Nebraska Beef Summit set for Nov. 18 in Kearney

by Natalie Jones | IANR News

Natalie Jones / IANR Media
October 27, 2021

Lincoln, Neb. —At the epicenter of beef production, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's animal science department is set to host the Nebraska Beef Summit Nov. 18, featuring speakers from across the United States covering topics crucial to the state's #1 industry.

In partnership with Nebraska Cattlemen, senior students in the Nebraska Beef Industry Scholars minor continue the tradition of planning the program’s speakers and topics – a great learning opportunity for future beef industry leaders.  

"The Nebraska Beef Industry Scholars program is the most unique educational experience that exists in our university landscape for those students that are passionate about the beef industry,” said Kacie McCarthy, beef cow-calf specialist with Nebraska’s animal science department.  

“Program graduates are well equipped with critical thinking and communication skills as well as in-depth subject matter knowledge that will make them leaders within their chosen field of endeavor. This program is critical to the future of the beef industry." 

The seminar will begin with registration at 8 a.m. and conclude at 4:30 p.m. A variety of topics will be discussed at this year's event including:  

  • Maximizing Traceability Programs: Jill Ginn, 44 Farms of Cameron, Texas 
  • International Markets and Trade: Jessica Spreitzer, U.S. Meat Export Federation 
  • Adding Value to Nebraska Beef: Greg Ibach, Under Secretary in Residence at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and Trey Wasserburger, rancher and owner of TD Angus of North Platte 
  • Regenerative Ranching: Dale Strickler, agronomist and author 
  • Foreign Labor Programs: Jose Valles, Production Animal Consultation

Register online by Nov. 11 at

The event will be held at the Holiday Inn Conference Center, 110 2nd Ave, Kearney, Neb. 68847. Lunch will be catered on-sit and is included in the $50 registration fee.

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