2019 NPLC Annual Meeting

May 6-8, 2019


AkaushiHosted by:

South Texas area Beef Breed Associations
San Marcos, Texas

Theme:

Maximizing Values and Leadership in a Changing Livestock Industry

 

Register for the 2019 Annual Meeting:

NPLC 2019 Annual Meeting Registration Form

 

Host Hotel:

Embassy Suites Hotel, Spa & Conference Center
1001 E. McCarty Ln.
San Marcos, TX  78666
512-392-6450

Embassy Suites San Marcos

 

CLICK HERE to Make Hotel Reservation!

OR call (512) 392-6450  and use your group code: NPL

Room Rates are $149 + tax per day.

These discounted rates will be honored by the Embassy Suites for two days before and/or two days after the event, in case you would like to spend a little extra time in South Texas in May!

In order to receive the discounted group rate, reservations must be secured no later than April 13, 2019

 

Agenda:    

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Monday, May 6th

1:00 - 4:00 PM Board Meeting
  Emotional Intelligence Workshop
   
5:30 - 6:30 PM Reception at Embassy Suites
   
6:30 PM Specie Dinners
   

Tuesday, May 7th

8:15 - 8:30 AM Welcome, Pledge and Prayer
  Mike Paul, President, National Pedigree Livestock Council
   
8:30 - 9:15 AM The Beltway and AG Issues
  Colin Woodall, NCBA
   
9:15 - 10:00 AM Identifying and Training Volunteers for Long Term Success
  John Henderson, Livestock Committee Chairman, San Antonio Livestock Show and Radio
   
10:00 - 10:15 AM BREAK
   
10:15 - 11:00 AM Positive Customer Service Experience for Guests and Event Attendees
  Dr. Joel Cowley, President and CEO, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
   
11:00 - 11:45 AM Positive Experiences for Exhibitors
  Dr. Chris Boleman, Executive Director, Agriculture Exhibits and Competitions, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
   
12:00 - 1:00 PM LUNCH
   
1:00 PM Buses leave for Fredericksburg, TX
   
2:30 - 4:00 PM Wildseed Farms Inc.
  John R Thomas, Owner/Founder
Presentation, Self Tour of Farm, Winery and Store
   
4:30 - 6:30 PM Texas Ranger Heritage Center
  4:30 - 5:00 PM - Reception
5:00 - 6:30 PM - Chuck Wagon Meal catered by 3 Heart Ranch
   
6:30 PM Buses leave for Luckenbach, TX
  Enjoy Historic Luckenbach, TX
   
8:00 PM Buses leave for Embassy Suites
   

Wednesday, May 8th

8:15 - 8:30 AM Good Morning, Pledge and Prayer
  Mike Paul, President, National Pedigree Livestock Council
   
8:30 - 9:15 AM Fundamentals of Fundraising for Foundations
  Jennifer Burnett, Director of Development, Texas A&M Foundation
   
9:15 - 10:00 AM Engaging Stakeholders for Economic Buy-In
  Dr. Cliff Lamb, Department Head, Texas A&M Animal Science
   
10:00 - 10:15 AM BREAK
   
10:10 - 11:45 AM Pros and Cons of Breed Publications
  Moderator - Neil Orth, Ex. VP American International Charolais Association
  Panel - C Larkin, Gulf Coast Cattleman & The Beefmaster Cowman
Craig Huffhines, Ex. V.P. American Quarter Horse Association
Dr. Tommy Perkins, Dean Hawkins Chair for Cow Calf Management, West Texas A&M University
   
12:00 - 1:00 PM LUNCH
   
1:00 - 2:00 PM Managing Your Workforce
  (Hiring practices, Staying competitive, Compensation strategies)
  Jared Wareham, General Manager, Top Dollar Angus
Ashley Hughes, Executive V. P. American Brahman Breeders Association
   
2:00 - 2:15 PM BREAK
   
2:15 - 3:45 PM Keeping Young Adults Engaged in Agriculture
  Moderator – Jordan Beeman, President, HeartBrand Beef
  Panel – Amanda Dyer, Rancho Espuela & Big Bend Trailers
Tucker Brown, R. A. Brown Ranch
Jill Ginn, Territory Manager, Neogen/GeneSeek
   
3:45 - 4:15 PM Wrap Up of Conference
  Steve Taylor, CEO, Appaloosa Horse Club
   
4:15 - 4:45 PM ANNUAL MEETING
   
5:30 - 6:00 PM SOCIAL