CCA’s Young Cattlemen’s Committee"Combining the wisdom of the past with the vision of the future."

The future of the California cattle industry rests in the hands of CCA’s youth. For that reason, the Young Cattlemen’s Committee was formed in 1992.

Not only does YCC help young ranchers-in-the-making learn about the issues facing the cattle industry, but it helps them build relationships with other young cattlemen who are passionate about the same lifestyle as they are.

When the idea of YCC was integrated into CCA membership, it started with the idea of giving those who are the future of the agriculture industry a chance to voice their concerns and have a say in the decisions that CCA is making today. For that reason, YCC carries a vote on CCA's board of directors.

In addition to serving as a link to the next generation of California ranchers, YCC promotes education, leadership and career enhancement.

Requirements of joining YCC are that members must be 25 years of age or younger, or be a full-time student. YCC members must also own less than 100 head of cattle.

For more information about joining YCC, contact Malorie Bankhead at (916) 444-0845.

2016 Young Cattlemen on the Capitol

Are you interested in learning more about policy impacting beef production in California and the legislative process in Sacramento? Then you won't want to miss the 2016 Young Cattlemen on the Capitol event on April 5!

Registration for this event is open now! There is NO registration fee; we just ask that you complete this survey to register before Friday, March 25 to secure your place at this event. Registration is limited to only 25 attendees, so don't delay! You must be a California Young Cattlemen's Committee Member or a CCA member under 35 to participate! Not a member yet? Call the CCA office at (916) 444-0845 to become one.

Guest speakers include California Cattlemen's Association staff, legislative staff and special guests covering topics including the regulatory arena, the legislative process, hot topics in the beef industry, making social media work with your beef story, and meetings with legislative representatives. This event also includes an exclusive tour of the Assembly floor with Assemblywoman Beth Gaines (R-El Dorado Hills). Attendees will also enjoy a tour of the Capitol building and a committee hearing experience, plus get a chance to meet a very special surprise guest!

If you are a young leader in the beef community or have a goal of becoming one, you won't want to miss this event!

Plan to arrive to Sacramento before 7 p.m. Monday, April 4 for a YCC hosted dinner downtown. The California YCC will cover your hotel stay Tuesday at a hotel within walking distance to the CCA office (plan to bunk with 3 of your closest friends) and the business portion of the event will begin Tuesday at 8 a.m., April 5 at the California Cattlemen's Association office. More details will be emailed to you when your space at the event is confirmed.

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