The Kentucky Cattlemen's Association Allied Industry Council and University of Nebraska- Lincoln partnered together to create an opportunity for Kentucky high school juniors and seniors to attend the Nebraska Youth Beef Leadership Symposium (NYBLS ) Nov. 17-19.
Among the attendees scheduled to attend from Kentucky is Kyle Porter of Hustonville. Porter, a Lincoln County High School senior is the son of Gary and Vanessa Porter. He is active in both 4-H and FFA, with an interest in the beef cattle industry which led him to apply for a scholarship to attend the beef conference.
The fifth annual NYBLS at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's (UNL) Animal Science Complex will introduce Nebraska and Kentucky high school students to beef industry careers, current issues and an opportunity to use their leadership skills in product development activity. In addition, six $500 scholarships for UNL's College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources will be presented. The three-day symposium, geared toward Nebraska and Kentucky high school juniors and seniors, features presentations on goal setting, leadership development, food safety and international beef promotions, said Dennis Brink, UNL animal scientist. Students also will experience several hands-on presentations in beef quality assurance and the latest meat science technologies.