Angus cattle and enthusiasts will be found along the Hudson River this fall during the 2013 National Angus Conference & Tour (NAC&T). Events take place Aug. 28-30 and include visits to historical New York sites and several Angus operations. Interested participants are encouraged to register by the early deadline, July 15.
We can't ask for better scenery during the 2013 NAC&T, says Shelia Stannard, American Angus Association director of activities and events. Rural New York is beautiful, and when you add Angus cattle dotting the skyline, it's breathtaking.
The conference themed, Angus Along the Hudson, kicks off in Albany, N.Y., and is sponsored with support of Land O' Lakes Purina Feed LLC. Day one consists of a series of workshops and presenters; covering a number of topics, such as marketing Angus genetics, informing the consumer, new technology that is available and preparing for the future of the cattle business.
New York Angus breeders will provide a two-day tour featuring the state's Angus operations, history and New York agriculture. Farm stops are: Garret Farms, Hillsdale; Trowbridge Farms, Ghent; Heathcote Farm, Amenia; Walbridge Farm LLC, Millbrook; and Rally Farms, Millbrook.
Other stops include the Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, Mass.; and the hometown of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Hyde Park, where participants can choose to tour Roosevelt's home or the Vanderbilt Mansion. Participants should designate the site they wish to visit on their registration form.
The early registration deadline is July 15; final registration is due Aug. 1. Walk-ins are accepted as space permits.
Attendees are encouraged to book their hotel space at the conference headquarters, the Albany Marriott. To reserve a room, call 1-800-228-9290 and mention the NAC&T to receive the negotiated rate. Visit http://www.ANGUS.org for more information.