November 3-5, 2018
Greater Columbus Convention Center
Columbus, Ohio

2018 Convention Schedule

  1. General Move-in

    Exhibit Hall

  2. Registration Open

  1. Registration Open

  2. National Angus Tour

    This year’s tour includes two stops: The Certfied Angus Beef headquarters in Wooster, Ohio, and Claylick Run Farms in Newark, Ohio. The tour will be split into two bus groups, alternating locations between the morning and afternoon.

    Get an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look inside the Certified Angus Beef campus from recipe development to digital marketing and everything in between. The stop will include an office and resource center tour staffed by the supply development team, as well as educational sessions with Chef Tony Biggs. The Culinary Center is a unique facility that allows for custom, immersive learning opportunities, including meat labs and cooking demonstrations. Most guests are chefs, retailers and meat marketers, but it’s relevant to all Angus breeders who want to learn more about the Science Behind the SizzleTM. Plus, receive 20% o Black Hide Collection merchandise for pre-convention tour participants.

    At Claylick Run Farms, Ohio Angus breeders will have cattle on display, and Select
    Sires will have a presentation prepared.

    Participants will have the opportunity to spend time learning about the operations, hearing from speakers and, of course, viewing outstanding Angus cattle.

    Tour buses will depart the Greater Columbus Convention Center at 7:00 a.m., Friday, Nov. 2 and return around 6:00 p.m. A delicious Certified Angus Beef<sup>&reg;</sup> brand lunch is included for all those on the tour. The National Angus Tour is a ticketed event that requires advance registration of $75 to ride the bus. No-self driving option this year. You definitely won’t leave hungry!

  3. Trade Show Move-in

  4. American Angus Association Board of Directors Meeting

  5. Auxiliary Executive Committee Meeting

  6. American Angus Association Past Board Member Reception

  7. Angus Foundation Supporter Recognition Event (by invitation only)

  1. Registration Open

  2. Trade Show Open and Welcome Reception

  3. Welcome General Session

    An exciting general welcome session will feature dynamic perspectives from Association Chief Executive Officer Allen Moczygemba and Certified Angus Beef LLC President John Stika. Agricultural broadcasting legend Max Armstrong lends his trusted voice as host throughout the entire morning as Allen and John discuss what the next 40 years of Angus cattle and Certified Angus Beef may bring.

  4. Angus Genomics Symposium, sponsored by Neogen GeneSeek Operations®

    The fourth-annual Angus Genomics Symposium, sponsored by Neogen GeneSeek, includes keynote speaker Dr. Spencer Wells, geneticist, anthropologist and explorer-in-residence at the National Geographic Society.

    For over a decade, he was an explorer-in-residence at the National Geographic Society and director of the Genographic Project, which has collected and analyzed DNA samples from hundreds of thousands of people around the world in order to decipher how our ancestors populated the planet, and in the process, launching the consumer genomics industry.

  5. Auxiliary Executive Board Meeting

  6. Trade Show Grand Opening

  7. Lunch in trade show featuring Certified Angus Beef®

  8. Beef Leaders Institute Alumni Lunch (by invitation only)

  9. Past Board Member Lunch

  10. Trade Show Open

  11. Question and Answer with the CEO

  12. Innovation Workshops

    Make sure to attend the Innovation Workshops, held on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 2-4 p.m. at the live cattle demonstration area. The Innovation Workshops are a great way to visually learn from industry experts on relevant topics ranging from low-stress handling to structural correctness.

  13. NJAA Ambassador Contest Presentations

  14. Succession Planning Workshop

  15. Auxiliary Presidents Reception & Social

  16. Auxiliary Annual Meeting

  17. American Angus Association Board of Directors Candidate Forum

  1. Registration Open

  2. Miss American Angus Contest

  3. Angus Auxiliary Breakfast

    All Angus enthusiasts are invited to start their Sunday, Nov. 4, at 7:30 a.m. at the annual Auxiliary breakfast for $35 per ticket. Enjoy a full breakfast, entertainment and fellowship as the Auxiliary hosts this highly anticipated event.

  4. Nondenominational Church Service

  5. Lunch and networking in trade show featuring Certified Angus Beef®

  6. Trade Show Open

    Exhibit Hall

  7. Certified Angus Beef Meat Judging Contest

  8. Angus University sponsored by Merck Animal Health


    Angus University

    The fifth annual Angus University, sponsored by Merck Animal Health, takes place Sunday, Nov. 4. This year’s symposium ranks as our most exciting yet, featuring Green Beret commander, Mark Nutsch, and Cameron Bruett, Corporate Affairs and Sustainability lead for JBS® USA and current president of the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef. Meanwhile, the afternoon breakout sessions will cover a wide-variety of subjects featuring a slate of top-flight speakers.

    Mark Nutsch, portrayed by actor Chris Hemsworth in the major motion picture, “12 Strong,” Mark Nutsch (aka Mitch Nelson in the film) shares lessons learned in the now-declassified saga of a U.S. Special Forces team that overcame seemingly insurmountable odds to help achieve a historic military victory. Mark Nutsch shares the true-life story of helping lead what is considered the most successful unconventional warfare campaign in modern history, a victory that changed the course of our country and the world.

    Cameron Bruett, Cameron Bruett has led corporate communications, industry affairs and sustainability at JBS® USA since 2012. He started his career at JBS in 2008, managing government relations in Washington D.C. Prior to JBS, Cameron served on the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry and held positions with ConAgra Foods, the EOP Group and USDA. He is the current President of the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, Board Member of the Farmer Support Programme in the Netherlands and a graduate of Tuskegee University. Cameron is a dynamic speaker and proven leader in the beef cattle industry. Convention attendees won’t want to miss his presentation!

    Association Business

    Of course, no Angus Convention is complete without the American Angus Association® annual business meeting. Delegates from across the U.S. will assemble to represent nearly 25,000 Association members during the Annual Convention of Delegates on Monday, Nov. 5.

    The Candidate Forum will be held Saturday, Nov. 3 at 4:30 p.m. This Forum is the prime time for delegates and Association members to listen to candidates vying for the Association’s Board of Directors. Each candidate will present for 10 minutes, followed by a Q&A session.

    Angus University Workshops

    Genetic Advancement

    2 – 2:50: Know the Score: Angus Link
    3 – 3:50: Know the Score: Angus Link (Repeat)
    4 – 4:50: $Index’s 101

    Next-Level Marketing

    2 – 2:50: Marketing & Advertising: Where to Start?
    3 – 3:50: A Fresh Approach to Print Advertising
    4 – 4:50: Digital for Today’s Cattlemen

    Best Practices

    2 – 2:50: Maternal Focus
    3 – 3:50: Matching Genetics to Production Environment
    4 – 4:50: From Pasture to Plate: CAB Supply Development

    Cattle Demonstrations

    2 – 2:50: Modern Cattle Handling
    3 – 3:50: Foot Scoring and Structural Correctness
    4 – 4:50: The Changing Landscape of Animal Health

  9. Trade Show Gala and Dinner featuring Certified Angus Beef

  10. Miss American Angus speeches

  11. Grand Prize Giveaway & Meat Judging Contest Results

  12. Entertainment: Neal McCoy

  1. Registration Open

  2. American Angus Association Awards Recognition Breakfast

  3. Closing networking and coffee break

  4. 135th Annual Convention of Delegates

    No Angus Convention is complete without the American Angus Association® annual business meeting. Delegates from across the U.S. will assemble to represent nearly 25,000 Association members during the Annual Convention of Delegates on Monday, Nov. 5.

  5. Certified Angus Beef Open House

    Can’t make the National Angus Tour? Attendees of the Angus Convention are more than welcome to join the Certified Angus Beef team for an open house, taking place from 1 to 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 5 in Wooster, Ohio. Take a short hour-and-a-half drive to Wooster to visit the headquarters before returning home from the Angus Convention. Take part in unique cooking demonstrations with the culinary team, meat cutting demonstrations and shop the Black Hide Collection while visiting with CAB team members.

  6. American Angus Association Board of Directors Meeting

2018 Sponsors

The Angus Convention and Trade Show is made possible through generous support from the following partners.

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Key Dates

Registration and Hotel Blocks Open
Sunday, July 1st, 2018

National Angus Tour
Friday, November 2nd, 2018