The Academy Award-nominated writer behind the hit TV series Yellowstone, Taylor Sheridan, will be joining NCBA as the keynote speaker for the 2023 Cattle Industry Convention and Trade Show’s opening session. Attendees will also be entered to win a chance to meet and greet Sheridan after the opening session.
A Texas native and the owner and operator of the legendary 666 Ranch, Sheridan wrote 1883 and the series Mayor of Kingstown. Competing in reining and cutting, Sheridan also owns and operates the Bosque Ranch in Weatherford.
NCBA announced their newest Opening General Session speaker in conjunction with the premiere of Yellowstone‘s fifth season. The Yellowstone series premiered in 2018 on Paramount and has certainly made waves with its wild, drama-filled story centered around a Montana ranch owned by the Dutton family.
While the Hollywood storyline has certainly drawn attention to the agricultural industry, there’s been some concern over the gap between real ranch life and portrayal in the movies.
Yellowstone is certainly dramatic, and most ranchers don’t own helicopters or a fleet of shiny Dodge pickups. Cattle ranchers will be discussing many of the policies integral to the ranching and cattle production industry during this year’s NCBA convention.
Policy focus for 2022 includes protecting and promoting the economic, environmental, and social sustainability of the U.S. cattle industry. Some of the policies to be discussed during the convention will be risk management and marketing, protecting private property rights and public and private grazing. Cattlemen will advocate for reform of H2-A visa programs and preserving tax provisions for agriculture. Members will be coming together to support commonsense Farm Bill priorities and conservation resources.
This year’s Opening General Session is sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Cattle Health.