The need for young leadership in the beef industry has become a rising concern as the average age of primary operators increases. Extension educators developed a leadership conference for beef producers with the primary objective to educate and develop leadership qualities in young cattle producers. To achieve the objective participants, age 18-40 years old, had opportunities to learn all aspects of the industry through presentations, hands-on learning and industry tours. A post-conference survey revealed that participants planned to utilize what they learned and had a better understanding of the beef industry at the conclusion of the program.
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Willmore, C. J., Small, M., Baker, S., & Church, J. (2021). Young Cattle Producers Conference Develops Leaders in Idaho. Journal of Extension, 59(1), Article 3. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.59.01.03