LINCOLN, Neb. (May 19, 2016) – Nebraska Cattlemen and the Nebraska Cattlemen Research and Education Foundation would like to announce the selection of three delegates to represent Nebraska Cattlemen at the NCBA Young Cattlemen’s Conference this year. Joel Weber of Dorchester, Shannon Peterson of Gothenburg and Jennifer Leupp of Overton will represent NC at this year’s conference.
The Young Cattlemen’s Conference, held June 1 – June 9, is an opportunity for cattlemen and cattlewomen between the ages of 25 and 50 to visit segments of the beef industry in other parts of our nation with young cattlemen from other states. Facilitated by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), participants will travel to Denver, Chicago and Washington D.C.
Joel Weber is the manager for Weber Feedyards LLC, a commercial cattle feeding and row crop farming operation in Dorchester, NE. The operation was started by Joel’s grandfather father Robert. Joel assumed the management role in 2007.
Shannon Peterson is a 4th generation Farmer/Rancher on her Husband’s family operation in south central Nebraska. They run an Angus cross cow/calf operation and feedlot. The Peterson’s also custom feed around 3000 head of hogs every year. Along with the ranch they farm corn, beans, wheat, and alfalfa all which is 100% no till. Shannon’s day to day job is to help run the cow/calf operations and handle the processing as well as the animal health decisions for the feedlot.
Jennifer Leupp, Ph.D. grew up on a cow-calf and small grains operation in southern Michigan. Jennifer is the owner of Exposure Design & Consulting Group, LLC, an agency that not only services the area of feedlot and cow-calf nutrition, but also livestock marketing, photography and ad design based out of Overton, NE.
2016 will be the 37th year the tour has been conducted. The primary objective is to develop leadership qualities in young cattlemen and expose them to all aspects of the beef industry. The tour helps these young leaders understand all areas of our industry ranging from industry structure to issues management, from production research to marketing.