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The 2022 CCA/CCW Convention is headed back to the Nugget Casino Reno and will be held inconjuction with the Nevada Cattlemen’s Association’s Annual Convention. Scroll for all the details on Convention and the 2022 California + Nevada Cattle Industry Tradeshow.

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Attendee Registration

Tradeshow Exhibitor Registration

Confirmed speakers and updates

Schedule

Apply to be a Convention Intern

Participate in the Cattlemen’s Poster Session

Accommodations

Sponsorships

 

ATTENDEE REGISTRATION PACKAGES

Convention attendees 2021

FULL REGISTRATIONS
Full registrations include all events except the Cowbelle of the Year Lunch and CCA/CCW Awards Banquet. Not a member and want to join? Become a member at calcattlemen.org/join.

CCA/CCW Member: $250
Young Cattlemen’s Committee Member: $100
Non-Member: $300

A LA CARTE REGISTRATIONS
CCW Cowbelle of the Year Lunch: $35
CCA & CCW Awards Banquet: $75
CCA CattleFax Breakfast: $35 (This option is intended for those who are not purchasing a full registration. If you purchase a full registration this breakfast option is already included.)
CCW Awards Breakfast: $35 (This option is intended for those who are not purchasing a full registration. If you purchase a full registration this breakfast option is already included.)

Register to Attend Now

Or click here to download a printable registration form.

EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION

Convention exhibitors 2021

The California Cattlemen’s Association invites you to exhibit at the 2022 California + Nevada Cattle Industry Tradeshow held in conjunction with the Convention.

Please download the Exhibitor Agreement and Registration Packet to learn more about the details and rules of exhibiting at this year’s tradeshow show or call the CCA office at (916) 444-0845. 

Reserve your booth online or by submitting the packet above via mail, email or fax.

Reserve Your Booth Now

2022 Booth Space Details:
Booth spaces are 10’x10’ and include: backdrape, side rail, ID sign, one six foot skirted table, two side chairs and one wastebasket.

# of booths

CCA and NCA Member Price

Non-Member Price

One booth $550 $650
Two booths $900 $1,000
Three booths $1,050 $1,150
Four booths $1,200 $1,300

Booth assignments are made based on membership status and participation in Association events throughout the year including event sponsorship, attendance at Allied Industry meetings, participating in scholarship interviews, assisting with fundraisers for scholarships or serving in a leadership role. While we value all industry partners, organizations that participate more in the CCA are given priority in terms of booth placement.  Initial booth space reservations will be taken through Monday, October 10.

Tradeshow Questions? Contact Lisa Brendlen at lisa@calcattlemen.org or (916) 444-0845.

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS AND UPDATES

Convention attendees 2021

Stephen KoontzStephen Koontz, Colorado State University Professor in the Dept. of Ag and Resource Economics

Stephen Koontz is a Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at Colorado State University. He works in the areas of commodity marketing, risk management, market price analysis, and agribusiness industrial organization. His interests are in commercial agriculture production and marketing and the functioning agribusinesses. His responsibilities at Colorado State University include outreach, teaching, and research.

Colin Woodall, NCBA Chief Executive Officer

Colin Woodall is the Chief Executive Officer of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and leads the country’s oldest and largest national trade association for cattle producers in being the trusted voice and definitive leader of the beef industry.

Originally from Big Spring, Texas, Colin graduated from Texas A&M and then worked as a grain elevator manager and merchandiser for Cargill at several locations in western Kansas and the Oklahoma panhandle.  After venturing to Washington, Colin took a job with U.S. Senator John Cornyn from Texas.  He has been with NCBA since 2004 and served as the association’s Chief Lobbyist in Washington, D.C., for a decade.  He is a founding member of the Government Relations Leadership Forum, a life member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, member of the Texas Aggie Corps of Cadets Association, the Agribusiness Club of Washington, D.C., the Washington Agricultural Roundtable, and is a past Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Agriculture Council of America.  He also volunteers as a junior commercial steer show judge at the San Antonio Livestock Exposition.

Kaitlynn Glover

Kaitlynn Glover, Public Lands Council and NCBA Natural Resource Executive Director

Kaitlynn joined NCBA and PLC at the start of 2020 and works closely with CCA staff on public land and natural resource issues impacting California and the West. To learn more about Kaitlynn and the experience she brings click here.

Details on PLC staff who will speak at this year’s event will be posted soon.

Brett Stuart

Brett Stuart, Global AgriTrends

Brett Stuart is a founding partner of Global AgriTrends, a Denver based firm founded in 2006, focused on research, analysis and forecasting of the global agriculture sector. The work of the firm specializes in coverage of the global meat and poultry sectors. The firm also conducts research around the globe and provides market analysis to a wide variety of clients from multi-national meat companies to pharmaceuticals to exporting firms and trade associations.

Patrick Linnell

Patrick Linnell, CattleFax

CCA looks forward to hearing from Patrick at this year’s CattleFax Breakfast on Friday morning.

Born and raised in eastern Oregon, Patrick Linnell grew up with a commercial and registered Red Angus background. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in animal science and agricultural business from Colorado State University, where he was a member of both the meats and livestock judging teams and was involved in other clubs and activities. In fall 2017, Patrick earned a master’s degree in agricultural economics from CSU. His research focused on price forecasting and fed cattle markets.

Patrick joined CattleFax as an analyst in January 2018 and currently serves as the Director of Cattle Market Research and Analysis. His primary responsibilities include fundamental research and analysis within the cattle markets, as well as helping producers navigate markets and manage risk within their operations. Patrick is responsible for serving CattleFax members in the western region and writes frequently for CattleFax publications.

Patrick and his wife, Jordy, live in Castle Rock, Colorado with their two Corgis. They frequent the ski slopes in the winter and enjoy helping with the family operation in Oregon whenever possible. Patrick also helps coach the local 4-H livestock judging team.

Brian Bledsoe

Brian Bledsoe, Meteorologist

Brian Bledsoe will be joining us once again in Reno to give producers an outlook on the weather. This speaker is sponsored by WSR Insurance.

Brian is a chief meteorologist in Colorado Springs, Colorado for KKTV 11 and is the owner of a weather consulting business. Having grown up on a ranch, he understands just how important the weather is when it comes to agriculture. Click here to learn more about him.

Michele Payn

Michele Payn, Cause Matters Corp

Michele Payn, CSP, connects the people and science of food and farming as principal of Cause Matters Corp. She is known for being a community catalyst, a passionate advocate for global agriculture —and antagonizing people into action. She will be a keynote speaker for the California CattleWomen.

Michele has worked with farmers in more than 25 countries, raised over $5 million in sponsorships for the National FFA Foundation and founded AgChat and FoodChat on Twitter. She is the author of three books: # 1 Best Seller, Food Bullying; Food Truths from Farm to Table, an IPPY bronze medal winner; and No More Food Fights! Michele’s degrees are in Agricultural Communications and Animal Science from Michigan State University. She has earned the Certified Speaking Professional designation, awarded to less than 10% of professional speakers globally. She resides with her ‘city slicker’ husband and cow-loving daughter on a small farm in central Indiana. She enjoys Registered Holsteins, the MSU Spartans, and making memories with friends around the table. Michele connects conversations around the food plate at www.causematters.com and socially through @mpaynspeaker.

SCHEDULE

SCHEDULE

TUESDAY, NOV. 29

11 am – 5:00 pm    CCA Scholarship Interviews (Applications now closed)

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30

8 am – 6:30 pm    Registration Open
8 am – 5 pm   CRT Board Meeting
9 am – 10 am  Mandatory Tradeshow Exhibitor Meeting/Allied Industry
10 am – Noon   CCA Officer’s Meeting
11 am – Noon   YCC Networking in the Tradeshow
Noon – 9:30 pm   Tradeshow Open
Noon – 1 pm   CCA Fire Subcommittee Meeting
Noon – 2 pm   Calif. Cattlemen’s Foundation Board of Directors
1 – 2 pm    CBCIA Finance Meeting
2 – 3 pm    CCA Finance and Membership Meeting
2 – 5 pm CBCIA Board Meeting
2 – 3 pm Ag Pass Informational Workshop
2:30 – 4 pm   CCW Executive Committee
2:30 – 4 pm   Media Training
3 – 4 pm   Cattle-PAC Meeting
3 – 4 pm YCC Meeting
4 – 5:30 pm   Opening General Session
5:30 – 6:30 pm   Allied Industry Wine & Cheese Reception
6:30 – 9:30 pm   Tradeshow Welcome Party

THURSDAY, DEC. 1

6:30 am – 5 pm   Registration Open
6:30 – 7:30 am Prayer Gathering
7 am – 1 pm   California Cattle Industry Tradeshow
7 – 8 am   Breakfast in the Tradeshow
7 – 8 am   LMRF Meeting
7 – 10 am   Bloody Mary Bar
8 – 9:00 am   CCW Executive Committee Training
8 – 10 am   General Session #2 
9 – 10 am   A CA Cattlewomen Heritage Foundation, Inc.
10 – 11 am   CCW Meet and Greet with Standing Committee Chairs
10 am – Noon   CCA Cattle Health & Well-Being
10 am – Noon  Cattle Marketing and International Trade
10 am – Noon   CCA Federal Lands
11:15 am – 2:15 pm   Cowbelle of the Year Lunch
Noon – 1 pm     Lunch in the Tradeshow
Noon – 1 pm   Past Presidents Lunch
1 – 2 pm   General Session #3
2 – 4 pm   Cattlemen’s Poster Session
2 – 4 pm   CCA Property Rights & Environmental Management
2 – 4 pm   CCA Agriculture & Food Policy/Tax and Credit
2:45 – 5 pm   CCW Workshop
4 – 5 pm   CBCIA Cattlemen’s College Session
4 – 5 pm   Local Cattlemen’s Meeting
5 – 6 pm   CCA President’s Reception
6:30 – 10 pm   CCA & CCW Reception & Awards Banquet

FRIDAY, DEC. 2

6:30 – 7:30 am   CCA Nominating Committee
7 – 9 am   CCW Awards Breakfast
8 – 9:15 am   Cattle-Fax Breakfast
9:30 am – Noon   CCA Board and Membership Meeting
9:30 am – Noon   CCW Board and Membership Meeting

APPLY TO BE A CONVENTION INTERN

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Internship applications are open for the 2022 CCA/CCW Convention happening Nov. 30 – Dec. 1 at the Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks, Nev.

Selected interns will help run CCA’s tradeshow booth, onsite registration and other behind the scenes tasks at the event, they will also get to attend select meetings of interest, general sessions and the tradeshow with complimentary lodging and registration. Additionally, the interns will get to interact with CCA leadership and staff, as well as industry leaders at the best attended meeting of the year.

To apply please send a resume and cover letter to Maureen LaGrande at maureen@calcattlemen.org by Monday, October 10, 2022, at 11:59pm PST. Applicant must be a young, regular or feeder member of the California Cattlemen’s Association and must be a current undergraduate, master, school of law or veterinary student attending or enrolled in a junior college, four-year college, university or law school (high school students are not eligible).

CATTLEMEN’S POSTER SESSION

Student at poster sessionStudent at poster session

RSVP for your posters by Nov. 4!

Participate in the 2022 Cattlemen’s Poster Session happening at Convention! The goal of the session is to inform attendees about the ongoing beef cattle research and education efforts being conducted in California. Posters can be something that was presented at previous meetings and there is no limit to the number of posters brought from each lab/program.

Full Details on the Poster Session

Reserve a Spot for Your Poster

 

ACCOMMODATIONS

nugget building

The CCA room block at the Nugget Casino Resort is open! Click here to make your reservations in the group block or call the Nugget directly at (800) 648-1177 and mention the group could GCCA22.

Book Your Room

SPONSORSHIPS

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CCA has multiple items available to sponsor at this year’s event, ranging in investment prices from $500 and up. Sponsorships are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. Download the packet to find out what sponsorship option will work best for your needs and reserve it today! 

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