Angus Foundation to again sponsor someone for YCC
For the 15th year, the Angus Foundation will again sponsor a young Angus leader to attend the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Young Cattlemen’s Conference (YCC). The application deadline is Jan. 11, 2016, and the application can be found on the Angus Foundation website.
The YCC offers young leaders the chance to see firsthand and better understand all aspects of the beef industry. Attendees participate in a nationwide tour of the beef production chain from the ranch to the feedlot and to the packing plant, through marketing and regulatory affairs, and finally ending at consumer foodservice.
“The Angus Foundation is proud to sponsor one individual to attend the YCC each year and represent the Angus breed among the nation’s leading young beef producers,” says Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president. “It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and we encourage anyone who might be interested to download an application today.”
The Angus Foundation’s sponsorship covers travel costs and registration fees. The applicant must be between 25 and 50 years old and must also be a member of the NCBA.
Katy Kemp, who is completing her master’s degree in agricultural communications at Oklahoma State University, represented the Angus Foundation during the 2015 YCC and encourages cattlemen to take advantage of the opportunity.
“Colleagues, friends, and mentors who’ve attended have all painted the trip as a chance of a lifetime, the best 10 days ever, and the greatest industry tour you’ll ever take,” Kemp said. “I can officially say, YCC not only lived up to the expectations, but exceeded any preconceived notions I had before attending.”
For more information on YCC, the Angus Foundation or a list of previous Angus YCC participants, visit http://www.angusfoundation.org.