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YCLP

Young Cattlemen's Leadership Program


The Alabama Cattlemen’s Association recognizes the need to cultivate our future leaders of the association and industry. The Young Cattlemen's Leadership Program (YCLP), funded in part by the Alabama State Beef Checkoff, aims to do just that by identifying the state's top young cattlemen and developing them into leaders of the future.

The three primary goals of the YCLP are:

  • Provide participants with a "pasture to plate" experience of Alabama's beef industry
  • Equip participants with the tools necessary to become an effective leader and to share their beef story with their peers
  • Create a network of young cattlemen who the ACA can depend on to help with beef promotion and issues management as well as become industry leaders in the future

The YCLP consists of six meetings dispersed across Alabama over the course of a year. The class will be selected by a committee based on applications submitted. Preference will be given to those nominees who are ages 22-40, but do not be discouraged to nominate yourself or someone else who falls out of that range.

We encourage county chapters to cover the tuition and “buy-in” to their young leaders. If you are interested in applying to the program, complete the enclosed application and submit it with a letter of recommendation from someone you consider being an upcoming leader in your county’s cattlemen association.

Contact YCLP Program Coordinator Morgan Desselle for more information.





2021-2022 YCLP Class VIII

Mitchell Alexander

Mitchell Alexander

Covington County
Emmanuel Bankston

Emmanuel Bankston

Henry County
Eric Beck

Eric Beck

Mobile County
David Broussard

David Broussard

Hale County
Trevor Collier

Trevor Collier

Lauderdale County
David Daniel, Jr.

David Daniel, Jr.

Dallas County
Jason Ealum

Jason Ealum

Butler County
Ben Gotcher

Ben Gotcher

Colbert County
Jordan Kinard

Jordan Kinard

Bibb County
Chad McHugh

Chad McHugh

Dallas County
Leah Perry

Leah Perry

Colbert County
Caleb Skipper

Caleb Skipper

Jackson County
Emily Smith

Emily Smith

Houston County
Michael Smith

Michael Smith

Shelby County
David Snyder

David Snyder

Jefferson County
Brandon Thomas

Brandon Thomas

Lauderdale County
Cannon Twilley

Cannon Twilley

Cullman County
KoryAnn Watt

KoryAnn Watt

Sumter County
Tyler Watt

Tyler Watt

Sumter County
Johnny Watts

Johnny Watts

Dallas County
Rebecca Weeks

Rebecca Weeks

Houston County
Brandon Woods

Brandon Woods

Cullman County
Not Pictured:
John Starnes, Jackson County




YCLP Class VII: 2020-2021

YCLP Class VI: 2019-2020

YCLP Class V: 2018-2019

YCLP Class IV: 2017-2018

YCLP Class III: 2016-2017

YCLP Class II: 2015-2016

YCLP Class I: 2014-2015

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