The King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management (KRIRM) is offering a new joint program with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) that will help recognize and cultivate future leaders of the beef industry.
"It’s a program that the King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management has developed around developing the next generation of young leaders in the beef industry," said Forrest Roberts, CEO of NCBA.
The program was started by KRIRM last year for students at the Texas A&M University-Kingsville campus and is now being expanded nationally. Between 20 to 25 people will participate in the distance education program that will take two years to complete.
"Our role at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is to work in partnership with the King Ranch Institute to help identify those young leaders from across the entire country," said Roberts.
NCBA will also work with state affiliates to bring those future leaders into the program.
Some of the aspects of the program include participation in lectureships and webinars, as well as media and policy training.
Roberts added that, "How we work to develop industry leaders to have a real 360 degree view of this industry and of the entire beef supply train is supper critical."
To learn more about KRIRM go to krirm.tamuk.edu.