Wyoming Cattle Industry Convention & Trade Show, June 4-7
The 2008 Wyoming Cattle Industry Convention & Trade Show will be held June 4-7, at the Parkway Plaza in Casper. The theme is “Prospering in a Changing Industry” and the four days of sessions will include presentations and discussions on issues facing the cattle industry. Though the event is hosted by the Wyoming Stock Growers Association (WSGA), non-members are welcome to attend.
The welcome reception will begin at 7:00 Wednesday evening. Thursday’s busy agenda will include the past president’s breakfast, an opening general session with keynote speaker Melinda Bobo, a luncheon featuring keynote speaker Ron Rabou, and committee meetings. At the marketing committee meeting, the JBS Merger will be debated by Wesley Bautista of JBS Swift, and Randy Stevenson, Vice President of R-Calf. Thursday evening’s reception will include a fund raising auction and raffle.
The annual prayer breakfast will commence Friday morning, followed by a general session that will include a presentation entitled “Water Storage Strategies” by Mike Purcell, Director of the Wyoming Development Commission. Further discussions on Friday will cover the topics of wind energy, CO2, and the role of local governments. Friday will also include the awards luncheon, the WSGA business and board meeting, and will conclude with a social and banquet featuring country and western singer Kevin McNiven.
Saturday will start out with a Cowboy Brunch featuring invited speakers Senator Mike Enzi, Senator John Barrasso, and Representative Barbara Cubin. All candidates for Wyoming U.S. Senate & House Seats have been invited to participate in a candidate forum following the brunch. The convention will commence Saturday at noon.
With any questions about the convention please call (307) 638-3942 or visit http://www.wysga.org.
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From June through September, John Etchart spends most of the day driving a tractor through hayfields below the mountains near Meeker in northwestern Colorado.