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2012 Cattle Industry and NCBA Trade Show: Friday


Get ready for some good fun on Friday! Throughout the day, the trade show will feature Biscuits ‘n Blugrass Break and Beef, Beer, & Bourbon Crawl…how could you go wrong there? Later that evening, mosey on over to the Grand Ole Opry for Cowboy’s Night at the Grand Ole Opry and Barn Dance. Enjoy an exclusive performance featuring country music sensations Montgomery Gentry, Charley Pride, and Little Jimmy Dickens. This great names will also be joined by Del McCoury Band, Eden’s Edge, and comedian Henry Cho. After all of that excitement, head back over to the Gaylord Opryland Hotel to dance the night away at a barn dance with your fellow cattlemen.

For more information on any of these events and meetings, please visit

***Remember to use the hashtag #CIC12 to following along with convention attendees via Twitter.**


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2012 Cattle Industry and NCBA Trade Show: Thursday

Thursday is a big day for the Young Producers’ Council. In the morning, you can watch the youth marketing contest, youth public speaking contest, and youth beef quiz bowl. After you finish with those activities, be sure not to miss the annual meeting of YPC from 2-5 p.m. with a social to follow from 6:30-8pm. Please come with ideas for YPC for the upcoming year. In this meeting, you can meet your 2012 YPC leadership board and have a chance to mingle with your peers.

Afterwards, head on over to the Honky Tonk Party on the Delta Island. There, you’ll find the ultimate street party with music, food and libations.

Throughout the day, the trade show is open to check out and there are various forums including NCBA’s federation and policy.

For more information on any of these events and meetings, please visit

***Remember to use the hashtag #CIC12 to following along with convention attendees via Twitter.**


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Download Cattle Industry Convention Mobile App

This story was originally published on BEEF Magazine’s website.

By Heather Rossow, BEEF Marketing

For the first time ever, the Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Tradeshow is releasing a smartphone app for its 2012 show to be held Feb. 1-4 in Nashville, TN. Available for the iPhone, Android and BlackBerry, the Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Tradeshow App (CIC&NCBA) will give its users access to everything the largest cattle convention has to offer – before, during and after the show.

Developed by BEEF magazine for NCBA and sponsored byPfizer Animal Health and Liquid Quality Feeds, the CIC&NCBA mobile app includes a complete list of the show’s exhibitors, sessions and speakers, including a map to navigate the show. In addition, marketing materials in a pdf format will be available from sponsors, along with text alerts and helpful tips about using the app. The app also allows users to search for activities and things to do in Nashville.

The NCBA app will allow attendees to plan in advance by selecting meetings, events and booth visits to place on their personalized calendars. It will also provide trade show contacts and exhibitor descriptions, in addition to profiles of meeting activities and a place for users to take notes.

Social media will also be incorporated into the app to connect attendees using the convention hashtag #CIC12. To find out additional information about the show, you can connect with National Cattlemen’s Beef Association by following them on Facebook and on Twitter at@BeefUSA. Make sure to also follow updates from BEEF magazine staff at @BEEFmagazine.

The free application can be downloaded by searching “CIC&NCBA” in the Apple Store, Android Market and BlackBerry’s App World. You can also download it and find more information here.


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Young Producers’ Council 2012 Travel Fellowship Application


Are you interested in becoming more involved with NCBA’s Young Producers’ Council? Would you like to attend convention? Well, now is a great opportunity to be able to do those two things!

YPC leadership is awarding Ten $250 travel fellowships to NCBA YPC members to offset registration and travel expenses to the NCBA Annual Convention held on February 1-4, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee.

The NCBA Young Producers Council will be an active player in National Cattlemen’s Beef Association policy development and will work to cultivate more peer members, as well as serve as industry advocates. The council looks forward to increasing membership, participation and association leadership through enabling greater participation in the YPC at the 2012 Cattle Industry Annual Convention and NCBA Trade Show.

In order to be considered for the NCBA Young Producers’ Council Travel Fellowships, please answer the following three questions.  Please limit responses to 2 pages total.  Applications must be postmarked by December 1, 2011.  Recipients will be notified the first week of December, in order to allow time for arranging travel to NCBA.

Name: _____________________________________________________________________________________

Permanent Address: __________________________________________________________________________

Phone Number: ___________________________ E-mail: ___________________________________________

Age: __________State Cattlemen’s Affiliation (if applicable)_________________________________________

  1. What have you done within your local and/or state cattlemen’s associations?
  2. What do you hope to gain from attending the 2012 Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Trade Show?
  3. Have you been involved in YPC/NCBA in the past?  If so, in what capacity?  If you receive this fellowship, how do you envision your background and talents to be beneficial to future NCBA Young Producer’s Council participation and activities?
An electronic copy of the application can be accessed here.

Please submit your application to: National Cattlemen’s Beef Association

C/O Barb Wilkinson

9110 East Nichols Ave, Suite 300
Centennial, Colorado 80112

Phone: (303) 694-0305

For additional information or questions contact: Ben Neale @ or Travis Hoffman @


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Opportunity to get involved!

Every year during NCBA’s Annual Cattle Industry Convention and Trade Show, the beef industry’s youngest members participate in several competitions, including the Youth Beef Quiz Bowl, Public Speaking Contest, Cattle Judging Contest, and the National Collegiate Beef Quiz Bowl.  These youth programs are an invaluable asset to our industry and allow youth, the future of our organization to gain experience and leadership skills through competition.

For a more detailed description of NCBA’s Youth Contests check out the following links:

YPC has been asked if any members would be able to volunteer to work with the Youth Activities Task Force committee on each of these four contests during the scheduled 2012 convention to be held February 1-4, 2012 in Nashville, TN.  All contests will be held on Thursday, February 2, 2012 with the exception of the Cattle Judging Contest which is to be held on Friday, February, 3, 2012.  The 2012 contests are still in the planning stages and much help will be needed to pull these events off successfully.  Requirements of volunteers would first and foremost be attendance of the 2012 convention.  Other responsibilities would include a few conference calls, possibly a meeting at the summer conference, and helping with the contest at convention.  In past years volunteers have served as contest superintendents, judges, and assisted with general event coordination.

This is a great opportunity to get involved with both YPC and NCBA and have an impact directly on the future of our industry.  If you are interested in volunteering to help with the Youth Activities Task Force please contact the Chairman, Ben Neale (, or Public Relations chair, Jesse R. Bussard (  We’d appreciate all the help we can get!


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