The Angus Foundation has selected Katy Kemp of Bridgeport, Texas, to represent the American Angus Association® and the Angus breed during the 2015 National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s (NCBA) Young Cattlemen’s Conference (YCC) held May 27 to June 5.
Kemp has been an active member of both the American Angus Association and the National Junior Angus Association (NJAA). She graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in animal science and is currently pursuing a master’s degree at Oklahoma State University. In addition, she also serves as an industry information intern for Certified Angus Beef and maintains the marketing and communications for ABS Global’s beef division.
Kemp was the junior activities intern for the American Angus Association in 2007 and also participated in Beef Leaders Institute in 2011.
“I am honored and excited to attend YCC on behalf of the American Angus Association,” Kemp says. “Aside from the prestige of this premier conference, I am looking forward to the opportunity to further develop and extend my leadership while engaging with other cattle leaders across the industry.”
The Young Cattlemen's Conference (YCC) provides a platform to help develop future leaders in the beef industry. The conference aids in developing leadership skills in our young Angus breeders and allows them to participate in a program that will expose them to many aspects of the cattle industry. Many areas of the beef industry are covered while on tour with the Young Cattlemen's Conference (YCC) including industry structure, management issues, production research, marketing, legislative affairs, just to name a few.
Every year, the Angus Foundation selects one participant to sponsor on the YCC tour. Sponsorship by the Foundation covers travel costs and registration fees. The applicant must be between the ages of 25 to 50 and must also be a member of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association. The first award was given in 2003.
If you have questions regarding the 2015 Young Cattlemen's Conference please contact the Angus Foundation at 816-383-5100.