The Young Cattlemen's Conference (YCC) provides a venue 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, just to name a few.
Every year, the Angus Foundation selects one participant to sponsor on the YCC tour. Sponsorship by the Foundation covers flight 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.
Cortney Hill-Dukehart Cates of Modoc, Ind., represented the American Angus Association® and Angus Foundation at the 2013 YCC.
If you have questions regarding the 2014 YCC please contact the Angus Foundation at 816-383-5100.