA Annual Membership Meeting, where decisions are made for the future direction of the industry.

Preregistration for the event is due Jan. 5, 2007. Click here to access registration and housing details, including a link to online registration.


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