2012 Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemen's Beef Association Trade Show participants can count themselves in for a jam-packed week. In addition to participating in policy committee meetings, educational events and networking with thousands of cattlemen and women, convention participants will also have the opportunity to learn about the local culture and history during a pre-convention agricultural tour on Jan. 31. To preregister, visit www.beefusa.org.
NCBA President Bill Donald said the tour will give convention goers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to get a firsthand glimpse of Nashville.
"Besides having the opportunity to experience some of Nashville's best entertainment, convention participants will also have the opportunity to explore the unique history of the city and its surroundings," Donald said. "We want to be able to provide cattlemen and women with the educational tools they need to be successful at their operations as well as give them an opportunity to learn about a new part of the country."
The tour, sponsored by SFP and hosted by Tennessee Beef Council, Tennessee Department of Agriculture and the Tennessee Cattlemen's Association, includes stops at the Tennessee Farmer's Cooperative; the Stones River Battlefield National Park; the Dye & Ray cattle operation; and a guided tour of the Jack Daniels Distillery. Those who register for the tour will also have the opportunity to be a part of a live taping of RFD-TV Monday Night Live. The live taping on Jan. 30 will include a catered dinner and time to explore the RFD-TV studio.
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