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TCA Youth Leadership Program
Powered by the Kentucky Beef Council & the Tennessee Cattlemen’s Youth Association
Dates: July 31 to August 5, 2023

The Kentucky Beef Council and the Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association are excited to team up for their Youth Leadership Program, from July 31st to August 5th, 2023. This educational program will explore all aspects of the beef industry. Accepted attendees will get first-hand experience in areas of beef marketing, beef production, and beef advocacy. Stops on the trip include Certified Angus Beef, ST Genetics, EBY Trailer, and more. Attendees will also be able to network with leaders about various careers, internships, and educational opportunities that they can use in their future careers.

This program is open to incoming high school sophomores through second year in undergraduate study. Tennessee participants must be a TCA youth member, and be a Tennessee resident and/or enrolled in a Tennessee school. Approximately 15 attendees will be selected through an application and interview process. Hotel and travel will be covered by the Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association. Attendees will be responsible for some meals.


The application deadline is June 12th, 2023. After the application deadline, accepted attendees will be notified and then must pay a $200 non-refundable registration fee. A formal travel agenda, permission forms, and more trip details will be released to those selected.


For questions, please contact Melinda Perkins at


A special thank you to the Tennessee Beef Industry Council and Tennessee Beef Foundation for sponsoring the Youth Leadership Program!

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