It’s Wednesday again, and we’re back to give you another update on what’s happening with your state Cattlemen’s Association. It’s been a wet week around the state, and while we all may be a little behind on cutting, we can’t complain about having lots of rain and plenty of green grass. This time last year, we were praying for those two things. So take a break from greasing the cutter or cleaning out the baler in preparation for a few sunny days ahead and catch up on all things ACA.
Welcome, Michael Agar
This week we welcomed a new face into the office as Michael Agar joined the state staff team for his first week on the job. A recent graduate of Mississippi State University, Michael brings a thorough knowledge of beef cattle industry with him to the team. During college, he served as the president of the Collegiate Cattlemen’s Association, worked at the MSU Beef Unit and competed on the Livestock Judging Team. He completed an internship at Town Creek Farm in Mississippi.
He’s now moved back to Troy, AL in Pike County where his family raises registered Angus cattle, pecans and poultry. He looks forward to taking on the role of industry relations and youth programs and will work with intern Logan Strock this summer to plan the 11th Annual AJCA Round-Up.
The membership number of the day is 9,598!
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
FFA Week in Montgomery
It’s a busy week in downtown Montgomery, and there’s a lot of National Blue and Corn Gold to be seen. That’s right! It’s FFA Week in town, and we’re proud to see so many young folks involved and excelling in agriculture. You’ll find us involved in many aspects of the week but the two most important involve the trade show and the Wall of Honor luncheon.
ACA’s Michael Agar and Logan Strock are manning a booth in the FFA Trade Show on Wednesday and Thursday. They’re signing up new members, educating young people on the upcoming AJCA Round-Up and selling ACA gear and the ever-popular BEEF tags! Stop by to say hi if you’re in town.
Another large role we have the week is our hosting the annual FFA Wall of Honor luncheon. We’re excited today to have around 100 people on our third floor enjoying a steak luncheon as 11 new members will be inducted into the Alabama FFA Wall of Honor. We’re excited to have this crowd with us today, and we’re excited about the many FFA groups that will be touring The MOOseum this week as well!
BAMA’S BEST BEEF WEEK #2
Bama’s Best Beef is underway and looking delicious! The Week #2 Photo Challenege winner was Barbecue Stop of Clay, AL All-American dish, “Brisket & Mac,” and now it will go head-to-head with the Week #1 winner, Old Town Stock House’s “Tteok Galbi” for the title of Bama’s Best Beef!
As a reminder, Barbecue Stop of Clay, AL “Brisket & Mac” is described as “juicy, tender, slow-smoked brisket over homemade, melt-in-your-mouth, mac & cheese.” Old Town Stock House of Guntersville, AL “Tteok Galbi” is described as “Korean marinated beef served on house steam buns.”
These two are dueling it out on Facebook this week for the title! At the mid week check point, Barbecue Stop is taking the lead with about 30 more votes than OTSH. 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 is now available online. Check your inbox for a link and password!
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!!
AJCA ROUND-UP REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
AJCA Round-Up online registration is now available through July 5 at 11:55 p.m. 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 (Closes July 5 at 11:55 p.m.)
Dr. Powell at WCWS
This week’s blog wouldn’t be complete without mentioning that Dr. Powell is enjoying his retirement gift while in Oklahoma City at the Women’s College World Series with his three sons, Greg, Matt and Will. Dr. Powell is a lifelong softball fan, so it was to his surprise that we sent him on a trip to enjoy some quality time with his sons while enjoying the sport he loves. He even got to visit the Cowboy Hall of Fame! Our hat’s off to you, Dr. Powell! Safe travels.
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