The National Cattlemen's Beef Association Friday announced the lineup of speakers for the 2014 Cattle Industry Annual Convention, Feb. 4-7, in Nashville, Tenn.
Captain Richard Phillips will kick off the convention with keynote remarks during the general opening session, scheduled for Feb. 4 at 3 p.m. and sponsored by Boehringher Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.
Captain Richard Phillips is the inspiration for the movie, "Captain Phillips", starring Tom Hanks. The movie is based on Phillips' book, "A Captain's Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy Seals and Dangerous Days at Sea," the story of the first hijacking of a U.S. ship in more than 200 years.
It's the incredible story of a regular man who found the courage to lead his ship and save his crew while besieged by Somali pirates for five days.
Phillips will share his story as a "floating CEO" in charge of the day-to-day operations of a multi-million dollar ship and its crew, drawing leadership and teamwork lessons from the dramatic five-day takeover of his ship by Somali pirates.
On Feb. 6 at 9:30 a.m., general session II will feature NFL quarterback Archie Manning, who will share his story as a 14-year veteran quarterback and father of two Super Bowl champion quarterbacks, Peyton and Eli Manning.
Manning believes the greatest rewards don't come from winning the game – they come from playing the game. His other principles for success are leadership, depending on others and being flexible.
On Feb. 5 at 8 a.m., Purina Animal Nutrition LLC and Zoetis are sponsoring the Cattlefax outlook seminar. This session will explore the factors that influence the profitability of your operation, and provide a look forward to what cattle, beef and feed prices might look like in the future. Art Douglas, Ph.D., of Creighton University, will also provide a long-term weather outlook.
For more information on the 2014 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show, visit www.beefusa.org.