Oh, there’s not much happening in the cattle industry this week…NOT!
It’s the biggest week of the year for the American beef cattle industry! It’s Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show week, and this year its foothold is in the Southeast…in New Orleans! That’s the big word this week, but keep reading to catch a few important notes about what’s going on- especially when it comes to our upcoming state convention. Check it out!
76TH ANNUAL ACA CONVENTION & TRADE SHOW
We’re beefin’ up the ‘Ham…Birmingham, that is! Join us at the 2019 ACA Convention & Trade Show at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) February 15-16, 2019. There are endless activities, learning opportunities and networking experiences awaiting your registration including dynamic and educational Cattlemen’s Colleges, a trade show with the industry’s elite equipment, tool and nutritional names, a menu of delicious beef meals and fun for the whole family at Friday evening’s Boots & BBQ event and Saturday’s Awards Banquet! Be sure to register now to secure your meal ticket.
We look forward to the 76th annual ACA Convention and Trade Show, and you should too! REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN at www.BamaBeef.org/Convention AND CLOSES ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4 AT NOON. Visit the site or call Jessica today at (334) 265-1867 to register today. Mail-in forms are also available in your recent issue of the Alabama Cattleman or on the site listed above. Once registration closes, walk-in registration is welcomed with remaining meal tickets available at a first-come, first-serve basis.
HOTEL ROOMS ARE ALMOST SOLD OUT! Get em’ while the gettin’ is good. Learn more about booking your room here.
*Note to vendors: Ali Cantrell is now your trade show contact! Email Ali
CATTLE Industry CONVENTION & NCBA TRADE SHOW
Staffers Erin Beasley, Ali Cantrell, Stephanie Fuller and the state officers are in New Orleans this week for the Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show. For those coming for the day or to register on site be sure to use the ACA Member Discount Code ACACATTLECON. Also drop by our booth in the trade show (#2602) for a visit, chair and some ACA swag!
COUNTY ANNUAL MEETING Season
We’ve enjoyed seeing the highlights from all the county meetings andloveto see the hard work of counties executed in their annual meeting. We look forward to many more still to come, which can be found on the Bama Beef Events Calendar. As a reminder, leading up to your county’s annual meeting, please contact Jessica Kennedy in our office to infor her of the date, time and location and to request a speaker! Remember, the earlier you get those dates to us, the earlier we can get them on our website and in the magazine!! Following the meeting, send Jessica any officer updates in order to update our system with corrected contact information for 2019. RVPs, we encourage you to reach out to your counties to let them know you plan to attend their meetings! That way, they can account for your meal.
As you’re collecting membership information to put into the system at your meetings, remember how important phone numbers and email addresses are! It is essential to county leaders and to us here at the state to be able to contact our members when needed. It helps everyone in the long run. Also, as a reminder, the three-year member dues have changed to $120 with $82 coming back to the state office.
SLE RODEO- COMING TO TOWN!
The 62nd annual SLE Rodeo will come bucking back to town March 14-16 for the best show on dirt east of the Mississippi! Ticket sales are now available, so give Kara Coplin a call at 888-2RODEO2. To learn more about this year’s SLE Rodeo & Livestock Week, visit www.SLERodeo.com.
*NOTICE* Cowgirls, take note of the new “Clear Bag Policy” at the Garrett Coliseum. Regular purses are no longer allowed for security reasons, so grab those clear stadium bags before heading to this year’s show!