Oregon Rancher Awarded Max Deets Leadership Award
Nantz: “The group — there was 62 of us on this last tour in 2014— they elect the chairman for the next year. So I was elected by a panel of my peers essentially that I was with for nine days and elected me to bring it forward to next year.”
He is a partner and General Manager of Dillon Land and Cattle Company and is now in his sixth year as a cow-calf producer and hay grower in Maupin. Nantz encourages young ranchers to consider participating in the yearly Young Cattlemen’s Conference.
Nanz: “Just the opportunity to network with young producers — young minds — throughout the country. We have people from almost every state and breed affiliations as well. The networking opportunity is absolutely huge. The other thing it really does it shows a really ground level of what your checkoff dollars goes to. It gives you a really good understanding of how those dollars are being used for promotion, education and research throughout our industry. You see every segment of it. Most states have a long waiting list for this conference. It is a great opportunity and you meet a lot of great people. I’ve made some friends for a lifetime in the nine days we were together.”