NB_190_22_20 - NB 190-22-20 ECS – 2023 National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Cattle Industry Annual Convention
NB 190-22-20 ECS – 2023 National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Cattle Industry Annual Convention
National Bulletin: 190-22-20  
Date: August 5, 2022 
Subject: ECS – 2023 National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Cattle Industry Annual Convention 

Action Requested By:   October 14, 2022
Purpose.   To notify personnel and solicit participation in the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Cattle Industry Annual Convention and Trade Show scheduled February 1-3, 2023, in New Orleans, LA.     
Expiration Date.   September 30, 2023  
Background.   Initiated in 1898, the NCBA is the marketing organization and trade association for America’s one million cattle farmers and ranchers. The NCBA convention is the oldest and largest convention for the cattle business. As family farmers and ranchers, cattlemen have a vested interest in protecting the environment.        
Explanation.   NCBA is a primary partner with NRCS regarding conservation of natural resources on rangeland, pastureland, grazed forest, and other grazed ecosystems in America. They cosponsor the National and Regional Environmental Stewardship Award Program with NRCS and other conservation organizations, highlighting NRCS activities on private lands. NRCS not only provides input and funds toward this end, but also provides personnel to contribute to the construct of annual selections and events, including the actual award presentations at the NCBA convention. This committee meeting provides important training and communication opportunities with primary partners in conservation. The committee meetings also require NRCS presence to guide NCBA and provide important information back to NRCS leadership regarding NCBA policies and impacts on our clients.

More details about the NCBA convention are available at https://convention.ncba.org/.

If travel limitations are applied, employees participating in one or more of the following activities will receive priority for attendance:

•  Presenting a paper, poster, or making a presentation
•  Conducting training
•  Maintaining credits for professional development units or continuing education units
•  An active member of a technical committee meeting at the annual meeting

States and regional centers should complete “NCBA-2023_Attendee_Detailed_Cost_Analysis _Spreadsheet” (Attachment A). Return the form to Julie DePue at julie.depue@usda.gov with “2023 NCBA Attendance” in the subject line, by close of business on Friday, October 14, 2022. Please include only attendance requests to Julie DePue. The Ecological Sciences Division will initiate the USDA Conference Management System (AgCMS) entry. Each administrative office must prepare travel authorizations and cover related travel costs. If registration fees are not listed on the conference website by October, please use last year’s fees as an estimate ($975/members and $1,125/non-members; Cattlemen’s College only $325 or Tradeshow only $300).

Please note that agency travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic might still be in place and restrict employee attendance.

Contact.   For further information, please contact National Grazing Lands Coordinator, Michael Margo, at (469) 712-0817, or email michael.margo@usda.gov.    


  Noller Herbert  
  Deputy Chief for Science and Technology  

 Attachment A – NCBA-2023_Attendee_Detailed_Cost_Analysis_Spreadsheet    
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