"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 on joining YCC, contact Malorie Bankhead at (916)444-0845.
To meet your 2013-2014 CA YCC state officer team, click here
The 2014 CCA scholarship application is now available! Click here
to download a list of requirements and the application. Please return the application in full, including transcripts and letters of recommendations, no later than September 12, 2014 to YCC Advisor Malorie Bankhead at the CCA office via mail to 1221 H Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 or via email to email@example.com.
Brand new this year, the YCC California Cattleman Writing Contest aims to cultivate aspiring writers in the beef industry, foster more involvement in YCC and provide a unique perspective on industry relations. Winning authors will receive cash prizes and see their writing published in the California Cattleman magazine!
NEW! California Cattleman Writing Contest:
For official rules and guidelines, click here.
Apply to be on the convention intern team Nov. 20-22 in Sparks, Nev. here
Apply to serve on the 2014-2015 State YCC Officer Team here