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's Center for Public Policy

D.c. Issues Update

Sponsored by Stockguard

Tuesday, January 31

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

From the White House to Capitol Hill to federal agencies, your NCBA policy team is engaged on every issue that could impact your cattle operation. Over the course of a tumultuous year in Washington, we have stayed focused on the key policies that keep farms and ranches in business, while protecting your way of life. Your Government Affairs team has worked to improve the business climate for producers, block proposed tax hikes, stop harmful environmental rules, expand processing capacity, and promote programs that reward farmers and ranchers for their good conservation work.

Join us for the DC Issues Update to receive a comprehensive rundown on the situation in Washington: 

  • Vice President of Government Affairs Ethan Lane will give a State of the Industry update.
  • NCBA policy experts will share the latest information on taxes, cattle markets, conservation, Waters of the U.S., animal health, trade, infrastructure, and more.
  • NCBA’s PAC leadership will report on the powerful impact your dollars had in the last election. 

Your policy team lives and works inside the Beltway so you don’t have to. Your operation may be hundreds or even thousands of miles away from Washington, but because of the work of our policy team, your voice is being heard loud and clear. No matter what party is in power or what story the media chooses to spin each day, our mission never wavers: show up at every meeting, attack every issue, talk to every decisionmaker, and make sure the best interests of the cattle and beef industry are NEVER ignored. We’re proud of the grassroots policy process that guides our work, and we look forward to speaking with you in New Orleans. Join us!

Regional Meetings

Tuesday, January 31
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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.


NCBA Policy Committee Meetings

Wednesday, February 1
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Thursday, February 2
10:00 AM - 12:00 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

Thursday, February 2
2:00 PM - 4:00 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.

Sustainability Forum

Sponsored by Elanco
Thursday, February 2

12:30 PM - 2:00 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 connect producer practices and experiences that have led to positive outcomes on their operations with the larger sustainability narrative.

NCBA Board of Directors Meeting

Sponsored by American Quarter Horse Association
Friday, February 3

1:00 PM - 3:00 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 2024 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


Wednesday, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Property Rights & Environmental Management 

Wednesday, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Livestock Marketing Council

Wednesday, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

NCBA PAC Meeting

Wednesday, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Live Cattle Marketing

Wednesday, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Agriculture & Food Policy 

Wednesday, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM


Wednesday, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Cattle Health & Well-Being Committee 

Thursday, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

International Trade 

Thursday, 10:0 AM - 12:00 PM

Checkoff Meetings Schedule

Consumer Trust Committee

Thursday, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Domestic Marketing Committee

Thursday, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

International Marketing Committee

Thursday, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Nutrition and health committee

Thursday, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Safety & Product innovation committee

Thursday, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Stakeholder engagement committee

Thursday, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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