Date: June 19-23, 2022
North Carolina Cattlemen's Association recognizes the growing number of young producers in our state and created a space for cooperative action with a platform for their voice. With thoughtful consideration, we knew a pathway for growth, leadership experience, and a community of progressive thought leaders was needed. We hope to foster a united, active group that will take the reins of our association now and well into the future.
North Carolina cow calf operations are the cradle of the beef production cycle. Our cattle producers are the grassroots of the beef industry with far reaching, ever changing pathways to consumers. We sought an opportunity to see a larger picture of the production cycle and by working with our sponsoring partners at North Carolina Farm Bureau, we can't wait to share this with producers.
In summer of 2022, an immersion experience will be offered to a select number of producers. The goal is first hand exposure to what happens beyond our state borders in the process of getting steak to plate. We hope to share discovered commonalities and an appreciation for each link in the chain.
This trip will entail five days in the midwest. We begin in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma with a visit to Oklahoma Stockyards and Express Ranch. Next, we visit the McDonald's beef plant, a wheat farm, and a feed lot. We travel to Kansas and visit the JBS Processing plant, followed by a grow yard. There are additional stops planned and chances to take in the local atmosphere. We travel home from Garden City.
Travel and associated expenses to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and return transportation from Garden City, Kansas will be the responsibility of each participant. All other meals, lodging and transportation will be included in the program.
The application process will focus on young producers with an interest in learning more about the entire beef production life cycle. We look forward to finding mutuality in the beef industry with those that we visit and learning from one another.
Please follow these steps as you complete the application.
- The applicant must be a current North Carolina Cattleman’s Association member and actively engaged in production agriculture.
- Each person must complete an individual application, even if both you and your spouse are applying.
- Please answer every question on the application; incomplete applications will not be accepted. The selection committee will base its selection of participants based on information obtained from the application.
- Travel and associated expenses to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and return transportation from Garden City, Kansas will be the responsibility of each participant. All other meals, lodging and transportation will be included in the program.
- Completed applications must be submitted by April 1, 2022
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