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The Missouri Cattlemen’s Association (MCA) hosted cattle industry leaders Feb. 28-29 for its annual County Leadership Conference. Attendees learned about the day-to-day operations of MCA, Missouri’s Cattlemen Foundation and the Missouri Beef Industry Council.
Professional sessions were also hosted to teach leaders how to communicate effectively with media, build membership and stay current on MCA legislative priorities.
“It’s important for our representatives to hear directly from producers on hot topics,” said MCA Executive Vice President Jeff Windett. “Bringing cattlemen into the capitol helps MCA effectively carry our message to those decision-makers and truly emphasizes our adherence to grassroots policy.”
Participants of the 2012 MCA Leadership Conference were Jim Baumann, Monroe County; Taylor Braungardt, Pike & Lincoln counties; Grady Flower, Benton County; Robert Fodge, Monroe County; Ron Gould, South Central Cattlemen; Corey Hudson, Missouri State FFA Officer; Sandy Knipp, Moniteau County; Daniel Knust, Dallas County; Dennis & Sherry Lynch, Douglad County; Brad McCord, Moniteau County; Dan McCutchan, Lewis & Marion counties; Kenneth Meyer, Jasper County; Randy Meyers, Audrain County; Bruce Noble, Boone County; Bart Renkoski, Southwest Cattlemen; Gary Rook, Southwest Cattlemen; Adam & Kate Welker, Bates County; and Cole Wyble, Pike & Lincoln counties. — WLJ