Wyoming Stockgrowers to gather for Winter Roundup
The 2014 Winter Roundup, hosted by the Wyoming Stock Growers Association (WSGA) will be in Casper at the Parkway Plaza December 1-3. The theme, “A Cornerstone for Building Our Future,” will lead into and educational and exciting convention for cattlemen and women across the state.
Monday will kick off with the Progressive Rancher Forum where various topics like Managing under Record Prices, Livestock & Resource Management, Human Impacts and Cattle Reproduction will be presented with speakers from across the state and nation. At noon, the Make it With Wool luncheon showcases wool garments made from talented ladies of all ages across the state and to end Monday, the Opening Reception and Wyoming L.E.A.D. Class XIII Auction benefitting Western Wishes™ and the Wyoming Agricultural Leadership Council (WALC) will be held at 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday’s Opening General Session will feature key note speaker, Perry Pendley, Attorney at the Mountain States Legal Foundation followed by a special presentation by Keith Geis. The day will also feature several sessions of WSGA committee meetings and conclude with the Belly Up Bar & Auction on Tuesday December 3 at 6:30 p.m. where Live and Silent Auction items from across the state will be up for bid. If you are interest in these items, please visit the live auction list online at http://www.wysga.org/joinus.
Top items include 30 lengths of structural steel pipe perfect for a new corral donated by Devon Energy, Jackson Hole Getaway Package that includes 3 nights lodging for four in Teton Village and four 2-day lift tickets donated by Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and New Years Eve Package featuring 2 night hotel, 4 tickets to both Denver Nuggets vs. LA Lakers Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014 and 4 tickets to the Colorado Avalanche vs. Philadelphia Flyers: Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014. Hunting trips, hand-made quilts and other great items will be up for auction – So don’t miss it!
Wednesday, Senator Leland Christiansen and Representative Tom Walters will speak during the Legislative Breakfast and Mead during the WSGA Awards Luncheon/Banquet. The banquet will feature the Wyoming Game & Fish/Wyoming Department of Agriculture Landowner Access Awards and special information from Dan Currah about the “Hunting with Heroes – Wyoming” program.
“As 2014 comes to an end for Wyoming ranchers, most can look back on bountiful moisture, record cattle prices and, most recently, a hopefully more positive political climate,” states Jim Magagna, WSGA Executive Vice President. “The WSGA Winter Roundup provides the
opportunity to celebrate these blessings with friends and neighbors. More importantly, these events provide our motivation to embrace policies and plans of action that can move our industry forward in 2015 and beyond.”
–Wyoming Stockgrowers Association