The annual Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show brings producers and their families from across the country together for education, entertainment and engagement. This year’s event, being held Feb. 1 to 3 in New Orleans, also provides an opportunity for the industry’s youth to gather, learn and share ideas.
To encourage young producers to participate, there will be a special FFA Day at the NCBA Trade Show on Friday, Feb. 3. The first 50 FFA members to register using the code “FFA” will receive complimentary trade show admission.
The NCBA Trade Show offers new and experienced cattle producers opportunities to network, learn, shop, and dine. It is a solutions center with over 350 exhibitors across eight acres featuring animal health products, equipment, irrigation technology, software, trailers, and so much more. In addition to finding the right product or service to solve any problem, there are a variety of educational opportunities within the show.
New in 2023, Cattle Chats will feature 20-minute beef industry educational sessions, with special spotlight sessions focusing on sustainability. Attendees can also stop in the Learning Lounge to enjoy informal, face-to-face talks in an intimate setting right on the trade show floor. Industry leaders will tackle topics such as ranch succession, effective probiotics, deworming protocols, animal welfare and tax trends.
The popular Stockmanship & Stewardship Demonstration Arena also returns with stockmanship experts providing low-stress cattle handling demonstrations, Beef Quality Assurance educational sessions, industry updates and facility design sessions.
FFA members must use the code, FFA, to receive free NCBA Friday Only Trade Show registration. A variety of other registration options are also available. For more information and to register and reserve housing, visit the NCBA convention’s website.