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Meet Brandi Buzzard, YPC’s new PR representative


A very big ‘hello!’ from Wildcat Land in Manhattan, KS. My name is Brandi Buzzard and I’m the newly-appointed Social Media Coordinator for the Young Producer’s Council. If you’d like to read a little bit more about my background, you can read my introductory Cattle Call post here. If not, I’ll quickly summarize the important points:

  • I’m finishing up my M.S. in Animal Science from Kansas State University – defending this semester!
  • I grew up rodeoing and showing livestock in southeastern Kansas.
  • I’m extremely passionate about agriculture, livestock and advocacy. I wish there was a word that was stronger than passionate, because I would use it in this situation.
  • I am also more than passionate about Kansas and K-State.
  • I cannot wait to start raising cattle and farming with my husband.
  •  I’m addicted to Twitter.

Although I’ve been a YPC member for about two years now, I found myself wanting to get more involved and am very excited to be doing that through one of my favorite activities – utilizing social media! I’ll be coming to you live and promoting the Cattle Call blog through Twitter (@YPCBeef and @brandibuzzard) and the Facebook groups NCBA Young Producer’s Council  and NCBA Young Producer Council Blog.  Be sure to check out these groups often for exciting information about YPC and the most recent news in the cattle industry. You can also check out my personal blog, Buzzard’s Beat, for more agriculture commentary or read other posts I’ve written on Cattle Call.

To give you a little more information about myself, these are some of the things that have me worried about the beef industry in 2012:

  • Decreased cow herd size
  • Animal rights extremist pressures/attacks
  • Estate tax changes
  • The upcoming Farm Bill
  • Department of Labor proposed regulations on child labor

These are all issues that drastically effect our industry and as the year progresses I’m sure there will be plenty of opportunities to discuss them. Please feel free to contact me if you have any comments.

Until next time,

~ Buzzard ~


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@YPCBeef Tweet-up in Nashville for #CIC12

by Jesse Bussard

The countdown to the 2012 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show has begun and before you know it, many of us will be in Nashville.  I like to refer to it as the biggest party in the cattle industry.  Cattlemen and women from across the country gather together to learn about the latest issues in the beef industry, discuss upcoming policy issues, check out new products, and make many worthwhile connections.

To facilitate making connections NCBA’s Young Producers Council, the American Angus Association, and the International Brangus Breeders Association are teaming up to host two #CIC12 Tweet-Ups.  Come join us on either 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 1 at the Angus booth, 1062, during the NCBA Trade Show Welcome Reception or Friday, Feb. 3 at 3 p.m. at the GoBrangus booth, 1637.  

For folks tweeting from the event or who may be following along online, the official hashtag for the event will be #CIC12.  And for those who aren’t currently a member of the Twitterverse but would like to be, NCBA’s Young Producers Council will have copies of our social media guides on hand.

If you interested in seeing who all will be attending the convention you can find a list of cattle tweeps will be at #CIC12, check out this great list that Ryan Goodman (@AR_ranchhand) compiled.

If you have questions about the tweet-ups or about getting more active with social media please contact Jesse Bussard (@cowgirljesse) or Lauren Chase (@LaurenMSea) directly on Twitter or Facebook, or by leaving a comment below.  Details can also be found on the Certified Angus Beef’s Black Ink blog and IBBA’s Beef Tips blog.

Thanks again and we hope to see you in Nashville!


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