Cattle is one of the country’s largest ag commodities, so it’s no surprise that this year’s National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Convention & Trade Show is the oldest and largest convention for the nation’s cattle industry. Held January 27th through 29th in San Diego, California, the 118th annual convention featured both serious work and serious fun. Also in attendance were accompanying industry organizations, such as the American National Cattlewomen, Inc. and CattleFax.

The three-day event was a blizzard of committee sessions, meetings, luncheons and receptions, and award ceremonies. The convention was a time of learning and education— like the Cattle College— networking, policy-setting and decision-making; anyone who is invested in the cattle industry in the U.S. made a point to attend this event. AgAmerica Lending held a booth at this convention and trade show for information on everything from cattle farm loans to bridge financing loans. Plus, our own Brian Philpot, AgAmerica Lending owner and managing director, gave an informative presentation during one of the convention’s Learning Lounges.

Additional activities included a BEEFit 5K Fun Run/ Walk, a Stars and Stripes WWII-themed USO Show aboard the USS Midway, a Cowboy Concert Series with Martina McBride, and a Red, White and Brew after party, just to name a few. It was great to have so many members of the cattle industry stop by the AgAmerica Lending booth to say hello.

We at AgAmerica are honored to be a part of America’s cattle industry. As the nation’s premier land lender, it’s our mission to help farms and ranches of any size to grow and thrive with our low interest rates, long amortizations, and outstanding 10-year line of credit.