February 2 – 5, 2020
San Antonio, TX
Welcome to Texas Tour
Monday, February 3rd at 1 p.m.
Texana Feeders, Floresville TX – Texana Feeders is a 15,000 head feedlot. Texana starts their cattle on the open range then finishes them in the lots. Texana is feeding for two labels, an Angus label and a Wagyu label. With this feeding schedule it will take from 16-18 months to finish an animal. They also finish some Angus/Dairy cross cattle.
Dean & Peeler MeatWorks, Poth, TX – a state-of-the-art and federally inspected custom meat processing plant and retail market.
Texas Ranger Museum – This world-class Texas Ranger exhibit offers the public the chance to see priceless historic artifacts that span more than a century of Ranger history.
Catered Dinner at The Buckhorn Saloon
Julie Anna Potts
Julie Anna Potts is the President and CEO of the North American Meat Institute, where she leads the Institute in the implementation of all programs and activities for the association. An agriculture veteran, Potts previously served the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) as its executive vice president and treasurer. Potts first joined AFBF in 2004, serving as general counsel until 2009. In late 2009, she was named chief counsel of the Senate Agriculture Committee, serving under then-Chairman Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas. Earlier in her career, Potts was an associate in the environmental law groups of the Washington, DC, law firms Mayer Brown, LLP, and Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal. She also clerked for U.S. Magistrate Judge John M. Facciola in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia from 1997-1998.
Potts earned her law degree at The George Washington University Law School in Washington, DC, and her bachelor of arts in English at Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. She is a trustee of The Pennsylvania State University and chair of the American Enterprise Agriculture Sector Committee at the Smithsonian American History Museum.