The National Cattlemen's Beef Association awarded three state cattlemen's associations for their outstanding recruitment efforts during the Spring Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C., last week.
In all, 14 states met the criteria to qualify for the award drawing for the choice of one-year lease for either a New Holland BR7090 round baler or a New Holland T6 175 tractor.
NCBA recognizes the importance of a strong partnership with its state affiliate organizations and in an effort to recognize the efforts of state partners has joined forces with New Holland Ag to reward recruiters for their outstanding efforts on behalf of the national organization. Vice President of New Holland North America Abe Hughes emphasized the importance of working together on behalf of the beef industry and the company's commitment to helping strengthen all of agriculture.
"New Holland is proud to support the membership successes of NCBA state affiliates with the equipment lease program. We are committed to help NCBA grow in 2013 and accomplish their goals to protect and strengthen the cattle industry," said Hughes.
The 14 state affiliates which reached NCBA's recruitment goals and qualified for the drawing for a one-year lease for a New Holland tractor or baler were: Arizona Cattle Feeders, Arkansas Cattlemen's, California Cattlemen's, Colorado Livestock, Hawaii Cattlemen's, Kansas Livestock, Nebraska Cattlemen, North Carolina Cattlemen, Ohio Cattlemen's, Oklahoma Cattlemen's, Texas Cattle Feeders, Utah Cattlemen's, Washington Cattle Feeders and Wisconsin Cattlemen's.
A random drawing of qualifying states was held during the Spring Legislative Conference and Ohio Cattlemen's Association and the Utah Cattlemen's Association were each awarded with their choice of one-year lease on either a New Holland BR7090 round baler or a New Holland T6 175 tractor to be used to support their efforts on behalf of members of their state associations.
The top five states in NCBA membership recruitment from Jan. 1, 2013 through Mar. 31, 2013 were, in reverse order: Missouri Cattlemen's Association, Kansas Livestock Association, Ohio Cattlemen's Association and Nebraska Cattlemen. The top recruiter during the period was Arkansas Cattlemen's Association, which was also awarded with a one-year New Holland tractor or baler lease in recognition of their outstanding recruitment efforts on behalf of NCBA.