2016 Angus Convention
November 5-7

Indianapolis Convention Center
Indianapolis, Indiana

Angus Convention

From outstanding educational seminars to nationally known entertainment, the 2016 Angus Convention is an event you won’t want to miss. More than 2,100 cattlemen participated in the 2015 Angus Convention. And, as plans take shape for the 2016 Angus Convention, there’s even more in store for Angus producers and their partners.

Schedule at a Glance*



  • Preconvention Tour, hosted by Indiana Angus Association
  • Angus Foundation Supporter Recognition Event, by invitation only



  • Opening general session
  • International Angus Genomics Symposium, sponsored by Neogen’s GeneSeek® Operations featuring keynote speaker, Juan Enriquez
  • Live cattle demonstrations, sponsored by Zoetis
  • Trade show, hosting 150-plus allied industry partners
  • American Angus Auxiliary Annual Meeting
  • Association Board of Directors Candidate Forum



  • American Angus Auxiliary Breakfast
  • Non-denominational church service
  • Angus University general session, sponsored by Merck Animal Health
  • Angus University workshops
  • Trade Show, hosting 150-plus allied industry partners
  • Evening Entertainment, Sawyer Brown



  • American Angus Association Awards Recognition Breakfast
  • American Angus Association 133rd Annual Meeting of Delegates
  • Trade Show, hosting 150-plus allied industry partners

*Schedule subject to change


Juan Enriquez

Juan Enriquez

A brilliant thinker and entrepreneur unlocking the extraordinary promise of the new life sciences.

Juan Enriquez is one of those unique individuals who lives in the future and works on the cutting edge of discovery. He is an active investor in early-stage private companies in their life sciences sector, and is one of the world’s leading authorities on the uses and benefits of genomic research.

In addition to his entrepreneurial work in the life sciences, Juan writes and speaks engagingly about the profound changes that genomics and other life sciences will cause in business, technology, politics and society.

Juan Enriquez

Howard Putnam

A visionary businessman who, as the CEO of Southwest Airlines, changes the airline industry game.

Howard is the former CEO of the highly successful Southwest Airlines. He was later recruited to be the CEO of financially failing Braniff International and was the first CEO to restructure a major airline into, through and out of bankruptcy.

Earlier in his career he spent 20 years with United Airlines, his final position being group vice president of marketing. In addition to being at the top of his field, Howard has written a book published by HarperCollins entitled, The Winds of Turbulence.

Howard grew up on a farm in Iowa where he learned to fly in a pasture. He and his wife Krista currently live near Reno and Lake Tahoe.


Country music super group Sawyer Brown headlines the Sunday, Nov. 6 evening entertainment at the 2016 Angus Convention in Indianapolis, Ind.

After 36 years, this "travelin' band" continues to entertain and sell out venues. Sawyer Brown is made up of frontman Mark Miller, keyboardist Gregg "Hobie" Hubbard, bassist Jim Scholten and drummer Joe Smyth have been out there tearing up the road since 1984 when they won the top prize on Ed McMahon's "Star Search". Shayne Hill is the not-so-new "new guy." Shayne joined the band in June of 2004 -after rehearsing with the band once. Once. Yes- he was that good.

The guys followed that "Star Search" win with the release of their smashing debut single "Leona". Since that time and now and an unbelievable 30-plus years ago, a multitude of hits has followed, in addition to highly successful concert stops all across the globe.

Sawyer will get you out of your seats and rockin' in the aisles with classics like "Shakin'", "Betty's Bein' Bad", "Step That Step", and "Puttin' The Dark Back Into the Night". But at the same time, they can put a lump in your throat with emotional ballads like "The Walk", "The Dirt Road" and "All These Years".

The band is celebrating its 30 anniversary with the release of their 23rd album, Travelin' Band.

Indiana Angus Tour

Before the convention officially begins, the members of the Indiana Angus Association will host a preconvention tour with regional stops at Willer Timber Ridge, Greencastle, Ind.; Stewart Select Angus, Greensburg, Ind.; Coverdale Angus, Frankton, Ind., plus a stop at The Hoosier Gym, Knightstown, Ind. Tour busses will depart from the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown on Friday, Nov. 4 at 6:45 a.m. and return at 5 p.m. A full lunch plus drinks and morning and afternoon snacks are included.

The National Angus Tour is a ticketed event that requires advance registration of $75 to ride a tour bus or $40 to drive yourself. Attendees can reserve their spot when registering for the convention.

Enjoy Highlights From Last Year

The Angus Report joins more than 2,000 cattle producers to report from the 2015 National Angus Convention in Overland Park, Kan.