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calendar UPCOMING EVENTS IN THE CATTLE INDUSTRY April 1 – 3, 2016 April 6 – 8, 2016 April 8 – 10, 2016 April 12 – 14, 2016 April 14 – 17, 2016 April 15 – 16, 2016 May 19 – 22, 2016 May 26 – 27, 2016 The Michigan Cattlemen’s Association 27th Annual Beef Expo includes Breed Shows, a Trade Show and so much more for your money. There will be opportunities to network with potential buyers, and mingle with cattle exhibitors and visitors at the member and guest reception social. www.micattlemen.org is where it all starts. The Great Bend Farm and Ranch Expo in Kansas is looking for you to partake in some of their cool and exciting stuff. Over 700 vendors from 27 states, Canada and Australia will be on-site, promoting the latest agricultural technology, research and equipment. Throw in great food and we have a deal. Look it up at www.greatbendfarmandranchexpo.net. The Cattle Raisers Convention at the Fort Worth, TX Convention Center is the largest cattle industry event in the region. More than 220 companies bring their latest product and service innovations to showcase at the Cattle Raisers Expo, along with social events and learning opportunities. www.cattleraisersconvention.com will set you right up. The NCBA Legislative Conference is an opportunity to spend three days in the nation’s Capital, meeting with key congressional and agency infl uencers to articulate industry’s policy priorities. While NCBA staff regularly meets with these policy makers, the most infl uential meetings are with producers that travel to D.C., bringing local perspective to the beltway. Check it out at www.beefusa.org. The Washington State Spring Fair in Puyallup, WA was already going to be a good time but this year there are 12 new food booths. Yes, 12. Join Quigley the duck (and family) to take in adorable baby animals, tons of free entertainment including the new TimberWorks Lumberjack Show, garden workshops, the action-packed Motorsport Mayhem shows and much more. www.thefair.com will get you all you need to know. The 2016 Rodeo All Star Weekend in Denver, CO is one rodeo you don’t want to miss. It’s all there, running two full days and your info is waiting at www.rodeoallstar.com. The 66th Annual Miles City Bucking Horse Sale in Montana debuts some of the fi nest bucking stock seen on the continent. Some of the best bucking stock in the nation has been showcased in Miles City since 1914 when the Miles City Roundup began. www.buckinghorsesale.com will open the doors to whether the several hundred ornery critters will give their fi rst indications of whether they will join the bronc hall of fame. The 2016 California Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) Feeder Council and Arizona Cattle Feeders Association (ACFA) Meeting will be held in San Diego, CA this year. This annual feeder meeting is a special opportunity for California and Arizona feedlot industry members to come together to discuss issues facing the beef industry, network with fellow cattlemen and learn from one another. The website is www.calcattlemen.org. Want information about your club or organization’s activities published in Working Ranch? Send information at least 60 days prior to event to: “Events Calendar” Working Ranch, P.O. Box 91269 Henderson, Nevada 89009-1269 or email judy@workingranchmag.com. PUBLISHER/EDITOR: TIM O’BYRNE SENIOR EDITORS: TODD MCCARTNEY, CORINNE PATTERSON, TROY SMITH COPY EDITOR, CALENDAR & E-NEWS: JUDY COLE CONTRIBUTING EDITORS: JAIME PULLMAN, GILDA V. BRYANT, LORETTA SORENSEN, BERT ENTWISTLE, COLIN J. CLEARY, DR. 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