CSU, Chico

College of Ag Students Attend California Cattlemen’s Association Convention in Reno, Nevada

College of Ag Students Attend California Cattlemen’s Association Convention in Reno, Nevada

More than 30 California State University, Chico College of Agriculture students attended the 98th annual convention of the California Cattlemen’s Association & California Cattlewomen Inc. Nov. 20–22, 2014, in Reno, Nevada.

The students took Reno by storm, interviewing for scholarships, putting on presentations, working on committees and helping the conference run smoothly. Students also sat in on informative sessions that taught lessons on topics ranging from policies and finances to methods in drought efficiency. The conference also included a trade show and raffle.

CSU, Chico students and Young Cattlemen’s Committee members Jillian Casacca and Juliet Conant ran for state office positions. Conant earned the title of publicity chair, and Casacca presented on how to increase younger generations’ involvement in the cattle industry. Katie Stroud served the conference as the Young California Cattlemen’s Committee chair.

Conant, a senior studying animal science, says Chico Young Cattlemen Committee members had action-packed days, enabling them to broaden their industry view while also networking with prominent companies and other committee members from across the state.

“I myself was grateful for the opportunity to better understand and appreciate what goes into lobbying and defending cattle producers in California,” she said.

For information on joining CSU, Chico’s Young Cattlemen’s Association, email chicostateyca@gmail.com.