2019 Young Cattlemen's Conference
The 2019 Young Cattlemen's Conference has come to an end.
The primary objective is to develop leadership qualities in young cattlemen and expose them to all aspects of the beef industry.
Jake Feddes of Belgrade, Montana, talks about this year's Conference and some of what he is taking home with him this year.
YCC begins in Denver with a comprehensive overview of the beef industry. Attendees take an in-depth look at many of the issues affecting the industry while learning what NCBA is doing to address these issues on behalf of our members. Additionally, CattleFax will provide attendees with an understanding of market information.
After a stop at the NCBA office in Denver, attendees travel to Five Rivers Cattle Feeding, the largest cattle feeder in the world with an estimated total cattle feeding capacity of 980,000 head of cattle. Afterwards, the YCC group will tour the JBS Greeley facility, one of the nation's largest beef packing and processing plants.
During the next leg of the YCC journey, attendees will fly to Chicago for a visit with the Chicago Board of Trade & OSI, Inc., one of the nation's premiere beef patty manufacturers.
Finally, the tour will take the group to the nation's Capitol where they will meet with their respective congressmen and senators, as well as regulatory agencies that make decisions affecting agriculture.