The chairman of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board is Al Svajgr. I caught him for just a couple minutes this morning in the media room. He’s one busy man this week. In my interview Al talks about the new long range plan and what he most wants cattlemen to know about the Checkoff. He also explains why they decided to blog.
We had a secret mystery guest here at the convention. He’s Sam Elliott. You have hopefully heard his voice on a beef commercial somewhere, sometime. Sam didn’t prepare a speech. He spoke in a very genuine voice about his past, including his first memory of riding a horse. He spoke about how full circle he feels like his career has come to now be the spokesperson for the beef indusry. You can hear his unforgettable words at the end of his remarks.
As you probably know I’m also blogging the Cattle Industry Convention for the Cattlemen’s Beef Board on their Beef Board Meeting Blog. In case you’re wondering how that came about I interviewed Charles Miller, who’s a cattleman from Kentucky and chairman of the Administration Subcommittee.
One of the main organizers of the Cattlemen’s College here at the Cattle Industry Convention is Tom Woodward, a cattleman from Texas. I interviewed Tom during a break in the session today. He talks about why they chose this venue this year and the importance of the program which is focusing on the low stress handling of cattle.
Cattlemen’s Beef Board CEO, Monte Reese talks about why they decided to blog the convention in an interview I conducted with him this afternoon. He starts out providing an overview of the convention as it relates to the Beef Checkoff.
I interviewed Jay Truitt, NCBA Vice President of Government Affiars, (pictured on left) about the issues affecting cattlemen.
As I was wandering around I ran into the National Beef Ambassador Team.
The Missouri Beef Industry Council’s weekly MBIC Report this week is with Marketing Director Dawn Thurnau who talks about sweepstakes contests for beef lovers that are being promoted in national magazines in addition to regular beef advertising.
If you’re going to switch teams, pick a good one. That’s what Team Ethanol driver Paul Dana did. The rumor was floating around until confirmation came today at an Indy Racing League press conference. Paul Dana will now be driving for Rahal Letterman Racing, which makes him a teammate to Danica Patrick.
This is ZimmCast number 52. I know that means a year but in the early week’s I did a couple extra’s at an event. It took me a few weeks to get into the rythym. It’s close enough to a year though. My how time flies when you’re having fun.