Amanda Nolz, Editor of BEEF magazine's BEEF Daily electronic newsletter and BEEF Daily Blog, also takes her message directly to the public via numerous public appearances. Her remarks cover everything from opportunities and obstacles for youth in livestock production to taking on the detractors of the farming and ranching way of life.

You can sign up for her electronic posts at beefmagazine.com. But, if you have the opportunity to listen firsthand to this impressive young professional, here are a few of her upcoming appearances:

  • Oct. 9-11 — 2010 National Beef Ambassador Contest, Fort Smith, AR: An inspirational keynote to contestants and a workshop for CattleWomen on online social networking.

  • Nov. 21 — South Dakota Department of Agriculture Banquet keynote address, Pierre: “What Happened to the Next Generation of Agriculturalists?”

  • Jan. 30-31, 2010 — North Dakota Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Conference, Minot.

  • Feb. 12-13 — Great Lakes Regional Dairy Conference, Frankenmuth, MI.