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.
Application deadline for the 2015 YCC will be Saturday, January 10, 2015
If you have questions regarding the 2015 Young Cattlemen's Conference please contact the Angus Foundation at 816-383-5100.
Julie Ellingson of St. Anthony, N.D., represented the American Angus Association® and Angus Foundation at the 2014 YCC.
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Julie and other YCC attendees at Whitestone Farms.
Attendees at the JBS Greeley Plant
2014 YCC attendees in front of the U.S. Capitol Building in Wahington, D.C.