Red Angus cattlemen and women are gearing up to head to Savannah, Ga., Sept. 10-13 for the 61st Annual Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) National Convention. Themed – "Hospitality in the Deep South" – the three-day event will be held at the Savannah Marriott Riverfront.
"The National Convention is a great opportunity for producers, breeders, affiliates and industry partners to come together from across the country and celebrate the Red Angus breed," said Twig Marston, RAAA CEO. "We’re excited to not only enjoy some Southern hospitality, but conduct business and take part in some educational events."
Sponsored by Zoetis, a Commercial Cattlemen’s Symposium and Ladies’ Symposium will kick off the convention Wednesday afternoon. Participants can listen to various speakers cover topics such as feeder cattle health, forage management, adding value to feeder calves and utilizing state beef programs.
This year’s Commercial Cattlemen’s speakers are John Andrae of Clemson, S.C., from Clemson University, Myron Edelman of Douglas, Wyo., from the RAAA, and Curt Lacy of Tifton, Ga., and Ronnie Silcox of Athens, Ga., from the University of Georgia.
"The Commercial Cattlemen’s Symposium has been one of the highlights of the RAAA National Convention for the past five years," said Myron Edelman, RAAA director of breed growth. "Ranchers and farmers gather to discuss topics intended to help them improve their operations and marketing opportunity."
The symposium is free and open to the public, but attendants must register online in advance. To register online, visit RedAngus.org and fill out the convention registration form and mark the "Commercial Cattle Symposium" box only.
Convention attendees should reserve their room at the Savannah Marriott Riverfront at (855) 654-2060 by Aug. 8 to receive the special "Red Angus Convention" rate. Registration for the convention is $200 if registered by Aug. 8. Late registration is $250.
To learn more and to register for the 2014 National Convention or the Commercial Cattlemen’s Symposium, contact Laurin Spraberry, media and public relations coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit redangus.org.
Source: Red Angus Association of America