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Annual Meeting

2019 NPLC Annual Meeting

May 6-8, 2019

AkaushiHosted by:

South Texas area Beef Breed Associations
San Marcos, Texas


Maximizing Values and Leadership in a Changing Livestock Industry


Register for the 2019 Annual Meeting:

NPLC 2019 Annual Meeting Registration Form


Host Hotel:

Embassy Suites Hotel, Spa & Conference Center
1001 E. McCarty Ln.
San Marcos, TX  78666

Embassy Suites San Marcos


CLICK HERE to Make Hotel Reservation!

OR call (512) 392-6450  and use your group code: NPL

Room Rates are $149 + tax per day.

These discounted rates will be honored by the Embassy Suites for two days before and/or two days after the event, in case you would like to spend a little extra time in South Texas in May!

In order to receive the discounted group rate, reservations must be secured no later than April 13, 2019



Download Agenda (PDF)

Monday, May 6th

1:00 - 4:00 PM Board Meeting
  Emotional Intelligence Workshop
5:30 - 6:30 PM Reception at Embassy Suites
6:30 PM Specie Dinners

Tuesday, May 7th

8:15 - 8:30 AM Welcome, Pledge and Prayer
  Mike Paul, President, National Pedigree Livestock Council
8:30 - 9:15 AM The Beltway and AG Issues
  Colin Woodall, NCBA
9:15 - 10:00 AM Identifying and Training Volunteers for Long Term Success
  John Henderson, Livestock Committee Chairman, San Antonio Livestock Show and Radio
10:00 - 10:15 AM BREAK
10:15 - 11:00 AM Positive Customer Service Experience for Guests and Event Attendees
  Dr. Joel Cowley, President and CEO, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
11:00 - 11:45 AM Positive Experiences for Exhibitors
  Dr. Chris Boleman, Executive Director, Agriculture Exhibits and Competitions, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
12:00 - 1:00 PM LUNCH
1:00 PM Buses leave for Fredericksburg, TX
2:30 - 4:00 PM Wildseed Farms Inc.
  John R Thomas, Owner/Founder
Presentation, Self Tour of Farm, Winery and Store
4:00 PM Buses leave for Texas Ranger Heritage Center
4:30 - 6:30 PM Texas Ranger Heritage Center
  4:30 - 5:00 PM - Reception
5:00 - 6:30 PM - Chuck Wagon Meal catered by 3 Heart Ranch
6:30 PM Buses leave for Luckenbach, TX
7:00 - 8:00 PM Enjoy Historic Luckenbach, TX
8:00 PM Buses leave for Embassy Suites

Wednesday, May 8th

8:15 - 8:30 AM Good Morning, Pledge and Prayer
  Mike Paul, President, National Pedigree Livestock Council
8:30 - 9:15 AM Fundamentals of Fundraising for Foundations
  Jennifer Burnett, Director of Development, Texas A&M Foundation
9:15 - 10:00 AM Engaging Stakeholders for Economic Buy-In
  Dr. Cliff Lamb, Department Head, Texas A&M Animal Science
10:00 - 10:15 AM BREAK
10:10 - 11:45 AM Pros and Cons of Breed Publications
  Moderator - Neil Orth, Ex. VP American International Charolais Association
  Panel - C Larkin, Gulf Coast Cattleman & The Beefmaster Cowman
Craig Huffhines, Ex. V.P. American Quarter Horse Association
Dr. Tommy Perkins, Dean Hawkins Chair for Cow Calf Management, West Texas A&M University
12:00 - 1:00 PM LUNCH
1:00 - 2:00 PM Managing Your Workforce
  (Hiring practices, Staying competitive, Compensation strategies)
  Jared Wareham, General Manager, Top Dollar Angus
Ashley Hughes, Executive V. P. American Brahman Breeders Association
2:00 - 2:15 PM BREAK
2:15 - 3:45 PM Keeping Young Adults Engaged in Agriculture
  Moderator – Jordan Beeman, President, HeartBrand Beef
  Panel – Amanda Dyer, Rancho Espuela & Big Bend Trailers
Tucker Brown, R. A. Brown Ranch
Jill Ginn, Territory Manager, Neogen/GeneSeek
3:45 - 3:55 PM NPLC website updates & new LinkedIn page
  Aron Weir, Business Development Manager, Maxxam Analytics
3:55 - 4:25 PM Wrap Up of Conference
  Steve Taylor, CEO, Appaloosa Horse Club
5:30 - 6:00 PM SOCIAL
  Banquet Emcee - Mike Paul, National Swine Registry
  Lifetime Honorary MembershipNeil Orth-American international Charolais Assoc.
  Distinguished Service Award - Fred Schuetze - Buzzard Hollow Ranch; Chuck Real – Real Hog Farms
  Continuous Service Award - Steve Taylor-Appaloosa Horse Club
  Banquet Speaker – Texas Ranger, Clete Buckaloo
  Live Auction – Ernie Gill Auctioneer
  (Silent Auction closes promptly @ 6:30pm)


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