Quality-focused Cattle Producers Gather near Kansas City
An estimated 2,000 cattlemen will attend the Angus Convention & Trade Show Nov. 3-5.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (Nov. 2, 2015) — As the hometown Kansas City Royals celebrate a World Series championship, cattlemen and women from across the country will congregate in Overland Park, Kan., for the American Angus Association’s premier event of the year.
The Angus Means Business National Convention & Trade Show takes place Tuesday-Thursday, Nov. 3-5, at the Overland Park Convention Center, just minutes from downtown Kansas City.
“It’s an incredible time to be in Kansas City, and we look forward to hosting 2,000 cattle producers during the Angus Convention,” says Becky Weishaar, Creative Media director for Angus Media and lead contact for the event. “We have a packed schedule filled with outstanding educational opportunities, inspiring keynote speakers and plenty of fun for anyone involved in the beef business.”
Monday morning, Nov. 2, five buses departed the Overland Park Convention Center for the Kansas Angus Tour, hosted by the Kansas Angus Association. Nearly 200 cattle producers will spend the day touring area farms and ranches, as a special extension of Angus events in Kansas.
The Angus Convention officially begins with the International Genomics Symposium at 9 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 3. The industry’s leading thought leaders in DNA technology will share insight into how the science is shaping beef cattle breeding and genetics. All attendees present Nov. 3 will also be eligible to win a brand-new Cat® Skid Steer Loader, donated by Caterpillar.
Attendees traveling to the Angus Convention & Trade Show are encouraged to download the Angus Mobile smartphone application for instant updates and a full schedule of events. In addition, the Angus Media team will be providing comprehensive coverage from the event on its communications properties.
- Angus Convention Newsroom — Visit the Newsroom at www.angusconvention.com for headlines straight from Kansas City, including speaker summaries, audio recordings, video and breaking news announcements.
- Social Media — Join the conversations online by connecting with the American Angus Association’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube accounts, as well as the Angus Journal’s Facebook and Twitter. Follow along with the hashtag, #AngusConvention, for live coverage from the event.
- The Angus Report — Catch convention coverage on the Association’s 30-minute news program starting the week of Monday, Nov. 16, on RFD-TV. The Angus Report airs at 7:30 a.m. (CST), Monday at 5 p.m. (CST), Wednesday and Saturday at 1:30 p.m. (CST), and is also available online at www.angus.org.
- Angus Journal — Highlights and feature stories will be showcased as part of the December and January issues of the Association’s Angus Journal magazine.
If you’d like to attend the Angus Convention, walk-in registrations are available for the full event at $125 or a one-day pass for $75 per person.
Included in the registration fee is access to Angus University and all the educational sessions, a Sammy Kershaw concert Wednesday, Nov. 4, the expansive trade show and three Certified Angus Beef® (CAB®) brand meals.
For complete event details and information, visit www.angusconvention.com.
Editor's Note: This article is provided as a news release and can be redistributed. For more information contact Jena McRell, digital editor, at 816-383-5100 or Becky Weishaar, Creative Media director, at 816-383-5100.
ANGUS MEANS BUSINESS. The American Angus Association® is the nation’s largest beef breed organization, serving nearly 25,000 members across the United States and Canada. It provides programs and services to farmers, ranchers and others who rely on the power of Angus to produce quality genetics for the beef industry and quality beef for consumers.
For more information about Angus cattle and the American Angus Association’s programs and services, visit www.ANGUS.org.