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CSU, Chico Student Young Cattlemen Member of the Year

CSU, Chico Student Young Cattlemen Member of the Year

Kelsey Markus, a senior majoring in animal science at California State University, Chico was named Member of the Year for the Young Cattlemen’s Committee (YCC) of the California Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) during its annual convention held Nov. 16-18 in Sparks, Nev.

Markus served as the YCC secretary and vice president of the CSU, Chico affiliate Young Cattlemen’s Association (YCA) for 2010 and 2011. Each college with a YCC organization nominates a student for the state YCC member of the year based on the student’s participation in the organization. Because of her hard work and dedication to the CSU, Chico YCA and the statewide YCC, Markus was chosen to be honored as the YCA member of the year.

“I was really honored and happy to be recognized for all the hard work and dedication I have put in to the YCC organization,” said Markus.

During the convention, YCC hosted its state officer elections. Two CSU, Chico students were elected to state office. Markus was elected vice chair, and Sara Avila, a sophomore majoring in agriculture business, was elected secretary.

Avila, Markus, Bailey Miller, and Juliet Conant were selected as interns for the convention. They worked behind the scenes of the convention to set up meeting rooms, help guests register, and do whatever else was necessary to help the convention run smoothly.

Approximately 37 CSU, Chico YCA members traveled to Sparks, Nev. to attend the annual CCA Convention. The YCA members attended committee meetings and informational sessions to learn about current issues facing the beef industry. They also had the opportunity to attend the convention trade show to meet and network with industry professionals.

YCC is a branch of CCA that was formed to get youth involved in leadership roles and decision making in the beef industry. The CSU, Chico YCA allows students to be members of a statewide organization and attend the local monthly meetings to meet other students with the same interests.

For more information about YCA or CCA visit www.calcattlemen.org.