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CATTLEMEN'S BOOT CAMP TO BE HELD AUGUST 29-30 AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS IN CHAMPAIGN-URBANA

Cattle producers, don't miss your opportunity to attend the next Cattlemen's Boot Camp, set for Aug. 29-30 at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. The Boot Camp is open to all cattle producers and will overview the various segments of the beef industry as well as give perspective on emerging technologies. The American Angus AssociationSM, Angus Foundation and the University of Illinois will host this third Cattlemen's Boot Camp sponsored by the Association and Foundation. It is open to all cattle producers, but enrollment is limited, so producers should sign up today.

“This two-day event is designed to give producers more insight and understanding to all aspects of the industry,” says Jim Shirley, vice president of industry relations for the American Angus Association. “We enjoy working with various universities and their staff to make sure we bring a top-notch program to cattle producers around the country.”

University of Illinois animal science professors and Extension specialists, Association and Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB) staff and other guest speakers will present the program. Some small groups will be formed to allow for more hands-on interaction.

The event is set to begin at 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 29 at the Holiday Inn in Urbana. Bus transportation will be provided to the University. The Boot Camp will conclude by 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 30.

Registration is just $75, which includes most meals and materials for the Boot Camp. Enrollment is limited, so sign up today, by contacting the Association for registration materials.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn. Make reservations by calling 217-328-7900, and be sure to ask for the American Angus Association block to get the negotiated rate. For more information, contact Shelia Stannard, Association event coordinator, or log onto www.angus.org.

The American Angus Association, with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo., provides programs and services to more than 34,000 members and thousands of commercial cattle producers nationwide. The Angus Foundation is a 501(c) 3 affiliate of the Association, and provides support to education, youth and research.

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