What’s Going On Wednesday: July 17, 2019

Well, we may be headed to a Christmas in July- themed Round-Up, but it ssuuuureeee doesn’t feel like Christmas in July! Snowflakes wouldn’t make it anywhere near this Alabama heat, and unless Santa’s sleigh can glide over humidity…he may be out of luck also! While you take a break to beat the heat today during your lunch hour, enjoy catching up with all the ACA happenings this week. We look forward to seeing many of you at this weekend’s 13th annual AJCA Round-Up!


Membership # of the Day: 8,699

A HOLLY JOLLY ROUND-UP

AJCA_RoundUp_LogoOnly_19(2)This weekend is sure to be the most wonderful time of the year as over 130 youth come to town on their aluminum-sided sleighs with reindeer that look shockingly like show calves!! We’re excited to host the 13th annual AJCA Round-Up this weekend at Garrett Coliseum here in Montgomery. Check-in begins tomorrow from 12-5pm. We’ll also be hosting steer and commercial weigh-in from 4-6pm tomorrow at the Lewis Barn.  We’re looking forward to this premier youth livestock event and hope to see you there supporting the future of Alabama’s beef cattle industry. A schedule of events can be found online at www.BamaBeef.org/RoundUp and in the July issue of the Alabama Cattleman magazine.

 

 

Tailgating with Beef Filming

On Monday, staffer Ali Cantrell filmed cooking segments with Jack and Virginia at WSFA here in Montgomery. These cooking segments will air on August 18 and 25, and the recipes focus on Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner tailgating album. For the segments, Ali cooked up some Classic Sloppy Joes, Cheesehead Sliders and Classic Beef Kabobs…all perfect for the upcoming FOOTBALL season in the south!!

 

 

Stocker Cattle Shortcourse

On Friday, the ACA will have a booth at the Stocker Cattle Shortcourse in Greensboro, AL. Staffer Ali Cantrell will be attending the conference to mix and mingle with stocker operators and cattlemen from all over the state of Alabama. We look forward to seeing you there and applaud REA Blenda Glover on her continued efforts to make this event happen annually!

 

 

WE’RE HIRING

sle-logoThe Alabama Cattlemen’s Association, in partnership with the Southeastern Livestock Exposition, is seeking to hire a Director of Rodeo Programs. Responsibilities of this job largely include the execution of the annual SLE Rodeo, sponsorships and serving as field staff for the Cattlemen’s Association. To learn more and apply, visit www.BamaBeef.org/Staff. A copy of the job description can also be viewed by clicking here>> Director of Rodeo Programs.

 

 

 

Preparation for Bicentennial Day

Bicentennial-768x435ACA attended the monthly Bicentennial Stakeholder’s meeting this morning to go over the schedule of the day of activities of December 14. The ACA will host rodeo games, farming equipment and an appearance of Cowboy Santa to celebrate Alabama’s 200 years of statehood. The beef truck will also make an appearance at the Bicentennial parade through downtown that morning from 10 – 11:30am. So come out and celebrate with your favorite cattlemen!

 

 

THE MOOSEUM: CLOSED FOR CONSTRUCTION

Don’t forget! The MOOseum has shut its doors and is under constructionMOOseum COLOR logoas we renovate throughout July and August! Doors won’t open again until mid-August. We’re excited to see this project coming quickly to a fruition and cannot wait to re-open in August with a fresh, new look. You won’t believe what all we’ve got in store!!


 

 

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What’s Going On Wednesday: July 10, 2019

Things are heating up around the ACA…and we don’t just mean the weather! We are heading into quite the busy season as the AJCA Round-Up rides into town next week! But that’s not all that’s happening in our neck of the woods. Keep reading to catch up with your Cattlemen’s Assocition this week. 


 

Brainstorming Session

On Tuesday, we were thrilled to host over 50 members of the 66231510_2551194374890626_8810949344149635072_nSoutheastern Livestock Exposition (SLE) as we looked ahead and shared ideas on the 2020 SLE Rodeo and Livestock Week. The morning hosted a quick update and recap from the 2019 show, then led into breakout groups where members had the opportunity to speak on a variety of topics such as: Sponsorships & Rodeo Entertainment, Advertising & Communications, Membership and Ticket Sales, Day-Of Rodeo Promotions and Children’s Events. After a delicious lunch, the members split out again— this time to new groups— where we continued the idea sharing! It was truly a great meeting with lots to chew on for the staff and executive committee. Be sure to save the dates for the 2020 show held at Garrett Coliseum March 19-21!

 

 

 

YCLP Class VI Meeting in Calera

young-cattlemen-logo_websizedOn Friday, YCLP Class Vi students will be attending their second session in Calera. The group will be meeting with Sysco, which is one of the global foodservice leaders in selling, marketing, and distributing food products. Here they will learn more about the foodservice side of our industry and about how the beef checkoff aids foodservice companies like Sysco. After our tour, Dr. Don Mulvaney will host leadership training in their conference room. The class will wrap up their day at A.C. Legg which is a spice and seasoning company down the road from Sysco.

 

 

FHSHTE Meeting at ACA

Today, the ACA is hosting the Family Human Services, Hospitality and Tourism, and Education (FHSHTE) Advisory Council through the Alabama State Department of Education. The purpose of the State Advisory Council is to provide advice and counsel to the FHSHTE State Staff by making suggestions and recommendations for the improvement of the instructional program. This council enables the FHSHTE maintain successful and viable programs across the state. It is also a great opportunity for our staffer, Ali Cantrell, who has been invited to sit on the advisory council.

 

WE’RE HIRING

sle-logoThe Alabama Cattlemen’s Association, in partnership with the Southeastern Livestock Exposition, is seeking to hire a Director of Rodeo Programs. Responsibilities of this job largely include the execution of the annual SLE Rodeo, sponsorships and serving as field staff for the Cattlemen’s Association. To learn more and apply, visit www.BamaBeef.org/Staff. A copy of the job description can also be viewed by clicking here>> Director of Rodeo Programs.

 

 

Stakeholder Meetings

This morning (Wednesday), ACA Exec Erin Beasley spent some time at the Alabama Department of Ag and Industries and the Alabama Department of Environmental Management as she represented Alabama’s cattle producers in meetings involving the regulation of on-farm activities and animal health.

 

 

BCIA Board Meeting

39211654_275617986551544_6739440034073542656_oOn Thursday, ACA Director of Field Services will take a break from putting the final touches on the Round-Up as she heads to Clanton for the Alabama Beef Cattle Improviment Association (BCIA) Board of Directors Meeting held at the Chilton Research & Extension Center. While there, she will report on ACA happenings and the help the group meet the main goal of reviewing and approving the 2018-2019 fiscal year-end financial report and the 2019-20 financial budget from the budget committee. She will also enjoy a lunch where she will have the opportunity to network with BCIA members and leaders.

 

 

Biscuits Are Better with Beef

On Thursday, ACA Director of Education & Outreach Ali Cantrell will be meeting with  Montgomery Biscuits Corporate Sponsorships director to discuss future partnerships. This potential partnership will provide exposure within the River Region. With attendance on the rise, and new ownership continuing to add new off-season events to their agenda, this is a perfect opportunity for the ACA to tap into this market.

 

 

THE MOOSEUM: CLOSED FOR CONSTRUCTION

Don’t forget! The MOOseum has shut its doors and is under constructionMOOseum COLOR logo as we renovate throughout July and August! Doors won’t open again until mid-August. We’re excited to see this project coming quickly to a fruition and cannot wait to re-open in August with a fresh, new look. You won’t believe what all we’ve got in store!!


 

 

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What’s Going On Wednesday: July 3, 2019

Short week, short blog! Before we head into our long Independence Day weekend, we wanted to give you a quick update from the ACA. Our news, announcements and updates never end, so keep reading to learn more about what’s happening at the Cattlemen’s this week. We hope you enjoy a fun, safe and delicious holiday weekend and we salute those who fought for the freedoms we celebrate this Independence Day. 


 

We’re Hiring

sle-logoThe Alabama Cattlemen’s Association, in partnership with the Southeastern Livestock Exposition, is seeking to hire a Director of Rodeo Programs. Responsibilities of this job largely include the execution of the annual SLE Rodeo, sponsorships and serving as field staff for the Cattlemen’s Association. To learn more and apply, visit www.BamaBeef.org/Staff. A copy of the job description can also be viewed by clicking here>> Director of Rodeo Programs.

 

 

LMA Meeting On the Coast

The Livestock Marking Association (LMA) hosted a regional listening session with the Southeastern states to discuss disease traceability and to get feedback from markets on the USDA policies. The Alabama LMA also hosted a successful state meeting to discuss new business where the ACA had the opportunity to address the group and provide literature and “swag” for the stockyards to take home. After the meeting,  the group broke off for fellowship and a little surf-n-turf as the meeting was hosted on Alabama’s coast!

 

 

A Holly Jolly Round-Up

AJCA_RoundUp_LogoOnly_19(2)July 18-21 is sure to be the most wonderful time of the year as over 120 youth come to town on their aluminum-sided sleighs with reindeer that look shockingly like show calves!! We’re excited to host the 13th annual AJCA Round-Up in just two short weeks at Garrett Coliseum here in Montgomery. Contests, prizes, logistics and breaking classes are all in the works as registration officially closed this past Saturday! We’re looking forward to this premier youth livestock event and hope to see you there supporting the future of Alabama’s beef cattle industry. A schedule of events can be found online at www.BamaBeef.org/RoundUp and in the upcoming July issue of the Alabama Cattleman magazine.

 

 

BEEF 101 for Childhood Nutrition Directors

The ACA will host a Beef 101 on July 24 for Childhood Nutrition Program Directors from Vestavia Hills City Schools! We are expecting a group of 45 to be in attendance. ACA Regional Vice President Johnny Gibson and his wife Henrietta will be in attendance, and we invite you— if you are interested— to attend this program also!! If you’d like to attend or plan your own trip, please contact staffer Ali Cantrell by calling (334) 265-1867. Cattlemen are always welcome at any Beef 101!

 

 

The MOOseum: Closed for Construction

Don’t forget! The MOOseum has shut its doors and is under constructionMOOseum COLOR logo as we renovate throughout July and August! Doors won’t open again until mid-August. We’re excited to see this project coming quickly to a fruition and cannot wait to re-open in August with a fresh, new look. You won’t believe what all we’ve got in store!!

 

 

Happy Fourth of July

Screenshot 2019-07-03 09.43.29The Alabama Cattlemen’s Association will be closed July 4-5 in observance of Independence Day. Normal business hours will resume Monday, July 8 at 8 a.m. We encourage you to fire up the grill and enjoy beef this Fourth of July as we celebrate our many freedoms and America’s 243rd birthday!


 

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