Region Meetings Kickoff This Week!

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Our upcoming meetings are scheduled for Region IV, Region VI and Region II!

For those of you who are curious, Region Meetings are held annually, prior to the Summer Business Meeting in Denver. The meetings are held in an effort to encourage current ANCW members, new members, and anyone interested in joining our organization to learn more about what we do. It’s a great opportunity for each state affiliate to share what’s happening in their state and how they advocate for the beef community!

Region IV (Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas) | April 21-23 | College Station, TX

The Texas CattleWomen have planned a fabulous region meeting in Bryan, Texas! The George W. Bush Presidential Library features a “Ranching Legacy” Exhibit, available for tours prior to opening registration and a kickoff dinner. Region IV starts off on April 21 with a big Texas welcome from Region Director Debbie Gill and other Texas Cattlewomen, followed by an update from ANCW President-Elect Gwen Geis (WY) and the Region IV business portion. Attendees will also have an educational component and livestock handling demonstration at the Texas A&M University Beef Center, followed by dinner. We hear that the TAMU Prime Rib is World Famous! Before heading home, meeting attendees will finish up any necessary business and have the chance to shop in historic downtown Bryan. Visit TX Cattlewomen to learn more!

Region VI (California, Hawaii, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico) April 27-29 | Elko, NV

Nevada CattleWomen will host the 2017 Region VI meeting in Elko, Nevada. The meeting is full of education, entertainment and fellowship all in the name of “Strategies for Successful Agvocacy.” Before the meeting, attendees are encouraged to take part in the pre-conference Herds & Harvest Workshop to learn about USDA grading, how it affects your eating experience and how to optimize marbling through feeding efficiency techniques. The workshop will be followed by the Herds & Harvest Social—a meet and greet for Region VI membership and attendees. Friday’s schedule kicks off with a welcome from Region Director Pam Griffin (AZ) and local leadership. After an ANCW update, attendees will jump into workshops on social media, guest speakers including the state veterinarian and a presentation from Trent Loos on igniting passion for a purpose. Highlights from Saturday’s events include an Environmental Stewardship tour at Maggie Creek Ranch and a tour of the J.M. Capriola Company. Follow the Nevada Cattlewomen’s Facebook page for more details.

Region II (Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina) April 29-30 | Point Clear, AL

To round out this month’s region meetings, Alabama will host Region II on the Gulf Coast at the Grand Hotel Resort in Point Clear, Alabama. Region members and attendees will come together on April 29 for a welcome from Region Director Emily Dent (AL), followed by an ANCW update and the business portion of the region meeting. Activities for the meeting include educational sessions on understanding consumer perception and cattle marketing from Florida Cattlewoman Ashley Hughes, presentations and round table sessions from Sarah Bohnenkamp, and a dinner catered by the hotel chef. Attendees are encouraged to enjoy resort activities, including a historic military processional and cannon firing ceremony and shopping in and around the area. Registration is STILL OPEN for the Region II meeting! Visit our Region Meeting page for registration information.

Didn’t see your region listed in the meetings? Don’t worry! Regions are also hosting meetings in May and June.

For more information on these and other region meetings, please visit our Events page.

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