(WASHINGTON) – The United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) announced the 2017 Annual Meeting and Cattle Producer’s Forum, to be held September 15th & 16th at the Big Horn Resort in Billings, Montana.

USCA will host its Annual Meeting September 15th, followed by the Forum on Saturday, September 16th. Building on the success of last year’s event, the 2017 Cattle Producer’s Forum will once again bring industry experts from Washington, D.C. and across the country to a shared stage in Billings, Montana to discuss the current state of the U.S. cattle industry. The Forum will feature panel discussions on: Bull or Bear? Trade Under the New Administration, The Next Big Thing is Already Here: How to Capitalize on a Changing Industry, and much more.  Attendees can expect to walk away from this year’s event having gained a better understanding of the forces shaping today’s industry.

“The USCA Annual Meeting and Producer’s Forum provide an ideal platform for discussion amongst U.S. cattle producers on issues facing today’s industry," USCA's Policy & Outreach Director Lia Biondo stated. "Last year’s combination of events brought industry experts and producers from across the country to have serious conversations about the state of the industry and the direction it was headed.”

USCA President Kenny Graner added, “Since last year’s event, USCA has continued the discussions held at the Forum and will invite back some of our panel members, in addition to new faces. The Forum has been founded on a principle that an open discussion amongst all producers, no matter their affiliation, must take place if we are to address and solve some of the issues facing producers today.  No topic is off limits and open discussion is encouraged; the testimonials from last year’s event are evidence enough to encourage all members of the industry to attend and take part in a different type of meeting format.”

MEETING DETAILS:

Friday, September 15th will serve as the U.S. Cattlemen’s Association Annual Meeting, where members are invited to take part in committee meetings, and to discuss organizational goals and objectives for the upcoming year and elect new leaders. On Saturday, September 16th, ALL cattle producers and industry representatives are encouraged to continue the discussions at the Forum and accompanying social events. 

A draft agenda and registration information can be found on the meeting website atwww.cattlemensmeeting.com. New speakers are added each week; check back often for updates! Registration is $45 per person online, $50 at the door. Hotel reservations can be made by calling the Big Horn Resort at (406) 839-9300. Mention “U.S. Cattlemen’s Association” for the discounted rate of $99/night. We will be selling tickets until we're sold out – don’t hesitate to reserve your seat at the table today!

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Established in March 2007, USCA is committed to enhancing and expanding the cattle industry’s voice on Capitol Hill.  USCA has a full-time presence in Washington, giving cattle producers across the country a strong influence on policy development.  For more information go to www.uscattlemen.org.

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