Washington Cattlemen's Association


to Aug 23

WCA Board of Directors Meeting

The August BOD meeting will be Wednesday & Thursday, Aug. 22 & 23. At the WCA office in Ellensburg.

The focus of this year’s 2-day BOD meeting will be a review of the Policy Book for each committee and to review proposed policy, ahead of our November meeting. If you have proposed policy, please bring it to this meeting.

This year we will have a special guest to present. Azzurra Valerio is a WSU PhD student who has been working in the NE part of the state researching wolf/livestock interactions. She will be presenting her results. She has worked with Jeff Dawson, he recommended we listen to her presentation. 1 p.m. Aug. 22.

Please also RSVP, especially if you plan to eat.

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5:00 PM17:00

Free NCBA Drought Preparation Webinar

Preparing for the Next Drought ... Financially

Join the latest in the NCBA Cattlemen’s Webinar Series as we discuss tools available to manage your risk associated with drought. You’ll hear from risk management and insurance experts on the latest tools and resources available to help you make wise financial decisions in the face of uncertain weather. We’ll finish the presentations with a timely market update and outlook from Derrell Peel, extension livestock marketing specialist at Oklahoma State University. And as always, you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions of the presenters at the end of the webinar.

To register for the webinar visit: http://www.beefusa.org/cattlemenswebinarseries.aspx

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to Aug 29

Feeding Quality Forum 2018

For the first time, the Feeding Quality Forum will address practical topics for cow-calf producers, stockers, and feeders in a single two-day forum in Sioux City, Iowa Aug. 28-29.

Early bird registration is open until Aug. 14 for $100; registration after Aug. 14 will cost $125 and only be open on a space-available basis.

For more information or to register visit www.CABpartners.com/events/fqf/2018

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to Oct 13

Stockmanship & Stewardship Event, Pasco

Stockmanship & Stewardship is a unique two-day educational experience featuring low-stress cattle handling demonstrations, Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) educational sessions, and facility design sessions to best run your operation and industry updates. The program is sponsored by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), Boehringer Ingelheim, and the checkoff-funded National Beef Quality Assurance program

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6:00 PM18:00

Washington Policy Center Annual Dinner

The Washington Policy Center is hosting their annual dinner at the Davenport Grand in Spokane, WA.

The 2018 Champion of Freedom award recipient is Rep. Dan Kristiansen. 

Former U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman is the keynote speaker and he will be discussing strengthening America through engaged foreign policy, school choice, and national civility.

If you are interested in attending, the Daveport Grand Hotel has a group rate discount for the Washington Policy Center that expires Sept. 30. The rate is good for Oct. 23 and 24.

Tickets range in price from $175 for individual tickets to $1,500 to be a table sponsor and beyond for additional sponsorship.

Visit the link below for more information: https://www.washingtonpolicy.org/events/detail/2018-eastern-washington-annual-dinner

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to Aug 9

Animal-Plant Investigation Course

Are you interested in understanding, and working with, law enforcement and animal and plant health officials in the event of an emergency?

The Animal/Plant Health Joint Criminal-Epidemiological Investigations Course offers you that opportunity at the Washington State University Spokane Campus, 412 E. Spokane Falls Blvd., Spokane, Wednesday, Aug. 8 and Thursday, Aug. 9.

The training is offered for free with a $4 parking fee.

If you'd like more information or would like to register, please contact Dione Mazzolini at dmmazzolini@fbi.gov.

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Washington Cattlemen's Association | P.O. Box 96 | Ellensburg, WA 98926 | 509-925-9871

Email us at wacattle@kvalley.com