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[Duplicate] Annual Meeting

2020 NPLC Annual Meeting

May 4-6, 2020

AkaushiHosted by:

American Quarter Horse Association
Amarillo, Texas


2020 Focus on Our Future


Registration and Sponsorship:

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>> CLICK HERE to Become a Sponsor! <<


Host Hotel:

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

Embassy Suites San Marcos


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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 the NPLC 2019 Annual Meeting Agenda - updated March 11<<



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 (no host)

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
10:15 - 11:45 AM Pros and Cons of Breed Publications
  Moderator - Neil Orth, Ex. VP American International Charolais Association
  Panel - E.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 The Millennial 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
  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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