Young Cattlemen's Conference


Apply to be the 2015 Angus Foundation Representative


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


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If you have questions regarding the 2015 Young Cattlemen's Conference please contact the Angus Foundation at 816-383-5100.


Click here to view past YCC Candidates


Meet, Julie Ellingson, the 2014 YCC Candidate


Julie Ellingson at The Capital Julie Ellingson of St. Anthony, N.D., represented the American Angus Association® and Angus Foundation at the 2014 YCC.


Julie tells her story about the educational experience she recieved while attending YCC in the

2014 Spring/Summer Angus Foundation Newsletter.


Read more about Ellingson's experience in the release here


To learn more about the candidate click here






YCC atendees at Whitstone Farms YCC atendees at JBS Greeley Plant

Julie and other YCC attendees at Whitestone Farms.

Attendees at the JBS Greeley Plant


2014 YCC atendees in front of The Capital

2014 YCC attendees in front of the U.S. Capitol Building in Wahington, D.C.