Friday, Jan. 11, is the last day for cattlemen and women to get their boots on the bay and register early for the 2013 Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemen's Beef Association Trade Show, taking place Feb. 6-9 in Tampa, Fla. Registration after Jan. 11 will only be available onsite at the Tampa Convention Center, and late registrants will need to call area hotels directly for a reservation.
The Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show create a great environment for cattle industry members to come together to network and create policy for the industry. This year's convention participants will hear from industry leaders, gather insight on industry trends, take part in NCBA's grassroots policy process and enjoy Tampa's Gasparilla Pirate Fest, a night full of lively pirates, sounds from the Caribbean Chillers and plenty of local eats. The convention will close on Feb. 9 with the Cattlemen's Beach Bash featuring music from the Beach Boys.
NCBA encourages all cattlemen and women to register by Friday, as onsite registration fees will increase. For more information about the convention and how to register, visit www.beefusa.org.