Montana Stockgrowers Foundation will sponsor Cattlemen’s Conference attendee

The Montana Stockgrowers Foundation will send one Montana delegate to this year’s Young Cattlemen’s Conference (YCC) scheduled for May 30 through June 7.

According to a Foundation news release, applications to attend are due by March 15, and are available  at

“Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about the structure of the U.S. cattle industry and gain insight on the legislative process that guides our business,” the news release advises.

“The Young Cattlemen’s Conference is an opportunity for cattlemen and cattlewomen between the ages of 25 and 50 to visit segments of the beef industry in other parts of our nation with young ranchers from other states.”

The conference is facilitated by the  National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA).

Participants will travel with national attendees to Denver, Chicago and Washington D.C., visiting OSI, Inc.; McDonald’s global headquarters, and Capitol Hill.

“The primary objective is to develop leadership qualities in young cattlewomen and cattlemen and expose them to all aspects of the beef industry,” the news release revealed. “The tour helps these young leaders understand all areas of our industry ranging from industry structure to issues management, from production research to marketing.”

The Stockgrowers Foundation will ensure funding for one participant for the full cost of the tour along with travel expenses.

Remaining expenses are the responsibility of the participant, who will be chosen from those who apply.

Participants must be a member of Montana Stockgrowers Association and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.

To learn more about the Young Cattlemen’s Conference and to complete an application, visit the MSGA websit at , All applications must be complete and postmarked or received by March


They can be mailed to the Stockgrowers Foundation at the following address: Montana Stockgrowers Foundation, Attn: YCC, 420 N. California St.  , Helena, MT , 59601.

For more information or to have questions answered about the application process or YCC trip, call the MSGA office at 406-442-3420 or e-mail

— by Star Staff