March offers cattle trade shows in three different states across the South.
Cattlemen and cattlewomen in three different southern states have cattle trade shows marked on their calendars for the month of March. Such shows and conventions offer those in the cattle industry the opportunity to learn, delegate and network with industry peers. Get the details on the three different cattle trade shows below.
March’s Cattle Trade Shows
- South Carolina Cattlemen’s Annual Meeting. Held March 9th to 10th at Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina, the event was similar to an NCBA beef event as the South Carolina Cattlemen’s Association (SCCA) is a charter affiliate member of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. Correspondent Lender Cameron Flowers attended the two-day show. It featured breakout sessions like “Maximizing Calf Profitability” and “Beef Quality Assurance and Consumer Awareness,” a trade show, and industry meetings.
- Georgia Cattlemen’s Convention. Slated for March 29th through April 1st in Perry, Georgia, the Georgia Cattlemen’s Convention offers information and opportunities for those in the Georgia cattle industry. AgAmerica’s Relationship Manager Don Harden and Correspondent Lender Ethan Cooper will be in attendance. Like most cattle trade shows, this event offers educational events like the Zoetis Cattlemen’s College, industry meetings, and a trade show.
- Texas Cattle Raisers Convention. Billed as “the largest ranching event of the year,” the event is scheduled for March 31st to April 2nd in San Antonio, Texas. The convention and expo are hosted by the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association. AgAmerica Relationship Manager Aaron Walters and Correspondent Lender Jordan Shipley will be in attendance at an AgAmerica booth as part of the cattle raisers expo. The convention will see the educational sessions, industry meetings, and networking opportunities of most cattle trade shows.
Cattle trade shows offer those in the cattle industry the opportunity to come together to learn about advancements in the industry, make decisions about the future, and make contact with industry peers. They also give the AgAmerica Lending team a chance to meet owners and operators in person to discuss our custom loan packages. If you can’t make it to one of the above conventions or cattle trade shows, contact us to speak with an AgAmerica team member today.
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Growing up in the Florida cattle and citrus business, Don Harden manages his family ranch of several thousand head of cattle and horses. He has almost 40 years of experience in the real estate business; 15 years of which were spent with a large real estate auction company specializing in agricultural sales.
Ethan O. Cooper was born and raised in Lake City, Florida, with the love of the outdoors in his blood. After graduating high school, Ethan attended Lake City Community College, obtaining a dual degree in Golf Course Operations and Turf Management. Prior to being accepted into the Turf Management program, Ethan completed a year-long internship working at Houston Lake Country Club golf course in Perry, Georgia. Ethan completed two more required internships at The Augusta National Golf Course and Great Waters at Reynolds Plantation. These opportunities led him to his next challenge: being invited to assist Augusta National with The Master’s Tournament over the next seven years.
Cameron Flowers is a 7th generation South Carolinian having been born and raised in Aynor, South Carolina. He grew up working on his family’s tobacco and swine farm, and in high school won both the state FFA soil judging and farm business management competitions.
Aaron Walters joined AgAmerica Lending in 2016, and has a love for agriculture and the outdoors.
Jordan Shipley joined the AgAmerica Lending team in March 2017 as a Correspondent Lender in Texas. Jordan is a native Texan, whose first loves include athletics, land, and the outdoors.