All convention attendees are invited, and encouraged, to attend these important meetings. These meetings will discuss the issues that directly affect your operation and will give attendees the opportunity to network with other producers working within the committees.


NCBA Policy Committee Meetings

Tuesday, February 1

10:00 AM - 2:45 PM

Wednesday, February 2
1:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Your voice counts! Come participate in the decision-making that shapes the issues affecting your operations today. 

You must be a committee member to vote in NCBA Policy Committee meetings. If you are interested in becoming a committee member, contact your state cattlemen’s association.

Checkoff Committee Meetings

Wednesday, February 2
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Checkoff committee meetings are open to everyone. Committee members (CBB and Federation) will be seated at the tables, guests are invited to join in the gallery. The meeting focus will be producers setting priorities for the next fiscal year and receiving updates on current checkoff-funded programs.

BQA Producer Forum

Tuesday, February

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM 

 Attend the Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Producer Forum to learn how the industry is making BQA a priority. Hear from Cactus Feeders on how BQA is important to cattle health and feedyard profitability and learn how Certified Angus Beef is leveraging BQA within their brand. A brief program update along with Q & A with presenters will ensure you get your BQA questions answered.


Justin Gleghorn, PH.D., Director of Value Management, Cactus Feeders, Inc.


Regional Meetings

Sponsored by Syngenta

Thursday, February 3
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Stay up to date on what’s happening in your industry! Meet cattlemen from your area of the country to discuss important regional issues and how they may impact your operations.

Sustainability Forum - “Steaking” Down the Center of the Plate

Sponsored by Elanco
Thursday, February 3

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Sustainability continues to be a top priority for NCBA and an issue at the forefront of the entire beef supply chain. This engaging session will include: 

  • An introduction to sustainability from Elanco CEO Jeff Simmons. 
  • An overview of how NCBA is leading the conversation about sustainable beef production and making sure cattle producers are recognized for their sustainability efforts.
  • A pasture to plate panel discussion, moderated by NCBA CEO Colin Woodall, and featuring:
    • John Stika, President, Certified Angus Beef
    • Chris Edgington, President, National Corn Growers Association
    • Sara Place, PhD, Chief Sustainability Officer, Elanco Animal Health
    • Shalene McNeill, PhD, RDN, Executive Director, Nutrition Science, Health & Wellness, NCBA 

NCBA Board of Directors Meeting

Sponsored by American Quarter Horse Association
Thursday, February 3

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

NCBA's governing body is the Board of Directors, which consists of both the Policy Division Board of Directors and the Federation Board of Directors. The Board has authority over all matters of the Association and is responsible for governance of NCBA. The Board establishes the direction of programs and monitors the implementation of policy by NCBA staff under the direction of the President & CEO.

The NCBA Board of Directors will conduct its business during this session.

Typical business includes:

  • Reports specific to NCBA Policy and Federation Divisions
  • Discussion of current industry issues
  • Election of 2023 leadership 

Federation Board of Directors

The Federation Division of the Board of Directors has authority over all Checkoff matters relating to promotion, research, and information as authorized by the Act and Order or by state laws for beef and beef products.

Checkoff Committee Meeting Resources

Policy Board of Directors

The Policy Division of the Board of Directors has authority over all matters relating to legislative, regulatory, and governmental affairs associated with beef cattle production.

Policy Committee Meeting Resources

Policy Meetings Schedule

Livestock Marketing Council

Tuesday, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Tuesday, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

NCBA PAC Meeting

Tuesday, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Agriculture & Food Policy 

Tuesday, 12:45 PM - 2:45 PM

Property Rights & Environmental Management 

Tuesday, 12:45 PM - 2:45 PM

Cattle Health & Well-Being Committee 

Wednesday, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Live Cattle Marketing

Wednesday, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM


Wednesday, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

International Trade 

Wednesday, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Checkoff Meetings Schedule

Consumer Trust Committee

Wednesday, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Domestic Marketing Committee

Wednesday, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

International Marketing Committee

Wednesday, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Nutrition and health committee

Wednesday, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Safety & Product innovation committee

Wednesday, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Stakeholder engagement committee

Wednesday, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

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