The National Cattlemen's Beef Association on Tuesday announced the lineup of speakers for the 2013 Cattle Industry Convention in Tampa, Fla.
Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy will kick off the convention with keynote remarks during the General Opening Session, scheduled for Feb. 6 at 3 p.m. and sponsored by Boehringher Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.
The Tuohys' life was first chronicled in the best-selling book, The Blind Side, which went on to become a Hollywood blockbuster film. The Blind Side tells the story of Michael Oher, a homeless teenager turned first round draft pick NFL football player, with the support of an adoptive family, the Tuohys.
Two years after The Blind Side debuted, the Tuohys continue to make an impact. In July 2010, they released the New York Times best-selling book In a Heartbeat: Sharing the Power of Cheerful Giving, and established their charity, the Making It Happen Foundation.
General Session II, sponsored by Bayer Animal Health, takes place Feb. 7 at 9 a.m. and features Stuart Varney, host of "Varney & Company" on FOX Business Channel. Veteran business and financial journalist Varney will offer a positive take on the economy and will discuss the current financial situation and what it means for you, your family and your business.
Varney appears regularly on FOX News Channel with Sean Hannity, Bill O'Reilly and Megyn Kelly. An economist trained at the London School of Economics, Varney offers his wide-ranging and sophisticated expertise, evaluating political administrations and their effects on the economy.
"Convention attendees can expect educational, inspirational speeches from each of our keynote speakers," said NCBA President J.D. Alexander. "We are thrilled to have the Tuhoy family and Stuart Varney join us in Tampa to help set the tone for a productive and engaging week ahead."
For more information on the 2013 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show, visit www.beefusa.org.