LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska Cattlemen announced 10 beef industry professionals participated in the 2019 Young Cattlemen’s Conference (YCC) last month in Lincoln.

“Had a great time learning about different aspects of the beef industry and meeting fellow producers and friends” said attendee Grant Potadle of Herman.

YCC nominees are accepted from Nebraska Cattlemen affiliate organizations throughout the state and selected by committee. Each class is limited to 10 individuals who make a two-year commitment to participate in the leadership program, including two four-day intensive learning sessions. The 2019 class will return to Lincoln for the second session, focusing on legislative issues, in early 2020.

The goal of the Young Cattlemen’s Conference is to expose young and emerging leaders to a variety of areas of the beef industry and provide them with necessary leadership tools. During the two-year program, YCC members are provided training on professional communication, given the opportunity to tour multiple Nebraska-based agriculture production facilities and learn to navigate state agencies and legislative processes.

YCC is the flagship educational program offered to members of Nebraska Cattlemen. The program receives sponsorship from Farm Credit Services and Nebraska Cattlemen Education and Research Foundation and is coordinated by NC Director of Producer Education Bonita Lederer.

In addition to Potadle, 2019 YCC class members are Quentin Dailey, Lexington; Tony Elting, Hebron; Marc Hanson, Fairbury; Kat Kennedy, Purdum; Clayton Krause, Hemingford, Dane Miller, Wisner; Misty Stauffer, Ashland; Brock Terrell, Hay Springs; and Janessa Updike, St. Paul

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