SPECIAL NOTICE: We are only 150 members shy of our 10,000 member goal for the 2017 year. To get us to the goal, we’re offering a chance at $150 to anyone who joins or renews by THIS Friday, June 30. Just visit www.bamabeef.org/join to get in on this deal!!
Help us break 10,000 by the end of the membership year! The deadline for recruiting and having membership/monies into the state office is June 30th. 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
West Alabama Trip
Tuesday and Wednesday are days spent on the road for a few of the young staffers of the ACA. Staffers Kayla Greer, Michael Agar and intern Logan Strock are on the road visiting cattlemen in west Alabama and east Mississippi as the trio made its way to Town Creek Farm in West Point, MS to conduct an interview and cover shoot for the October issue of the Alabama Cattleman magazine. A focus on fertility and performance in over 200 docile Brangus bulls made for a great afternoon at Town Creek Farm. Thanks to Milton Sundbeck, Joy Reznicek and Clint Ladner for an afternoon of scenic views and learning more about the Brangus breed!
While making their way west, the staffers stopped in Uniontown to visit Alabama Livestock Auction’s Tuesday sale. Kayla took the opportunity to introduce our newest staffer, Michael, to Jimmy and Jim Sealy while enjoying time on the market scene. On their way back after staying the night in Starkville, the group will visit with cattlemen in Pickens County including Mike Dee at Dee River Ranch. To follow them along their trip, follow the ACA on SnapChat (alcattlemen).
Montgomery County Cattlemen’s Meeting
ACA Assistant Executive Vice President Erin Beasley enjoyed stopping by the Montgomery County Cattlemen’s Board Meeting Tuesday night to spend time with the county leaders as they make plans for a busy fall season ahead. She was excited to hear how the county is working to increase its exposure and promote beef during October Beef Month. Great work, Montgomery County, and thanks for having us out!
AJCA ROUND-UP REGISTRATION Closing soon
AJCA Round-Up online registration is now available through July 5 at 11:55 p.m. If your child is 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. SPECIAL ONE-DAY BONUS: If you register your child by midnight tonight, they’re entered into a drawing for a Fiesta-themed gift basket including a $15 beef gift certificate!
- AJCA Membership Sign-Up
- Rules (note rule changes effective in 2017)
- Director Application
- Registration (Closes July 5 at 11:55 p.m.)
Alabama Agribusiness Council Meeting
This week, Dr. Billy Powell attended an Alabama Agribusiness Council annual meeting where he was recognized as a one of five founding directors from 27 years ago. He completed his term as a board member and was pleased that Erin Beasley was elected as a new director.
The Cowboy Rides Away
On Friday, June 30th we will say goodbye to Dr. Powell and Erin Beasley will take the reins of the ACA. Thanks for everything Dr. Powell. You leave the ACA in excellent shape for the staff to continue on its traditions and successes.
HOLIDAY WEEKEND AHEAD
The ACA office will be closed on Monday and Tuesday in observance of the Fourth of July holiday. Anyone that has Round-Up questions over the weekend can email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com and they will call you back to help. Don’t forget to enjoy some delicious beef this weekend, and we wish everyone a safe and Happy Fourth of July!
AUGUST BOARD MEETING- SAVE THE DATE
Board of Directors: Don’t forget our Board Meeting to be held August 10 at the ACA Building in downtown Montgomery. We look forward to seeing each of you and updating you on all we’ve done this summer as well as telling you what to look forward to in the fall!