Youth interested in the beef industry are invited to participate in special programming during the Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course, Aug. 6-8 at Texas A&M University in College Station.
Students will attend educational sessions to learn more about the beef industry, including beef evaluations and grading, advocacy and beef quality.
“Youth participants will be able to attend the general session, as well as the live demonstrations on Aug. 8,” said Dr. Jason Cleere, conference coordinator and Texas AgriLife Extension Service beef cattle specialist in College Station. “Competitions will be held for the students to exhibit their beef knowledge skills and awards will be given to the winners.”
Youth also may participate in any one of the Cattlemen’s College sessions offered during the main Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course.
Registration is $60 by Aug. 1 and $80 thereafter. The program is open to youth ages 13-18, and all participants must attend the Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course with a parent or supervising adult. For more information, visit http://beef.tamu.edu.