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2019 Call for Walton-Berry Graduate Student Suppor Grant

March 11, 2019 Industry News ASA
The American Simmental Association is calling for applications for the Walton-Berry Graduate Student Support Award. Applications are due April 15th, 2019 and the winner will be announced on May 15th. Applications should be submitted by faculty members in Agriculture to support graduate research, recruitment, or travel (with priority given to advancing…

2019 YCC March 26 Deadline for Applications

NCBA Young Cattlemen's Conference (YCC), May 29 - June 7

ASA will again sponsor a young Simmental leader to attend the National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) Young Cattlemen's Conference (YCC) ~ May 30- June 8, 2018. To participate in ASA's sponsorship, individuals must be ASA and NCBA members and must be between the ages of 25 to 50. Please submit your resume, a cover letter, photo, by March 26 to Chip Kemp at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 ASA will pay the registration fee - the participant is responsible for travel expenses. The ASA participant is required to submit an article to the Register recapping their experience at YCC. 

The primary objective is to develop leadership qualities in young cattlemen and expose them to all aspects of the beef industry. The tour helps these young leaders understand all areas of our industry ranging from industry structure to issues management, from production research to marketing. We would also request the participant commit to staying the entire trip. More information on YCC can be found at

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