2017 Membership Convention

September 17th, 2017 by brahmanabba

The show must go on! The Membership Convention is on track for September 21-23. Check out the fun-filled schedule.

We look forward to seeing everyone Sept 21-23 at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Kissimmee, FL. It’s been a trying time with hurricanes hitting both Houston and Florida but the show must go on. We have a fun weekend filled with some tours of Florida’s most noted ranches. If you haven’t registered and your schedule has opened up we welcome you to join us.

Schedule of Events

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Thursday, September 21

4:00 – 8:00 Golf Day / Spa Day
5:00 ABBA Executive Committee Meeting – Emerald 1

Friday, September 22

8-12 noon ABBA Committee Meetings – Emerald Foyer 3
8:00 – 12:00 Research & Breed Improvement Committee – Emerald 5
8:00 – 10:00 International Committee – Emerald 1
8:00 – 10:00 Youth Activities Committee – Emerald 3
8:00 – 10:00 Marketing Committee – Emerald 4
10:00 – 12:00 Show Committee – Emerald 3
10:00 – 12:00 Communications Committee – Emerald 1
10:00 – 12:00 Membership/Member Services Committee – Emerald 4
12:00 – 1:00 ABBA Board of Directors Luncheon – Emerald Room 8
1:00 – 3:30 ABBA Board of Directors Meeting – Emerald Room 6
4:00 – 7:00 ABBA Membership Convention Registration – Near Lobby
7:00 – 9:00 ABBA Membership Convention Welcome Reception – Orange Blossom Ballroom

Saturday, September 23                                                                                                  

6:30 – 7:00 Convention Registration – Orange Blossom Ballroom Foyer
7:00 – 8:15   General Session / Breakfast – Orange Blossom Ballroom
8:30 Depart for Ranch Tours – Transportation Lobby 
8:30 – 5:30 Ranch Tours – Deseret Ranches (the largest cattle operation in the U.S.), family owned cattle operations of Kempfer Cattle Co. and Double C Bar Ranch. Will view Florida bred cattle, and opportunity to learn cattle management practices of highly successful producers and legendary ranches in Florida.

Bus Presentations – Educational presentations to be given by Dr. Geoffrey Dahl, University of Florida Animal Science Department Chairman,Dr. Todd Thrift, Animal Science Professor and Dr. Ashby Green and Jill Ginn, Beef Genomic Territory Managers for GeneSeek.

5:30  Return to Gaylord Palms Hotel
6:30 Cocktails – Orange Blossom Ballroom
7:00 Closing BanquetAwards and Special Presentation by Clint Raulerson, Florida Cracker, Southern Poet & Storyteller.
 9:00-11:00 Dance & Silent Auction – Orange Blossom Ballroom