NCBA Invites Youth to Compete in 2013 Contests

Youth recognized at 2012 NCBA Annual Convention and Trade Show in Nashville. Youth are encouraged to compete at the 2013 convention in Tampa. (photo courtesy of Beltway Beef)

Youth recognized at 2012 NCBA Annual Convention and Trade Show in Nashville. Youth are encouraged to compete at the 2013 convention in Tampa. (photo courtesy of Beltway Beef)

DENVER — Helping young people prepare for future leadership roles in agriculture is a key part of ensuring the beef industry continues to be progressive. As part of its role in shaping the future of the cattle industry, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) will host a number of youth contests at the 2013 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show. NCBA encourages all youth interested in agriculture to participate in the NCBA youth contests that will be held Feb. 6-9, 2013, in Tampa, Fla.

The 2013 contests include public speaking, team marketing, beef quiz bowl and cattle judging. Each contest offers a number of different age divisions allowing youth from 4-H members to college students to participate. NCBA President J.D. Alexander said the NCBA youth contests are where future industry leaders can come together to showcase their talents. “The NCBA youth contests puts the spotlight on young people who are smart, talented and committed to American agriculture and the future of the beef industry,” said Alexander. “I encourage everyone to participate in the contests and take advantage of this educational opportunity.”

The 2013 youth contests are sponsored by Farm Credit and open to anyone who meets the age requirements and is present at the 2013 Cattle Industry Convention. To register for the 2013 NCBA youth contests or for more information, visit www.beefusa.org or contact Lorie Liddicoat at lliddicoat@beef.org.

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Author:Sarah Farlee

Director of Marketing and Special Projects for High Plains Journal and Midwest Ag Journal.

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