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News Update

April 6, 2017

Deadline Extended: Cattlemen’s Boot Camp in Lincoln

Cattle producers, mark your calendars! A Cattlemen’s Boot Camp will take place April 27-28 at the Animal Science Complex on the University of Nebraska’s East Campus in Lincoln, Neb.

The educational event will be jointly hosted by the American Angus Association and the University of Nebraska–Lincoln (UNL), and will provide purebred and commercial cattle producers with timely information presented by academic and industry professionals. Be sure to register online at, or download and send your application by mail before April 15 to ensure you don’t miss all that this event has to offer.

Generously funded by the Angus Foundation, Cattlemen’s Boot Camp is open to all cattle producers and features two days of educational speakers and workshops and hands-on activities to help cattlemen and cattlewomen improve their herd operations.

Continue reading the Angus news release online.

American Angus Association Member Notice

Preparations for the 2017 Annual Convention of Delegates have begun. The American Angus Association will mail delegate nomination forms only to active regular and life members who qualify as eligible voting members prior to the deadline of 4:30 p.m. CDT on April 7.

To be active and eligible, you must be at least 18 years of age, as well as a life or regular member, when the nomination period begins (April 10, 2017). Dues must be current and paid in full. In addition, you must have registered at least one animal or have conducted a minimum $250 worth of business with the American Angus Association or Angus Genetics Inc. within the 12 months preceding the nomination period (April 10, 2016-April 7, 2017).

Please make sure you meet all the eligibility requirements by the close of business (4:30 p.m. CDT) April 7. Members can determine their eligibility status through AAA Login at My Account > Your American Angus Association Information.

The Association’s annual meeting will be convened Monday, Nov. 6, during the Angus Convention in Fort Worth, Texas.

USFRA Announces Three New Board Members

–Representatives from the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council and the Nebraska Soybean Association are U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance®(USFRA®) newest board members.

To bridge the gap between consumers and farmers and ranchers about today’s agricultural practices in addition to our commitment to sustainability, transparency and continuous improvement, Jennifer Houston, Rochelle Krusemark and Anne Meis join USFRA’s 17-member board of directors and more than 100 affiliates and industry partners to help further this dialogue.

“Through our many conversations with consumers and influencers, it’s critical that we showcase the diversity of agriculture and highlight how farmers and ranchers are using technology to be more efficient and sustainable,” says Brad Greenway, USFRA chairman and South Dakota crop and livestock farmer. “Our newest board members are incredible leaders and advocates for agriculture, and we look forward to utilizing their expertise to expand our SMART Farm initiative and other programs that aim to earn trust in U.S. food and agriculture.”

USFRA elected these three board members at its spring board meeting April 4 in Saint Louis, Mo.

Learn more by reading the USFRA news release online.

Protection of Conservation Funding

More than 220 agriculture, wildlife and conservation organizations from across the country sent a letter April 5 urging the House and Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittees to protect farm bill conservation funding in fiscal year (FY) 2018.

The groups, which included the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD), the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC), and the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership (TRCP), called upon Congress to respect the funding decisions made by the Agriculture Committees during the rigorous 2014 Farm Bill process by rejecting any funding cuts to farm bill conservation programs through the appropriations process.

The letter underscores the importance of leaving funding intact for key farm bill conservation programs, including the USDA’s Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) and the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP).

View the news release online.

2017 Southern Wildfire Fundraiser Auction

Frontier Production Sales LLC., in coordination with the Midland Angus Bull Sale and the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), will host a Wildfire Fundraiser Auction for producers affected by the devastating wildfires in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Colorado. The auction will be hosted Thursday, April 6, at the Angus Banquet in Columbus, Mont.

The 2017 Southern Wildfire Fundraiser will offer virtual bidding on all items up to the time of the live auction, at 6 p.m. MDT. At the conclusion of the live auction, the remaining items will be closed out live based off of the highest silent auction bid. All proceeds from all items will be given to one of the four state farm bureau agencies.

For more information, read the news release online.



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