Just like that, the month of May is over as quickly as the rest of this year has gone. The year 2017 is on the move, and we’re anxious to get going on a busy summer of activities, staff change-overs and beef promotion. June is sure to bring a lot of that, so keep reading to find out how we’re sending off May and welcoming the big month of June!
Final Statements went out in the mail and all remittances will come back to the state office.
The deadline for recruiting is June 30th,and remember, the recruiter and the person recruited both get entered in the John Deere Gator drawing! Speaking of John Deere Gator, WE HAVE RAFFLE TICKETS!! Contact us if you’d like a book to sell or purchase for your chance to win the Gator! The deadline to have money and raffle tickets turned is before or at the summer board meeting. There will be a prize for the person who sells the most raffle tickets. They come in books of 10 and Jessica can mail them out today! Email Jessica
AJCA Round-Up Registration Opens TOMORROW
With June comes the opening up of the AJCA Round-Up online registration! If your child interested in beef cattle, has a knack for cooking, an eye for graphic design, a competitive streak in volleyball or a love of speaking in public, you should consider signing them up for the 11th annual AJCA Round-Up. This year’s event comes with a “South of the Border” FIESTA theme and is sure to be a muy beuno time!
AJCA membership is required for entry into the Round-Up. Here’s all you need to know about this year’s event:
- AJCA Membership Sign-Up
- Rules (note rule changes effective in 2017)
- Director Application
- Registration (Opens June 1 at 8:30 a.m. and closes July 5 at 11:55 p.m.)
Montgomery Wellness Forum at ACA
The Montgomery Wellness Forum is meeting at the Cattlemen’s Building today to discuss healthy workplace habits. This group consists of representatives from Blue Cross Blue Shield, Alabama Diabetes Association, American Red Cross, and several different Montgomery companies. This group gives us a chance to showcase our building and remind these groups that healthy beef recipes and research info is available at any time to help them reach their goals in wellness.
Beef for Father’s Day
Also happening today, we’ll be taking our annual trip over to the Capitol with our friends from Alabama CattleWomen’s Association to have the Beef for Father’s Day Proclamation Signing. Beef is a man’s best friend, and it’s #KingOfTheGrill this summertime. Fire up the grill and give your dad the gift of delicious beef this Father’s Day!
Culinary Fight Club- Blended Burger Battle Results
Last week, the beef checkoff funded the Culinary Fight Club competition featuring hamburgers at Central Restaurant in downtown Montgomery. This event showcased three outstanding chefs from the restaurants Corks & Cleavers, Sundown and Hamburger King in the Montgomery area. The winning chef, Hunter Harrison of Hamburger King, created a unique blended burger with Mexican chorizo and mushrooms, topped with candied bacon and a Creole aioli. By winning the competition, Chef Harrison will now compete in the World Food Championships this fall in Gulf Shores. We look forward to sponsoring a similar contest this summer featuring steak.
Bama’s Best Beef Week #2
Bama’s Best Beef is underway and looking delicious! Following the Week #1 Photo Challenge whose winner was Old Town Stock House of Gunterville’s Asian dish, “Tteok Galbi,” the Week #2 Photo Challenge has kicked off, and the competition is fierce between our All-American and Other category finalists!
Barbecue Stop of Clay, AL “Brisket & Mac” is described as “juicy, tender, slow-smoked brisket over homemade, melt-in-your-mouth, mac & cheese.” Bertolone’s Italian Cafe of Clanton, AL “Cannelloni” is described as “fresh pasta shells filled with seasoned ground beef, spinach and Italian cheeses topped with bolognese and bescamela sauces.”
These two are dueling it out on Facebook this week. At this point, it’s a close race with Bertolone’s taking the lead in the contest with 191 “reactions” vs Barbecue Stop’s 155 “reactions.” If they’re from your area, be sure to spread the word to VOTE on the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association Facebook page. Help us promote Alabama’s delicious and unique beef dishes!
July- Alabama Cattleman
Before we talk about the excellent advertising opportunities in the July magazine, we’d like to note that the June issue will be available online Monday, June 5. Be on the lookout for an email with a link and password this coming Monday!
Now, July. If you want the best advertising deal in town, call us today! July’s magazine reaches a circulation of over 20,000 people…that’s double our normal circulation…but advertising rates are the same! That’s twice the bang for your advertising buck, and we don’t want you to miss out. Give Nicky Bechard a call today at (334) 265-1867 or shoot her an email to learn more. Deadline is JUNE 15!!
School’s out and The MOOseum is in…inside, that is! Beat the summertime heat and rain by bringing your kiddos, daycare or church groups to explore Alabama’s beef cattle industry. Tours are lining up left and right, and the laughter of children is filling our first floor already at the early kick off of summer vacation. The best part is that they’ll be learning without even knowing it! We are open Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Come see us!
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