by Henry Kempfer
It’s hard for me to believe I’m already 11 months into my term.Looking back at my travels to many counties around the state, attending Cracker Days, annual meetings and barbecues.
I have thoroughly enjoyed visiting with old friends and having the opportunity to make new ones. But more important is the chance to update our members on the issues that the Cattlemen’s association has been addressing throughout the year, and to hear any concerns being faced by members throughout the state. It’s also important that each county is represented at our quarterly meetings and annual convention. However, I know from my past personal experience of being a state director, it’s not always easy to relay information back to the county. This ties into my theme of “Circle the Herd” as I encourage you all to be more engaged with our issues that affect our industry.
These are good times in the cow business, which means there should be a great opportunity to grow our membership. It is vital to our continued success that we keep expanding so our voice can be heard amongst the rapidly growing population within our state. We, in agriculture, are increasingly outnumbered and need everyone, directly or indirectly involved in the cattle business, to join our association.
This year’s convention will be here soon. Please plan ahead and make time to attend, as I can assure you that you won’t be let down. Rooms are going fast, so make your reservations.