Beef Leaders Institute Deadline is March 1

The American Angus Association will host its third annual Beef Leaders Institute (BLI) June 2-4, 2010. Applications are now being accepted for the event and are due March 1.

Limited to 20 participants, BLI is designed for Association members 25-45 years old to provide insight into all beef industry segments while enhancing their knowledge of the Association and strengthening leadership skills.

BLI includes three days of tours, including a beef harvesting and packing facility, retailer, fabricator, feedlots and other industry segments, including the Association.

“Beef Leaders Institute started as an outlet for the Association and Angus Foundation to educate our younger members about all segments of the beef industry, and we have seen it become that, but it also has evolved into an awesome networking and leadership opportunity for many enthusiastic producers,” says Shelia Stannard, Association director of activities and events. “Many of the first two years’ alumni are active in their state Angus associations and other agricultural organizations.”

The Association will provide transportation, lodging, meals and materials during BLI. Attendees will be responsible for round-trip transportation between their home and either Kansas City or Saint Joseph, Mo.

Coordinated by the American Angus Association to strengthen leaders and enhance the educational opportunities for young cattle producers, BLI is funded through the Angus Foundation.

Applications are available here or by contacting the Activities Department. Questions can be directed to Shelia Stannard at sstannard@angus.org or by calling the Association at 816-383-5100.

The American Angus Association is the nation’s largest beef organization, serving more than 30,000 members across the United States and Canada. It provides programs and services to farmers, ranchers and others who rely on the power of Angus to produce quality genetics for the beef industry and quality beef for consumers.

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