Identifying and educating leaders to help guide and strengthen our beef industry is important to the future of Nebraska’s agriculture.  The next generation of Nebraska Cattlemen will ensure Nebraska remains the global epicenter of the beef industry.

The goal of the Young Cattlemen’s Conference is to deliver a strong foundation of industry knowledge to young and emerging leaders.  YCC provides the leadership tools these producers need to build a successful future. 

Only 10 individuals are selected from nominations by NC affiliates, leaders and members to participate each year.  YCC is a two-year commitment. 


Above: 2017 YCC Class: Kate Benjamin, Kat White, Tabbatha Cornelius, Erin Laborie, Troy Carruthers, Andy Reigle, Heath Weichel, Alex Heine, Jacob Hopwood, Steve Fish


Above: 2016 YCC Class: Jentry Cain, Heidi Pieper,  Kelly Torrell, Tricia Goes, Kenny Stauffer, Reiss L. Bruning,  Bradley Christensen,  Gus Petersen,  Adam Guenther,  Doug Smith Ph.D.,

For more information contact NC Director of Producer Education Bonita Lederer   402-450-0223 or


This program is made possible by a generous sponsorship from:

Farm Credit Services of America and the Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation.