Happy Spring! In true springtime fashion, we were greeted by cool temps, sunshine and chirping birds this morning, and as the day goes on…things are starting to warm up. Textbook springtime behavior, and we are so grateful for it as it means green grass and the end of feeding season is near! We are also grateful for a full calendar ahead as it means staff gets to get out and about to see you guys. Keep reading to learn more about what’s going on this week at the ACA.
ALABAMA CATTLEMEN’S FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP BANQUET
You may have noticed something different at the annual Awards Banquet if you joined us in Birmingham for the 76th ACA Convention & Trade Show. The room wasn’t quite as full, and the program was a bit shorter, and that’s because the annual Foundation Scholarship portion of the evening has been moved to its own, private event! That’s right, we now are able to give these stellar recipients a special evening where they and the endowment families get to shine! So with that said, this Saturday the Alabama Cattlemen’s Foundation will award $64,000 in scholarships to 74 deserving students at the 2019 ACA Scholarship Banquet. The banquet will be at the Wetumpka Civic Center at 5:30PM. Coverage of the banquet will be in the May magazine, so be on the lookout for your favorite scholar!
Nebraska Disaster Relief
The bomb cyclone that hit America’s heartland is still causing problems long after it’s gone. Our thoughts and prayers are with the cattlemen of Nebraska and the Dakotas that fought monumental snowfall and now, torrential flooding. If you want to help, disaster relief funds have been established and supplies are being requested.
- Feed stuffs
- fencing material
- volunteer help
Contact Nebraska Dept of Ag for assistance 1-800-831-0550 or visit nda.nebraska.gov/resources/
Disaster Relief Funds (Information below provided by Drovers)
The Nebraska Cattlemen Disaster Relief Fund is organized in the State of Nebraska as a not-for-profit corporation and will be seeking to qualify as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable org under which all donations made to the Fund would be tax deductible for the donor in accordance with applicable federal tax laws. All of the proceeds will go to cattlemen and women of Nebraska who are dealing with the devastation of the flooding.
To donate write a check to Nebraska Cattlemen Disaster Relief Fund and mail it to:
Nebraska Cattlemen Disaster Relief Fund
4611 Cattle Drive
Lincoln, NE 68521
NDA’s Hay and Forage Hotline, 402-471-4876, connects buyers with sellers of hay, pasture and other types of forage. This hotline service is available at no cost to buyers and sellers.
SLE Rodeo & JBE Wrap-Up
We enjoyed an awesome week at the SLE Rodeo and Junior Beef Expo! We want to start by saying congratulations to Harmon Butler of Dale County who exhibited the Supreme grand Champion Market Steer and Ashlyn Ruf of. Limestone County who took the grand prize in the heifer show. We’d also like to acknowledge the more than 130 youth who received scholarships from the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. Pictures from the scholarship luncheon are available by clicking here and Junior Beef Expo photos, provided by the Alabama Farmers Federation, are available at the links below. Congrats to all on an outstanding weekend of exhibiting, performing and enjoying the western culture of rodeo!
The Alabama CattleWomen’s BeeFit 5k is April 13 in downtown Montgomery, and we’re excited to launch Team Bama Beef at this event. Team Bama Beef will be comprised of beef-loving fitness enthusiasts and will be supported by the beef checkoff. We’re looking for people who are committed to living an active, healthy lifestyle and who love eating beef! If you’re interested in being a part of Team Bama Beef, contact Ali Cantrell by phone or email to get some more information.
Registration for the event is now live on the CattleWomen’s website, http://alabamacattlewomen.com/beefit/.
The membership count of the day is 6,639 members of the ACA…and
counting as Membership and Producer Contact Coordinator Jessica Kennedy and our county leaders are steady inserting renewals and new members or NEED to be! Jessica is working to get all membership up-to-date so she can then begin sending out membership statements to all non-renewed members in April as well as county liability insurance information. Stay tuned for more!