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.
On Tuesday, we were thrilled to host over 50 members of the Southeastern 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
On 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.
The 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.
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
On 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 construction 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!!