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2015 Nevada Cattlemen’s Association $1,000 Scholarship

Each year the Nevada Cattlemen’s Association accepts applications for a $1,000 Scholarship open to all Nevada high school graduating Seniors.

Eligibility requirements for the Scholarship include:

  • Student must be a senior graduating from a High School in Nevada

  • Student must plan to attend a Community College or a 4-year College or University

  • Student must be seeking a degree in an agriculturally related field

  • Student must have at least a 2.5 GPA

Scholarship application forms and complete information on requirements can be downloaded here.

Applicants may also call the NCA office at 775-738-9214 or send a request tonca@nevadabeef.org for a copy.

Applications and accompanying essay, transcripts and letters of reference must be postmarked or dated by 11:59 p.m.,
Monday, March 30, 2015

Thursday, April 2nd Extra-Special “Agriculture Day” at NV Legislature!

Nevada Cattlemen’s Association (NCA) is hosting a Breakfast Event catered by Grandma Hattie’s Restaurant at the Carson City Legislative Building, Thursday, April 2, 2015, 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 am.

Though taking time away might seem counter-productive when many ranchers are getting ready to “turn-out”, there’s NO better time to make “friends” who will be making laws, regulations, taxes, or other rules affecting the ranch’s bottom line than way before a legislator’s help is needed.

This NCA Breakfast brings Legislators, NCA members, and other agricultural friends together to get acquainted and discuss issues important to agriculture. Though NCA’s Breakfast is sponsored, reservations are encouraged by calling (775) 738 9214.

Ranchers may also request arrangements for one-on-one meetings later that day with Legislative Representatives for individual discussions about issues that have a direct impact on a member’s ranching business operation.

The Nevada Department of Agriculture will have a tented Luncheon just north of the Legislative Building on the Mall from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM. Cost is $25 for an “Individual”, or a $75 Sponsorship buys 2 lunch tickets, the business logo on an event banner, and additional lunch tickets at $20 each.

Agricultural businesses are encouraged to bring samples of their products that will be showcased around the tent borders. This is a rancher’s once in a biennial opportunity to be recognized at the Legislature for the contribution agriculture makes to the culture, economy and uniqueness that is 98% of the state of Nevada.

To provide products or make luncheon reservations, contact Mackenzie Campbell at the NV Department of Agriculture, 775-353-3724 or by e-mail

For additional information, Breakfast Registrations, and/or Legislator Visits please contact Stephanie Licht at (775) 738-9214 or by email.

Hope to see all of you at this special Ag Day Legislative Event!

Candidates Sought for 2015 Nevada Beef Ambassador!


The Nevada CattleWomen, Inc. and the Nevada Beef Council are teaming up to hold the statewide contest for selecting a Nevada Beef Ambassador in April 2015.  Last year was the first time in several years since a contest has been held in Nevada, and the Nevada CattleWomen couldn't be happier with our 2014 Nevada Beef Ambassador, Ashley Buckingham of Paradise Valley, and all she has accomplished this last year.  Nevada CattleWomen are seeking a young person to once again represent the beef industry over the next year (April 2015-April 2016).  Ranching or agricultural experience is not required, but enthusiasm for sharing the story of cattle ranching in Nevada is a plus.

Applications are due March 15, 2015.  The contest will be held the evening of April 7 in Mesquite, Nevada, just prior to the Nevada State FFA Livestock Judging and Clark County Fair and Rodeo events.   There are two divisions in the contest (juniors 12-16 yrs, seniors 17-20 yrs) and the top senior will be selected as the Nevada Beef Ambassador for 2015-2016.  Cash prizes will be awarded to the winners in each division and cash incentives provided to all contestants who complete all three portions of the contest (issues statement, media interview, and consumer promotion).

The winner of the contest will receive an all expense-paid trip to the national contest in Denver, Colorado September 25-26, 2015 and other state events.  The winner will be expected to complete the Master's of Beef Advocacy (MBA) online program and several beef education/promotion activities prior to the national competition.  Five state winners are selected to be on the National Beef Ambassador Team.  The national winners are given scholarships and travel to events around the country educating consumers about beef.  For more on the National Beef Ambassador program, see http://www.nationalbeefambassador.org.   To request an application or for more information about the Nevada contest in April, please contact Tracy Shane, Nevada CattleWomen President, at 775-934-5646 or tshane@cabnr.unr.edu.



Online Only: March 2015 Sage Signals

  • 49th FALLON ALL BREEDS BULL SALE – Results, Pictures and THANK YOU’s!
  •  April 2nd Extra-Special, “AGRICULTURE DAY @ NV LEGISLATURE” –
    • Join NCA for Breakfast and the NV Department of Ag for Lunch!  Visit with your Representatives!  Also NV Department of Ag Reservation on Pg. 13.
  • Calendar of UPCOMING EVENTS
  • Ferdinand and Structural Information – FEET & LEGS ARE HERITABLE!
  • President Ron Torell’s, BUDGETING FOR STEWARDSHIP
  • NCA $1,000 Scholarship Information – for Graduating HS Seniors!
  • EYE ON CARSON CITY – NV LEGISLATURE – Recap of Bills impacting agriculture
  • EYE ON WASHINGTON D C – NCBA’s Recap of Bills impacting agriculture
  • NCBA COMMENTS: “Dietary Guidelines Misleading”
  • NCBA: “Tools to Counter Misleading Dietary Guidelines” – Talking & other points!
  • Nevada Beef Council News & Notes!

Sage Signals



This year's Bull Sale was a Sensational Success!

Read all about it in the March 2015 Sage Signals or Click Here


Download your copy of the

2014 Associate Member Directory



Numbers standing at 65 shot, 10 dead, 55 walking wounded including a 3 month old calf with most of jaw shot off

If you have information please contact the Elko County Sheriff at 775-777-2507 or the Nevada Department of Agriculture Brand Division at 775-738-8076. 

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Please visit the events page for details and additional calendar events.


3-5 MARCH 2015

Beef Industry Food Safety Council Meeting, Safety Summit

Dallas/FW Hyatt Regency DFW, Adjacent to Terminal C, 2334 N. International Parkway, Dallas-Fort Worth Airport, TX 75261, US

www.bifsco.org/2015beefindustrysafetysummit.aspx for more information.


4-5 MARCH 2015

Agriculture and the FFA.

The Nevada Agriculture Youth Legislative Experience

Top FFA Juniors and Seniors from across the state spend the 5th at the legislature.


7 MARCH 2015

Snyder Livestock holds an informative Seminar for all livestock producers.

The seminar will begin at 4 PM on Saturday, March 7th at the Casino West Convention Center in Yerington. Be sure to attend to learn more about the beef industry and to enjoy cowboy camaraderie with your fellow beef producers.
More information at slcnv.com/bull-sale-2/.


8 MARCH 2015

Snyder Livestock Bull’s for the 21st Century Test and Sale

Snyder Livestock in Yerington, NV. The sale begins at 1:00 PM on Sunday. Potential buyers are encouraged to come early to view the bulls.
More information at slcnv.com/bull-sale-2/.


18 MARCH 2015

National Ag Day

“A day to recognize and celebrate the
abundance provided by agriculture. Annually producers,
ag associations, corporations, universities, government agencies and others across America join together to recognize the contributions of agriculture.”
From www.agday.org/, see website for more details.


17 MARCH 2015

St. Patrick’s Day!

Consider a “Choose Your Favorite Snake”…activity….

(St. Patrick was famous for ridding Ireland of Snakes)


24-26 MARCH 2015

NCBA Legislative Conference

Washington Court Hotel, Washington D C. with the exception of the Hill visits, agency visits and the Wednesday NCBA reception, all events will be taking place at the Hotel. As in the past, PLC will be reserving a room at the Capitol where western Members of Congress have been invited to come speak. Ron Cerri will represent Nevada Cattlemen’s Association.



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