TAMPA, Fla. – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) recognized today during the Best of Beef Breakfast at the 2013 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show the states who influenced the recent surge in NCBA membership. The state and national partnership is crucial to NCBA’s member recruitment strategy and these awards provide incentive for the state affiliates that have worked tirelessly to strengthen the voice of cattlemen and women at state and national levels.
In recognition of these affiliates’ efforts to encourage their members to join NCBA, New Holland is providing three affiliates with their choice of a one-year lease on a New Holland BR7090 round baler or a one-year lease on a New Holland T6 175 tractor.
“New Holland supports cattlemen and women and they recognize the importance of a strong state and national partnership and the role that partnership plays in strengthening agriculture’s voice in Washington, D.C., and elsewhere,” said New Holland Segment Manager of Dairy and Livestock Marketing Michael Cornman.
Cornman was on-hand at the Best of Beef Breakfast to award one lease to the state affiliate that recruited the most new members between Oct. 1, 2012 and Dec. 31, 2012. The other two leases were awarded by random drawing to two of the 14 states which met membership recruitment milestones during the same time period.
The states that qualified for the lease drawing by meeting membership recruitment goals were: Arizona Cattle Feeders, California Cattlemen’s, Colorado Livestock, Georgia Cattlemen’s, Hawaii Cattlemen’s, Kansas Livestock, Minnesota State Cattlemen’s, Nebraska Cattlemen, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers, Texas Cattle Feeders, Utah Cattlemen’s, Virginia Cattlemen’s, Washington Cattle Feeders and Wisconsin Cattlemen’s.
Georgia Cattlemen’s Association and the Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association won the lease drawing held during the state affiliate luncheon and will have their choice of either a New Holland BR7090 round baler or a one-year lease on a New Holland T6 175 tractor for their use.
The top five states in NCBA membership recruitment from Oct. 1, 2012 through Dec. 31, 2012 were, in reverse order: California Cattlemen’s Association, Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association, Kansas Livestock Association, Missouri Cattlemen’s Association and the winner of either a New Holland baler or tractor for the largest number of NCBA members recruited was Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers.
“At New Holland we are proud to support state and national membership efforts. We know that it is smart for all of us to work together to strengthen our great industry and provide opportunities for future generations of farmers and ranchers,” said Cornman. “We are honored to work with NCBA on this important effort.”