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Highlights You Won't Want to Miss!
NC & NCBA PAC Auctions Tuesday Dec. 6, 2016
11:00 a.m. Cattlemen's College (Holiday Inn & Convention Center, Ticketed Event)
The ever-popular PAC silent auction will take place at the 2016 NC Annual Convention and a special live auction will return to the Annual Banquet on Thursday evening. These are the primary fundraisers for both the NC PAC and funds sent to NCBA for use on federal elections. Watch for more information on these auction items! Be sure to sign up for this opportunity and hear from leading experts on a variety of subjects. Full Schedule Click Here.
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016
1:00 p.m. NC Member Services Committee Meeting
Join in on a discussion of NC membership activities, including membership trends, dues, member incentives, Top Hand Club and other issues.
Young Cattlemen's Round Table: Be Inspired, Be Impactful, Get Involved
3:00 p.m. Council Meetings
Cow-Calf Council - The risk and consequences of foreign animal disease infecting the U.S. cattle herd - Jeff Fox, DVM; Galen Erickson, Ph.D., UNL; Dustin Pendell, Ph.D., Kansas State University - Election of officers.
Farmer-Stockman Council - 2017 Farmer-Stockman tour - Risk Managemen - Election of officers.
Feedlot Council -Beef export conditions - UNL updates - Election of officers
Seedstock Council - Digital advertising and contemporary grouping - Joe Epperly, NALF - WTAMU Cloned Calves - Dean Hawkins, WTAMU - Election of officers
5:00 p.m. Opening General Session
Plan to attend the Opening Session and hear from Nebraska Cattlemen Industry Leaders. Guest Speakers: Kevin Kester, Vice President, National Cattlemen's Association; Allison Cook, Executive Director of Government Affairs, National Cattlemen's Association; Clint Krehbiel, Ph.D., Department Head, UNL Department of Animal Science
NCW Country Christmas Lounge
Need a place to relax or meet with friends? Stop by the NCW Country Christmas Lounge and relax or finish your Christmas shopping with items created by the Nebraska CattleWomen.
7:00 p.m. Welcome Reception at the Trade Show
Sponsored by the Nebraska Cattlemen Allied Industry Council
Mingle with NC members and Allied Industry Partners at this evening of food and fun on opening night of the convention in the Trade Show ballroom.
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016
7:30 a.m. Annual Trade Show
The NC Trade Show will be open all day, so make sure to allow time to stop in and visit with our industry partners and learn about their products, programs and services.
Committee Meetings 1
Animal Health & Nutrition Committee
Veterinary Feed Directive update - Report from the Disposal Plan Task Force - NC Resolution and Policy Statement review
Marketing & Commerce Committee
Volitility in the CME live cattle and feeder cattle futures markets - Modifications to contract specifications and delivery for the CME live cattle contract - NC Banking Task Force update - NC Transportation Task Force update - NC Resolution and Policy Statement review
Rooms Held At: 10:00 a.m. Committee Meetings 2
Brand & Property Rights Committee
Fairfield Inn $99.95/night (308)236-4200 Report from Nebraska Brand Committee on State Auditor report - Changes in process at the Nebraska Brand Committee - Legislation discussion - NC Resolution and Policy Statement review
Comfort Inn $95.95/night (308)236-3400 Taxation Committee
Federal Tax update - NC Taxation Committee Task Force update - Preview of the 2017 legislative session - NC Resolution and Policy Statement review
Hampton Inn $99.95/night (308)234-3400 12:30 a.m. Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation Lunch (Ticketed Event)
Plan to attend the NC Foundation lunch for updates on Foundation activities and awards. A portion of your ticket price goes to support the Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation.
La Quinta $95.95/night (308)237-4400 2:30 p.m. Committee Meetings 3
Education Committee
Investing in our future - Committee Policy review - Nebraska Legislative update - NC Resolution and Policy Statement review.
Natural Resources & Environment Committee
Federal Issues update - Eastern Red Cedar control/grazing initiative - Andy Bishop, Rainwater Basin Joint Venture - Nebraska Grazing Lands Coalition update - NC Resolution and Policy Statement review.
*Specifiy you are with Nebraska Cattlemen to receive discounted rate. *Room blocks held until Nov. 8, 2016
Nebraska CattleWomen Consumer Promotion and Education Committee Meeting
Plan to attend for a discussion of beef promotion along with 2016 highlights and committee reports.
6:00 p.m. Nebraska CattleWomen Pre-Banquet Reception
Hosted by the Nebraska CattleWomen Consumer Promotion & Education Committee
Join NC members for this pre-banquet reception.
7:00 p.m. Annual Banquet (Ticketed Event)
You won't want to miss the Annual Banquet where we honor NC, NCW and industry leaders with Hall of Fame, Industry Service and CattleWomen of the Year Awards.
Friday, Dec. 9, 2016
8:00 a.m. Market Outlook Breakfast
NC Market Reporting Service staff Jeff Stolle and John Roberts will present a market update and outlook to kick off the final day of the convention. Topics covered will include overall cattle inventories, cattle-on-feed numbers and trends, and expected price ranges for the coming year.
Make Plans to Attend NOW! 9:00 a.m. Annual Business Meeting
Policy is not set until approved by the membership. Plan to attend this meeting to review the six policy committee resolutions and policy statements and set the direction for Nebraska Cattlemen. Also, membership will elect the 2017 Nebraska Cattlemen leadership.