Cattlemen Set to Blaze a Trail to Phoenix for a Stacked Schedule at the 2018 NCBA ConventionThu, 23 Nov 2017 21:30:27 CST
Cattle producers across the country are already looking forward to attending one of the biggest meetings in the industry. This coming January, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association will welcome thousands of producers, allied industry members, friends, family and guests to their Annual Convention and Trade Show being held in Phoenix, Arizona. Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Associate Farm Director Carson Horn had the chance to speak with NCBA’s Marvin Kokes about the upcoming event, during his recent trip to Kansas City for the National Association of Broadcasters Convention. You can listen to their complete conversation by clicking or tapping the LISTEN BAR below.
“This is a place where people get to reengage with each other on an annual basis, have a lot of fun, share stories and we really have a great venue for people to do that,” Kokes said. “A lot of business gets taken care of at the NCBA convention, maybe over a cold beer or an ice tea. We’ll establish policy there and have really robust discussion on the committee level. It’s really grassroots driven because we want people to engage in our association.”
But there is much, much more to the NCBA convention. Whether you are actively involved in the business of the association or not, there is something for everyone. Cattlemen operating a working ranch certainly won’t want to miss the highly anticipated trade show.
“We have an eight-acre trade show, so lots of great education for cattle producers who come to convention,” he said. “People that are involved in the beef business, the companies, they use the NCBA trade show to launch a lot of their new technology. Whether it’s ear tags, vaccines, cattle handling equipment… It’s all there.”
The only thing NCBA’s convention won’t have, is a dull moment. Attendees will have multiple opportunities to hear keynote speakers, dance to live music and a laugh along with entertainers and comedians like Bill Engvall of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour.
“We have a once in a lifetime experience planned for everyday of our convention,” he said. “We have the favorite daughter of Oklahoma, the Pioneer Woman as our opening general session speaker. Really excited to have Ree share some pearls of wisdom with us. It’s going to be an exciting convention.”
The NCBA Convention happens January 29 - February 1, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. Registration and housing is open, so don’t wait. Sign up now to attend. Check out www.BeefUSA.org for details.
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