TSCRA, NCBA, ACA, LMA, 4-H, FFA. Are you confused? Cause I sure am! There are so many organizations and associations in the Agriculture community. Why not get involved today?

Growing up in Arkansas, I was always involved in the Ag community. I was heavily involved in 4-H programs, FFA was offered at my High School after we consolidated with a larger district, and I was a regular following my dad to the Cattlemen’s meetings. Now that I will find myself back in Arkansas, I look forward to finding myself in a position to become more involved in the Ag community.

Involvement in your community is great. It’s all about giving back and growing. One of my favorite things to do is teach others about what I love most, the cattle business. Teaching youth, people who are not familiar with my lifestyle, and even my peers. Teaching others about what I love is where I learn best. It keeps my mind fresh and keeps me involved. I love that lightbulb moment when someone catches on to an idea or comes in contact with cattle or horses for the first time. I want to get out there and share with others what I have experienced and encourage my peers to do the same.

What organization is best for me? Where can I make the biggest impact and become involved?

I have seen the advertisements for industry conventions and trade shows, but have never had the opportunity to participate. I always thought it would be interesting to attend the NCBA, TSCRA, and even State Cattlemen’s conventions. Guess my family never had the time or means to go to things like that when I was a kid. Now that I am older, I would really love to be more involved. I look forward to the opportunities my new start in Arkansas will bring.

What organizations are you involved in? Are you able to attend any industry conventions or trade shows? Which do you recommend? What involvement do you gain the most from?