For the 14th year, the Angus Foundation will sponsor one individual to attend the National Cattlemen's Beef Association Young Cattlemen's Conference.
The application deadline is Jan. 10, 2015, and the application can be found on the Angus Foundation website.
YCC offers young leaders the chance to see first-hand and better understand all aspects of the beef industry. Attendees participate in a nationwide tour of the beef production chain from the ranch to the feedlot and to the packing plant, through marketing and regulatory affairs, and finally ending at consumer foodservice.
"Our sponsorship of one individual each year enables the Angus breed to have a representative who can then share the information they learned with their fellow Angus breeders," says Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president. "This is a positive educational experience for those who attend, and we are glad we have the ability to sponsor a Angus breeder each year."
The Angus Foundation's sponsorship covers travel costs and registration fees. The applicant must be between 25 to 50-years-old and must also be a member of the NCBA.
Julie Ellingson, a fourth generation Angus breeder from St. Anthony, N.D., represented the Angus Foundation during the 2014 YCC and encourages cattlemen to take hold of the opportunity to attend.
"YCC is an excellent opportunity to network with other young industry professionals while learning about the opportunities and challenges that beef producers across the country face daily," Ellingson said.
For more information on YCC, the Angus Foundation or a list of previous Angus YCC participants, visit www.angusfoundation.org.