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US Beef Academy


July 13-18, 2013

Valles Caldera National Preserve

Youth 16-19 Years of Age

Camp Fee: $500

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A unique, applied beef cattle management experience for youth.




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The NM Youth Ranch Management program was developed in 2011 to promote learning opportunities for youth from family ranches. In 2011 and 2012, the NMSU Cooperative Extension Service and the greater BEEF Industry in NM hosted 30 youth from across the state of NM on the Valles Caldera National Preserve at the NM Youth Ranch Management Camp. A common question asked by attendees and parents at the end of the weeklong program was, "When is the next camp?"

In July 2012, a consortium of beef industry experts from across the U.S. developed the US Beef Academy (USBA) to expand the NM Youth Ranch Management Program on the Valles Caldera to youth from across the United States. The USBA is tailored as an advanced, applied educational experience for youth between the ages of 16-19 with a sincere desire to be the next generation of beef industry producers and leaders. Participating youth will leave this unique experience with an expanded toolbox of new concepts and ideas, advanced technologies, and applied skills that are currently being used throughout the beef industry to improve efficiency and profitability.

Our goals for youth who attend this event are two-fold: 1) introduce them to subject matter they can take back home to the ranch, and 2) expose and provide direction on future educational and career opportunities across various sectors of the beef industry.

Like the annual Youth Ranch Management Camp, the US Beef Academy is a unique event at one of the West's most historic ranches.

For more information on how YOU can help make this year's Academy a success as an attendee, donor, or sponsor, browse the side navigation links of the website or contact Dr. Manny Encinias at (505) 927-7935 or mencinia@nmsu.edu

Manny Encinias
USBA Chairman
Cell: 505-927-7935
Email: mencinia@nmsu.edu
URL: http://nmbeef.nmsu.edu