2014 General Session Featured Speakers

Tuesday, February 4 – 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm 

Sponsored by Boehringher Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. 
“Steering Your Ship Through Rough Waters: Lessons on Leadership”

Kicking off the 2014 Cattle Industry Annual Convention is the Opening General Session, featuring captivating speakers and important introductory remarks. Always a meeting favorite, the Opening General Session provides a motivating and inspirational foundation for discussions and presentations to follow.

Keynoting the session is Captain Richard Phillips, the inspiration for the movie Captain Phillips, starring Tom Hanks. The movie is based on Phillip’s book “A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy Seals and Dangerous Days at Sea,” a fascinating and suspensful recounting of the first hijacking of a U.S. ship in more than 200 years. It’s also the unbelievable story of a regular man who found the courage to lead his ship and save his crew while besieged by Somali pirates for 5 days. Phillips not only shares his compelling story as a “floating CEO” in charge of the day-to-day operations of a multi-million dollar ship and its crew, he also draws lessons from the dramatic events that can help you survive and thrive. He will discuss the vital importance of leadership and teamwork, combined with a belief in the power and potential of yourself and your team, as seen through the eyes of an unassuming hero who conquered one of the world’s most extraordinary challenges.

Thursday, February 6 – 9:30 am – 11:00 am 

Sponsored by Bayer Animal Health 
“Leadership Lessons I’ve Learned as a Player, a Business man, and a Father”

 This promises to be an inspiring and thought-provoking session. Our keynote speaker is all-American and NFL quarterback Archie Manning, who transcends his athletic achievements.  People far and wide have been inspired by his warm personality, his drive and sense of humor.

Recognized as a 14-year veteran quarterback and father of two Super Bowl champion quarterbacks, Peyton and Eli, Manning believes the greatest rewards don’t come from winning the game they come from playing the game. His other principles for success are leadership, depending on others and being flexible.  Manning takes these lessons, along with countless others, to inspire audiences to achieve greatness in their journey for personal and



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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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