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Update as of 3/12: CCA has elected to postpone our Annual Steak & Eggs Breakfast, originally scheduled for Wednesday, March 25. Please read our press release to learn more. 



The California Cattlemen’s Association invites CCA members to the 42nd Annual Steak and Eggs Legislative Breakfast. This annual breakfast is attended by dozens of elected officials, numerous legislative staff and CCA members for up and down the state.

Dr. Donald Layman, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will speak at this year’s breakfast on the nutrient density and dietary value of beef and dairy products and their role in a healthy, environmentally sustainable diet.

Donald K. Layman, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Dr. Donald Layman is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Layman served on the faculty at the University of Illinois from 1977 – 2012. Dr. Layman is recognized for research about protein and amino acid metabolism, nutrition for athletic performance, obesity, diabetes and cardiometabolic health. Dr. Layman has over 100 peer-reviewed publications. He has received numerous awards for his research and nutrition teaching. Dr. Layman served as Associate Editor of The Journal of Nutrition from 1989 through 1993; and he currently serves Associate Editor of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior and on the editorial boards of Nutrition & Metabolism, and Nutrition Research and Practice and is a consultant to numerous food companies and commodity organizations. Dr. Layman earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees in chemistry at Illinois State University and his doctorate in human nutrition and biochemistry at the University of Minnesota.

Similar to last year, following the breakfast, CCA will arrange private meetings with your legislative representative to enable you to voice your concerns directly to the member or one of their representatives. Your participation is critically important, as this forum provides a priceless opportunity to share your opinions and concerns about the current and future state of ranching in California.
This is a free event, please just RSVP below no later than 3/20!
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